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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Guru releases on 12th Jan 2007

I watched two movies this week—Dhoom 2 and Kabul Express. Dhoom 2 was the better of the two, but Lage Raho Munnabhai by far beats most other movies hands-down as the movie of the year, with Rang De Basanti a close second.

A film that I'm eagerly awaiting is Mani Ratnam's Guru, which releases on the 12th of January 2007. Guru is based on the life and times of India's business tycoon; textile, polymer, and petrochemical industry giant, and the man who made Reliance a household name, and India's most powerful company—Late Dhirubhai Ambani.

The movie traces Dhirubhai's journey as the son of a school teacher in a village in Gujarat who dreamt big and converted those dreams to reality by becoming the founder of India's biggest private sector enterprise, which brought faith in India's stock market.

The movie stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles with music by A.R. Rahman and lyrics penned by Gulzar.

Here are a couple of lovely lines written by Gulzar.

aye hairatein aashiqui jaga mat
pairon se zameen zameen laga mat

Oh wondrous love don't wake me up
Let not my feet touch the ground

Today is the 74th birth anniversary of Dhirubhai Ambani.

Our dreams have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitment deeper. Our efforts greater. This is my dream for Reliance. This is my dream for India.
~ Dhirubhai Ambani