The Guru This very funny studio picture about an Indian chap looking for stardom in America and inadvertently finding fame as a sex guru plays like an… The Guru This very funny studio picture about an Indian chap looking for stardom in America and inadvertently finding fame as a sex guru plays like an… 2003-01-31 R PT95M Comedy Heather Graham Jimi Mistry Marisa Tomei Christine Baranski Dwight Ewell Michael McKean Rob Morrow Universal
Movie Review

THE GURU (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jan 31, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 95 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Heather Graham, Jimi Mistry and Marisa Tomei; Distributor: Universal

This very funny studio picture about an Indian chap looking for stardom in America and inadvertently finding fame as a sex guru plays like an indie lark, inordinately cheering in the drab dead of winter. It's a blending of venerable Bollywood musical conventions and Hollywood formula, a vision of comedy karma at its most chameleon. Jimi Mistry stars as the pseudo-swami; Heather Graham skewers her ''Boogie Nights'' success as a wise porn starlet with family values.

Originally posted Feb 14, 2003 Published in issue #695 Feb 14, 2003 Order article reprints