Mani Ratnam helmed as well as co-wrote Guru, a 2007 Bollywood Hindi-language drama movie. Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan, as well as Roshan Seth feature inside the film, which also features Mallika Sherawat. A. R. Rahman wrote the movie’s score as well as the album.
The movie was speculated to become a biography of Dhirubhai Ambani, the industrial magnate, however, Ratnam denied the accusations, stating that this was a piece of fiction. The movie had its world premiere at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada, on Thursday, January 11, 2007, marking this the first Indian movie to receive a major worldwide premiere inside the country.
Roger Nair Productions purchased the Canadian rights as well as staged a premiere in Toronto, Canada, well with the majority of both cast members. The movie had its world debut at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival’s Tous Les Cinemas du Monde (World Cinema) section. In Tamil, the movie was dubbed and released under the same name, although in Telugu, it was dubbed as well as released under the headline Gurukanth.
The movie begins in 1951 inside the tiny village of Idar within Sabarkantha region of northern Gujarat, wherein Gurukant Desai, a young man, dreams of making it better eventually. His father, Kantilal, the rural school’s principal, advises him to just not dream and also that wishes never actually happen.
Guru chooses to travel to Turkey as well as engage in the spice trade, then takes a blue-collar job with Burmah Shell; he is quickly appointed but declines the position because he chooses to work for himself. When Guru travels to her village, he married Sujata mostly for the dowry she provides. Guru moves to Bombay alongside Sujata as well as her brother Jignesh to establish a textile business. Underneath the title “Shakti Corporation,” he gradually grows his firm and establishes his own production facilities.
Guru is treated as his son by “Nanaji” Manik Dasgupta, the publisher of the journal “Swatantra” (“The Independent”). Guru regards him as just a caring father who helped him through his early years of hardship in Bombay. He also forms a deep bond with Nanaji’s granddaughter, Meenu. As she grows older, Meenu suffers multiple sclerosis as well as starts to use a wheelchair.
Guru’s company develops to become one of India’s largest, and he is merciless in his pursuit of success. He smuggles machine components for his polyester mills, manufactures items illegally, as well as tries to manipulate stock prices to increase his profits. Once Nanaji discovers that Guru’s methods of achievement are really not genuine, he teams up alongside Shyam Saxena, a reporter from his newspaper, to uncover Guru’s progressively corrupt practises.
Guru has a stroke as a result of the stress of his struggle with the newspaper, and that he is paralysed on his right-hand side. However, Meenu, who is now wedded to Shyam, is gradually losing strength due to her sickness and finally passes away. Finally, Guru is hauled before such a private government investigation on 16 October 1980 to explain himself against by the allegations levelled against him, but afterwards, he informs the press that he’s an average villager who didn’t actually realize what excise duty, customs, or sales tax were. He only knew about his business. However, the crooked system ensured that a peasant would never become a wealthy businessman. As just a consequence, he was forced to engage in unethical behaviour.
As a result, the government is forced to drop 27 of the 29 accusations accused of him. He faces fines of 6.3 million dollars (equal to 100 million dollars or US$1.6 million in 2016) as well as 96,000 dollars (equivalent to 1.6 million dollars or US$24,000 in 2016) again for two charges, that have been proven, and that he is permitted to rejoin to the firm. Guru tells Shakti’s stockholders at the final scene how his father was mistaken when he claimed dreams don’t come true, and that they’re already all members of India’s largest corporation. Guru wonders why they should come to a halt. Shareholders decline, instead of resolving to become the nation’s biggest corporation.
A.R. Rahman wrote the music for such a movie. A. R. Rahman won that both “Best Music” as well as “Best Background Score” honours inside the “Filmfare awards” and also the “IIFA awards” for his work on this movie. Nevertheless, the prize for greatest music in Filmfare was expected to go to Vishal–Shekhar for their efforts on the album Om Shanti Om, but still it went to A. R. Rahman for ‘Guru’ rather. The music CD for this movie was indeed the eleventh best-selling album of every year, as per the Indian trade website Box Office India, with only about 11,50,000 units sold.