GURU 2007: A piece of Art & Entertainment.
Abhishek Bachchan has gotten all the limelight and praises for this beautiful film. But we would also like to thank Director Mani Ratnam for this wonderful film which was ahead of its time. Let’s see the beauty of this film through our eyes.
In the scene where Guru is paralyzed lying over a bed in hospital, his daughters and wife comes to see him, then the camera goes from capturing all the actors in the room to the close up of guru’s face which shows the authenticity of the work of makeup department. You will see the marks on his faces with his bend lips and wrinkles in his eyes which we haven’t seen in the film when he was young.That took my eyes completely. This piece of work has embellished the character’s performance in the movie.
Editing was very good in the movie. Connection of first scene to the last scene have made audience curious about protagonist’s journey. Similary the fusion of young Gurukanth Desai to the Adult Gurukanth Desai was also satisfying in the movie. There are also many scenes which were edited so well.
Abhishek Bachchan has dominated every actor in the movie. His work on Body language , Voice Modulation, walk, accent of the Gujarati character and gestures were meticulously noticeable.
In a scene where he asks his father for blessing and instead of blessings his father says” Bhagwaan tumhe sadbuddhi de“. That very moment guru doesn’t say anything and just watches his dad, his expression are very loud in the scene that you could easily fathom what is going on protagonist’s mind and at last his “wicked smile” shows “one day he will become a big man”. Look at his face, he is too good in this scene
Shreya Ghoshal’s voice and A.R Rehman’s Composition has lifted the graph of the movie. As Music emits emotions. Director has used background voices of other things to show the timing of the scenes for example when guru goes to suju’s home for the first time. We can see the early morning light and the voice of cows in the background which signifies the beautiful morning in villages. Melodies will retain you engage and at the same time you will witness the beauty of songs “Tere bina” throughout the film.
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Rain Defines Character’s Happiness.
I like how director has used rain to define character’s euphoria. We have perceived the euphoria of sujata in “Barso Re Megha Barso” and in the scene where Vidya Balan and R. Madhvan having a word under the rain and the euphoria of Vidya’s character as she accepts the marriage proposal of R. Madhvan was truly beautiful which surely gonna take you directly into director’s vision of why he made all these scenes only under the rain, then the scene Ends with a long angle shot which covers the beauty of Bombay with the beginning of couple’s new Life.
Good Dialogues are the backbone of the film. Each and every dialogue have made sense in the movie to which a middle class person can easily co-relate. “Aap Prashad mithai samjah kar le lijiye me tikka rang samajh kar laga deti hoon“. “Hum to idhar ke nidar hai” this dialogue shows how confident he is towards his goal, “Biwiya toh sabki danti hai, thoda pee lo kam sunayi dega”
As an audience i have found my connection and engagement throughout the film because of these dialogues and the dialogue delivery of each actor in the movie was too good and impactful
Composition of Scenes.
There are Beautiful scene in which object defines emotions of character that are firmly visible. When sujata gets to know that Guru has only married to her because of Dowry’s money ,She gets upset and that brokenness shows a seperation between the two but what caught my mind was how beautifully director has described this scene by using the on going Tram [Road Train] separating the two, without any dialogue just the use of an object and everything in the scene was crystal clear to people who are watching it