15 Years of GURU: Why Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai's film 'Guru' is called a cult-classic, understand from these five points


It cannot be denied that 'Guru', which was released in 2007, is one of the best films of producer Mani Ratnam and actor Abhishek Bachchan's career. Revolving around the inspiring journey of an aspiring man, the film emerged as a huge hit at the box office and received rave reviews from all over. This established Abhishek Bachchan as a dependable artiste, opening new avenues for him. On Wednesday, the film 'Guru' completed 15 years, so let us know why this film is called a classic film.


the best performance of Abhishek
Abhishek Bachchan made his Bollywood debut in the year 2000 with the film 'Refugee' and soon he carved a niche for himself in the Bollywood industry with films like 'Dhoom', 'Sarkar' and 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna'. However, he did not get enough scope in these films. For example, the film 'Sarkar' directed by Ram Gopal Varma was considered more of an Amitabh Bachchan show as Big B played a godfather-like character. At the same time, Abhishek's acting abilities were revealed in the film 'Gur' as this film was his show.


art of Aishwarya rai
There was a chance for Aishwarya Rai as Aishwarya was working with Mani Ratnam after 10 years. The two had earlier worked together for the Tamil classic 'Iruvar', which marked Aishwarya's big-screen debut. Aishwarya Rai's chemistry with actor Abhishek Bachchan in this film, especially in 'Tere Bina Gaane', was excellent. However, his performance on 'Barso Re' impressed fans. His graceful gait and innocence made it one of Guru's best scenes.


best supporting cast
Mani Ratnam's films have always been synonymous with strong supporting characters. Narayanan Pillai of Nassar, for example, was an important character in Mani Ratnam's 'Bombay'. Guru included an impressive supporting cast such as Madhavan, Vidya Balan, and Mithun Chakraborty. 'Maddy' brought life to the character of Shyam Saxena. His scenes with Vidya Balan, who played his critically ill wife, turned out quite well mainly because of the passionate chemistry between the two. However, it was 'Mithun Da' that proved to be the surprise package as added depth to the character of 'Nanaji' who was like a father figure to the protagonist. His tender but strained relationship with 'Guru Bhai' adds a new layer to an already intriguing story.

AR Rahman has been Mani Ratnam's default choice since Roja. The duo of Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman had given soundtracks of classics like 'Roja Kadhal', 'Uire' and 'Jiya Jale' and in Guru, the pair did wonders. The soundtrack had something for everyone. The romantic track Tere Bina was loved by the class audience. On the other hand, the ritualistic dance number Maiya Maiya attracted a younger audience due to its glamorous setting. Won everyone's heart with Gulzar's lyrics and AR Rahman's tunes. In particular, phrases like 'Baarish Ka Kosa' and 'Besuadi Zindagi' became quite popular.

its reach to the audience
Guru was a pan-India film in the true sense. The film was dubbed into Tamil and Telugu, which helped it garner widespread patronage. The Tamil version in particular attracted a lot of attention as Suriya understood Abhishek's character and dubbed the dialogues brilliantly.