Before I can even go any further, get your advance booking done. Gurukant Desai (Abhishek Bachchan) is set to rock you with his controlled performance that makes you want to hug the gujjubhai, who puts his foot in every door and bribes his way through others that refused to open, to race his way to the top.
Guru, a period flick, is the story of a simple but ambitious villager, Gurukant Desai. He dreams big and to fulfill his dreams arrives in Bombay (1958). He is married to Sujata (Aishwarya Rai). He also has something else; two shirts and Rs.15,000 to start his business, along with the Rs 25,000 he got as dowry! But soon he realizes that the business world is ruled by a handful of rich and influential people and for him to make his foray here, he has to ?force? his way.
So it?s both black and white sides to him now. His fair side wins him admirers, at the same time as his grey side earns him a few detractors. Nanaji (Mithun) who runs a newspaper Swatantra and Shyam Saxena (Madhavan, the honest reporter) are two of them who stand up to fight Guru?s unjust ways.
The movie begins with an older Abhishek, whose makeover is a little comical. At times it reminds me of SRK?s older avatar in Veer Zara. Why can?t our makeover match that of our Hollywood counterparts? Look at Russell Crowe aging in A Beautiful Mind. It?s simply amazing. If we can get in foreign stunt directors and fight masters, Mani Ratnam could have done well to rope in a Hollywood ?magician? to do the trick for AB Jr. Apart from this, the movie rolls on without a glitch.