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    Unique ID Code: 0000045717
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 1/3/2003 13:39
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    Guru, The (UK)

    7 / 10
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    When he talks, women listen
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 91 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Shy dance teacher Ramu (Mistry) leaves India to join his cousin in the United States. Finding that America is not quite the land of opportunity he imagined, Ramu accidentally impersonates an ancient Indian guru and soon has the ear of almost every sexually dysfunctional American citizen...

    Special Features:
    Audio commentary from director Daisy von Scherler Mayer and writer Tracey Jackson with star Jimi Mistry
    Deleted scenes
    Sugababes `Round Round` music video
    Photo gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 Hungarian

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Daisy von Scherler Mayer

    Written By:

    Emil Marwa
    Dash Mihok
    Michael McKean
    Jimi Mistry
    Marisa Tomei
    Heather Graham

    Casting By:
    Laura Rosenthal
    Ali Farrell

    Soundtrack By:
    David Carbonara

    Music From:
    John Farrar

    Director of Photography:
    John de Borman

    Cara Silverman
    Bruce Green

    Production Designer:
    Robin Standefer
    Stephen Alesch
    Sean Afshar

    Michael London
    Eric Fellner
    David Crockett
    Tim Bevan

    Executive Producer:
    Shekhar Kapur
    Debra Hayward
    Liza Chasin

    Universal Pictures

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    7 / 10
    This is an enjoyable romantic comedy starring Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei. Jimi plays Ramu Gupta, an Indian who has come to the USA to live out his american dream of being famous. One night, after a swami passes out drunk, Ramu takes his place and becomes an instant hit thanks to some sexual advice given to him by Porn Star Sharonna (Heather Graham). Ramu keeps on seeing her for more and more advice and passes these on to his clients and becomes a success as a sex guru..........
    The picture is very sharp and the colours are deep and saturated(Intentional used to the extreme to create an Indian Movie feel to the film)
    The sound is decently used and there there is a DTS track on this movie though the movie does not have many good sound moments.
    There are some decent extras put together including a commentary track, a sugababes music video and some deleted scenes.
    Overall this is a satisfying watch that is definetly worth seeing. They have put together a good effort on the dvd so if you like the movie, you have to get this.
    posted by dicanio on 28/10/2003 01:01