The Guru DVD
Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Michael Mckean, Dash Mihok, Ajay Naidu, Christine Baranski, Pat Mcnamara, Sanjeev Bhaskar/Dolby Digital 5.1/English Subtitles
Director: Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
Ramu Gupta leaves Delhi to make it as a movie star in New York. But New York has a few surprises in store for this wannabe John Travolta.
With help from a kind hearted porn star, he brings pleasure to the city's socialites in a way he never would have imagined…Let us introduce Ramu Gupta, New York's very own guru of sex!
Only a guru could have predicted the fate awaiting Ramu Gupta (Jimi Mistry), a young Indian dance instructor mesmerized by Broadway's footlights a world away. Transfixed on a friend's promise of a New York penthouse, a red Mercedes and an endless chorus line of blonde Baywatch babes, India's lord of the dance is going to make it big in America.
But the road to fame in New York is no magic carpet ride and Ramu winds up juggling the waiter's tray at an Indian restaurant and going to any audition that comes along. When Dwain (Michael McKean) of Ramrod Productions calls, Ramu's naked enthusiasm swiftly turns to stagefright when he discovers he is the unwitting star of an adult movie. A shy Ramu cannot rise to the occasion and despite sexual enlightenment from his co-star Sharonna (Heather Graham,) quickly finds himself jobless on all fronts. Desperate, he shows up unannounced at a birthday party catered by his former boss for New Age therapy-crazed socialite Lexi (Marisa Tomei). But whilst he starts off as a waiter he soon finds himself thrust into a new role when the guru employed for the party falls down drunk.
The impromptu curtain call leaves him scrabbling for words of wisdom. All he can conjure up is Sharonna's peculiar take on improving one's "performance." Like a genie in a bottle, those words magically rock this crowd's inner beat and transform an inexperienced Ramu into The Guru of sex. A smitten Lexi embarks on a quest to heal the world with her latest discovery, while that discovery embarks on a quest of his own -- to tap an unsuspecting Sharonna for a little more "soulful" wisdom, enlightening his path to fame and fortune. Suddenly the former dance teacher becomes student to the porn star but she has secrets of her own.
Nothing is what it seems in this fish-out-of-water, cross-cultural comedy of misguided love.