Guru is a forthcoming Hindi film to be directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhavan and Vidya Balan in pivotal roles. The movie also stars Mithun Chakraborty in a supporting role and Mallika Sherawat in a cameo role. The movie will also be dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. The film's score and soundtrack will be composed by A. R. Rahman. The film is currently slated for release on January 12, 2007. Guru is dubbed into Telugu as Gurukanth and relasing on the same day as Guru. Guru will also be exclusively premiered at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres in Toronto, Canada on January 11, 2007.
Directed by Mani Ratnam, who has written the script with Suhasini Mani Ratnam and Vijay Krishna Acharya, Guru is said to be a mature love story. Shooting for the film took place in Turkey and Badami, Karnataka, as well as in Chennai and Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The music is composed by A.R. Rahman, with lyrics by Gulzar. Cinematography for the film is handled by Rajiv Menon. Current reports state that the film is based on the life of India's biggest petrochemicals tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani. With choreography by Saroj Khan and Brinda, Guru, produced by Ratnam and G. Srinivasan, is to be released on January 12, 2007.
The film has music by A. R. Rahman with lyrics by Gulzar. An audio launch for the film was held on November 5, 2006 and was attended by the cast of Guru along with other celebrities. The audio CD and audio cassette's of the film were subsequently released on November 18, 2006 under the label of Sony BMG.
- Abhishek Bachchan as ... Gurukant Desai
- Aishwarya Rai as ... Sujatha
- Madhavan as ... Shyam Saxena
- Vidya Balan as ... Meenu
- Mithun Chakraborty as ... Manikdas Gupta (Nanaji)
- Mallika Sherawat as ... Guest Appearance
- The Telugu language dubbing rights of this movie were sold to producer N. V. Prasad and will be releasing on January 12, 2007 as Gurukanth.
- During a scene, Aishwarya Rai fell and had a few bruises on her hands and feet, so filming had to be suspended for a few hours while she got first aid.
- S. Bharathi, a lawyer in real life, plays the role of a marriage registrar in the movie.