Wednesday, January 31, 2007

GURU

We watched Guru few days back and it was very very very classy movie. Everything in the movie looked perfect. The direction, Mithun, Abhishek, Aishwarya, even Dhirubhai errr I mean Gurubhai looked a smart ass crook.
Well the movie is completely based on Dhirubhai Ambani's life story. It shows how Dhirubhai went out of India to earn money in the 1960s, then came back and started Reliance.
In real life Dhirubhai was a very hardworking man. But more than hardwork he was extra smart. He bribed the government official, found loop hole in the indian business functioning, tried arm twisting he government when needed to get his work done. Look at the CDMA and GSM case where CDMA was launched in India as a service to be provided only as Wireless in Local Loop, but today Reliance provides the best connectivity and cheapest price in India. If anyone is travelling from Madras to Banglore the Relaince signal is never weak.
One of my friends who used to work in customs in Bombay used to tell, "When ever any machines from abroad come to the dock and the machine is to be delived to Relaince group, I get phone calls from some ministry in Delhi." He also said these kids fo things never happen in case of Godrej or Tatas.
COming back to the movie. Abhishek Bachchan has really come of age and acts with a lot of dignity. He put on weight for the character and looks very focused in the movie. Maniratnam as usual was very perfect. We cant find a flaw in his direction but sometime I felt there were songs which were really not needed in the movie. Aishwarya Rai after billions year looked pretty. May be its loveeee ;-)
Above all was the performance of Mithun Chakraborty as the owner of the newspaper who takes up the challenge to rip apart Gurubhai. This guy comes up with some or the other movie after some 10 years and makes others feel "Mithun Da is Tooo Maaaach" In one of the scenes he is shouting at his editors and barks at them as if he might eat them alive. Bahut Aacha Hai!!! Bahut Aacha Hai !!!
Guru is a must watch according to me. Some of my friends didnt like it because they say "what is Maniratnam trying to prove" Infact nothing, he is just telling us the story of Dhiru Bhai Ambani and how he made the Reliance Empire.
Cheers
V...

9 comments:

Jay Rulz! 12:42 PM, January 31, 2007  

"What is Maniratnam trying to prove???" why should he prove a point, i see no reasons to not like a movie, juts because you wanna criticize the director!!! and that too for the heck of it!!!

Anonymous,  5:05 AM, February 01, 2007  

yes the movie was totally captivating; great storyline, subtle hints and some good acting by all (minus aishwarya of course).
it indeed is a great task which dhirubhai did and mani ratnam put it forth in a very very convincing manner.

Thisisme 1:51 PM, February 01, 2007  

hmmmmm...so that means that i shud watch this movie...

:):) ok i will..even thoug i cant bear the sight of abhishek..but i wanna see whether he can REALLY act??

and itna jyada comment moderation kyu?? too much of mehnat for commentators like me :-(

jane,  9:13 PM, February 03, 2007  

i prefer ratan tata to dhirubhai ambani :P

Pallavi 5:39 AM, February 04, 2007  

I agree wid you dude!! really good movie..and I am not sure how true is the portrayal but nevertheless good one...

Vikram H 7:16 AM, February 05, 2007  

i completely agree with you! The movie was classy and completely based on Dhirubhai's life.

The role played by Mithun was in real life the editor of Indian Express, Ramnath Goenka. And the minister with whom he negotiates is actually Rajiv Gandhi!

Vikram H 7:20 AM, February 05, 2007  

i completely agree with you! The movie was classy and completely based on Dhirubhai's life.

The role played by Mithun was in real life the editor of Indian Express, Ramnath Goenka. And the minister with whom he negotiates is actually Rajiv Gandhi!

jane,  12:04 PM, February 10, 2007  

finally saw the movie! a gripping tale, never a dull moment, and some amazing acting..the maker had full conviction in his subject and so did the actors and that showed. all the actors were above par! yes, the songs were dumb and so is the music, except for dum dara dum which i liked :)

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