Wednesday, January 31, 2007


I never liked Abhishek Bachchan nor cared about his performances but now i have to admit that i really liked him in this movie. Wonder the credit goes to the director or himself or both. Forget about the fact whether you like Mani ratnam nor the cast and watch this movie you'll still like it. Needless to mention the movie has been directed well. This is a very realistic subject and the way the director has interspersed the romantic scenes and carries on the chemistry between the Ash and Abhi is brilliant. Is it the first time a movie is made on one of the powerful enterpreneurs in India??I think so. But surprisingly the negative shades of that character has been shown. I was seriously contemplating whether Abhishek was playing a Hero or a villain and the director has left that judgement to us. The way the climax has been crafted, tension was building in me in a crescendo like fashion and it did reach its zenith (as if i was faced with all those accusations). Wow what can i say mind-blowing!! I loved the climax more than anything in this movie.

Im a fan of Ashwarya Rai and she looked very beautiful in this movie (as usual). Vidya Balan too looks cute. Her character has been included to show the compassionate nature of Guru??One thing for sure Abhishek carries on an air of confidence which is vital to his character even in situations of his downfall. And Madhavan looks so young in this movie and carried on his role with utmost sincerity and dedication. The cinematography was outstanding and the BGM was superb. The music is by ARR and it speaks for itself. There was more light in the movie something that is not maniratnam style but the dialogues were typically stamped with his tag. Atlast he has succeeded in making a hit movie in bollywood. But unfortunately if you do not know hindi its quite difficult to follow up with this movie. If its screened with sub-titles anywhere nearby please dont fail to watch this flick. The climax has brought in more of speculation no matter what the justification is right to my conscience. It can be misinterpreted in many ways. He doesn't want to convey the point that only by bending rules and involving in treacherous deeds can one achieve success but he wanted to reiterate the fact that equal oppurtunity should be given to all and government should encourage & welcome enterpreneurs with arms stretched irrespective caste or creed. Im ready to watch this movie any number of times. i hope this isn't Mani Ratnam's magnum opus, im praying that there is still more to come.

(pics courtesy google)

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Anonymous Aparna said...

//I was seriously contemplating whether Abhishek was playing a Hero or a villain and the director has left that judgement to us//

So what is ur judgement? :)

8:35 PM  
Blogger Adiya said...

mm.. actually its been in the books quite some time. its well know that A & Co controlled certain aspects of indian economy( both postive and negative shades). nicely told by mani with lot of r&d and sensiable touches. as like in Iruvar( oops if i start iruvar then i cant end ). check out this link

5:41 AM  
Blogger KK said...

Seems like you are totally impressed with the movie... Well I think my expectations was very for this movie... I liked the movie but at the same time it didnt meet my expectation.
The way he handled the story is awesome just the way he did in Iruvar... Abhishek was just living that character... I felt cinematography cud have been better...

1:05 AM  
Blogger Trinity Tealâ„¢ said...

I really liked the movie. Mani is simply the best. And i like abhishek a lot. Ash was pretty mannequinish thro out. was intolerable durin barso re song [which i listened wid eyes closed] but they do have rockin chemistry on screen.
Hope Abhishek's career doesnt get f@#$%ed up now :-|

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Prathul said...

Please provide your email id at Wikicamp so that we can mail you an invite to join the group. By the way, i just returned after watching Guru. As you said, this is the best perfomance of Abhishek Bachan. Do a search for Dhirubhai Ambani in wikipedia. His life story and story of Guru is the same. Please send you email Id to prathul [at] gmail [dot] com

11:25 PM  
Blogger Yuva said...

ready to watch any number of time..!?.. then this might interest you:

Guru - part1
Guru - part2
Guru - part3
Guru - part4

i too liked this movie.. but then.. whoever is the actor, i like all mani's movie...

5:04 AM  
Blogger Anand said...

Yeah its a good movie..

but as KK has mentioned cinematography is a letdown which is not the case in Mani's movies.

Lets hope for the best in his next venture.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Hell's Angel said...

aparna -> I think i've given my answer in the end of the post.. i think any common man would've done the same thing when faced with similar probs in India!!Probably thts wat he points out in the climax abt the loopholes present in the system

5:41 PM  
Blogger Hell's Angel said...

Adiya -> yes u r correct and abt the iruvar movie too he tried to maintain staunch with the script and the realities too but had 2 slip away a bit so tht the movie doesn't look like a documentary

kk -> well i just dint build up any expectations so i dint feel disappointed anywhere..only disappointment is songs were cut and not fully shown

5:44 PM  
Blogger Hell's Angel said...

Teal -> Abhishsek had #@#fu$#@@ up career in the beginning and he has built his own image now!! certainly Ash-Abhi relationship will enhance that!!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Hell's Angel said...

Prathul -> thanks a lot!!And i did search in the wiki abt Dhirubhai a long time back!!!wiki makes a comprehensive study abt everything

Yuva -> thts a typical dialogue 4m any mani fan!!:-)

5:47 PM  
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5:52 PM  
Blogger Hell's Angel said...

Ananad -> oh tht was surprising..i never thot cinematography was any bad..may be this time the movie wasn't any dark..there were lights everywhere..

5:52 PM  

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