Director : Mani Ratnam

Production : Madras Talkies

Cast : Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan

Gurukant Desai (Abhishek Bachchan) hails from a small village but wants to set up his own business in Mumbai. For dowry he marries Sujatha (Aishwarya Rai) and arrives in Mumbai to start his business. This film chronicles the obstacles he meets, his subsequent rise and the huge backlash he receives when it is revealed that he used unethical means to rise in the business circuit.


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Guru's Idhar village in Gujarat, 1951 - is the starting frame in the movie. The Idhar village is actually Pollachi in Tamil Nadu.

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Turkey > Istanbul
Guru in Istanbul, Turkey in front of the Blue Mosque, contemplating about quitting his job there and returning to India to start his own business.
"Barso re" song at Rayagopura, Karnataka
"Barso re" song at Athirampally Falls
"Barso re" song at Pollachi
Guru-Sujatha wedding at Bhutanatha Temple with the "Ey Hairathe Aashiqui" song in the background.
"Ek lo ek muft" song at the Cave Temples in Badami
"Ek lo ek muft" song at Malegitti Shivalaya, Badami
"Tere Bina" song at Thirumala Nayak Palace in Madurai, Tamil Nadu