Long time ago, there were four elderly men who were seeking answers. He tested both of his son-in-laws, Bhai Rama and Bhai Ram Das. Cinematography for the film is handled by Rajiv Menon. Pinterest. He attributed his success to his Guru Dronacharya. Aruni was one of them. Of the film's cast, Mithun Chakraborty playing the ruthless newspaper baron, deserves mention for the dignity which he brings to the part, one that's clearly inspired by Indian Express founder Ramnath Goenka. He smuggles machine parts for his polyester mills, illegally creates goods, and manipulates stocks to make a higher profit. As Guru's business grows into one of the largest in India, he ruthlessly pursues success. It was pleasant and peaceful afternoon and people were taking rest. The trees and atmosphere around stood still for a minute! Abhishek Bachchan received almost unanimous praise for his performance. Another example from our Indian Mythology of a Disciples devotion to his Guru is that Of Karna and Parasurama. It was futile to dream of such a privilege. गुरु के आश्रम में गाय दान में आई तो सभी को मिलने लगा था ताजा दूध, बाद में वह गाय चली गई तो सभी शिष्य निराश हो गए | Motivational story about success and happiness, inspirational story of guru and sant, we should think positive always Everyone felt sense of love for Aruni, who was lying on breach whole night without taking his food. Parasurama taught Karna the secrets of Brahmastra, which could assure definitive victory in battle for the ones who uses the weapon. In the end, Guru is brought before a private government inquiry on 16 October 1980 to defend himself against the charges pressed against him, but tells the press in next day that he was an ordinary villager who didn't even understand the meaning of excise duty, customs, sales tax. Singer Geeta Dutt considered epic Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam as a real life story of Guru Dutt, her and actress Waheeda Rahman, says a new book on the life of Guru Dutt “Guru Dutt: An Unfinished Story” (Simon & Schuster) by author and film chronicler Yasser Usman. No one knew where he came from and what his antecedents were – and he did not introduce himself – so they did not know his name. All he knew was his business. There was a young man who wanted to make a lot of money, and so he went to a guru…. Guru opened well upon release, gaining momentum over time. There is a silent grace, quiet nobility to her performance,which I have to admit I've never seen before. Hence Gurudev told few disciples, “Block the water and prevent it from entering in the farm.”. The actor in this film who truly blew my mind, is Aishwarya Rai. Like Guru, Ambani also had roots in Gujarat as the son of a schoolteacher, went abroad to work for the gas company Shell, and returned to India to import polyester. He also develops a strong friendship with Meenu, granddaughter of Nanaji. By its seventh week, the film had netted ₹41.65 crore in India, collecting ₹13 crore in the US and the UK. The title is speculated to be an acknowledgement of this fact, where in his name is playfully swapped with Ambani's character. Guru Gobind Singh pointed to a spot where to dig, and surely enough the water of the new well tasted sweet.  In the United States, it was a blockbuster. Daily, morning and evening, this devotee put flower and natural perfumes in front of this image and took Self-Lessons in the art of bow and arrow. One day while Parasurama was resting on the lap of Karna, a poisonous bee stung Karna. They searched for him all over the Aashram; then went to Gurudev and said “Aruni is no where to be found.” Gurudev said “Let us search him in the farm.” Dhaumya Rushi and all the disciples went to the farm. The disciple prepared nice food, and after the guru had eaten, the disciple wanted to show his guru-bhakti. In this story Dronacharya is commonly viewed as being cruel and self-centered. He is astonishingly nuanced and unwaveringly forceful in his career-best performance after Yuva. Much of the film was shot on the Express Estates, the former home of The Indian Express and Dinamani. New Delhi [India], January 19 (ANI/NewsVoir): Shivatman Guru Rudransh Ji is a revered spiritual guru, life coach and profound mystic of our times. He was Guru Gobind Rai’s eldest son, and he was born to the guru’s second wife Sundari at Paonta, and at birth named Ajit, meaning “unbeatable’ He was given the name Singh when he was initiated into the Khalsa at the early age of 12 and drank the immortal nectar along with his family on the first Vaisakhi Day, April 13, 1699, at Anandpur Sahib, where his father took the name Tenth Guru … .The film is owned by Red Chillies Entertainment. He is also the founder of Rudransh Foundation. In the United States, it wa… Muslim Pir said, "How can one meet God." Performances attract admiration: Bachchan does a De Niro, piling on the dosas to show the ageing and overweight Guru and he is, surprisingly, impressive. During the day, he plays his grinder organ … What is the story of Guru Nanak? The movie ends with Guru telling Shakti's shareholders that his father was proven wrong as he said dreams don't turn true, but they all are now a part of India's largest company. Abhishek Bachchan owns the movie, forcing audiences to sit up straight as it begins and making us laugh and applaud as he carries on. His performance in GURU is world class and without doubt. The small part in the middle of the barrier started to breach, and water started seeping in the farm. It took no time for Dronacharya to understand the situation. No question she's pretty, but she's more an actress-model than a model actress. So that's two thumbs up for Guru – it's a must-watch for all.  As of 23 February 2007 Guru, released 12 January has grossed more than ₹83.07 crore across the world and was declared as "Hit". Guru is a Sanskrit term for a "teacher, guide, expert, or master" of certain knowledge or field. But perhaps, a heart is a lonely hunter. Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam was released in 1962. Guru returns to his village, he marries Sujata, mainly because of the dowry she brings him. Few filmmakers can translate their personal vision onto screen the way Mani Ratnam can. He is fondly referred to as Guruji by his disciples and of Guru Purnima. 1 of 4 When he was 30 he mysteriously disappeared for 3 days. The third one wanted to know the meaning of life.  In the United States, Guru, opening on a limited release, registered very good collections in its opening weekend, fetching ₹3 crore during this period, with a very high screen average. To their surprise, they found Aruni himself lying flat on the breach in the barrier to prevent water from coming in. It was late in night. , List of accolades received by Guru (2007 film), "Aishwarya Rai's Onscreen Chemistry Is Better With Abhishek Bachchan Or Hrithik Roshan? Meenu develops multiple sclerosis as she grows up, and begins using a wheelchair. For the discerning viewer, satisfaction is guaranteed.. and some more. Guru was written and directed by Mani Ratnam, while Vijay Krishna Acharya wrote the Hindi dialogues. Eklavya did not like this, and therefore, he shut the mouth of the dog with an arrow! The film has a rating of 83% at the review website Rotten Tomatoes. And so the guru said, “If you wanna be on the same level that I’m on, I’ll meet you tomorrow … But Eklavya had no such remorse. He was enraged for he had been lied to, and thus cursed Karna, that in the moment of great need, the knowledge of using the Brahmastra would be erased from his memory. Everybody was very much surprised at this sight. In Guru she's mainly ornamentation". Outstanding performance is extracted from everyone in the cast. Then the disciples found that Aruni was missing. But when Nanaji learns that Guru's means of success are not always honest, he, along with a reporter of his newspaper, Shyam Saxena, decides to expose Guru's increasingly corrupt ways. Aruni and few disciples came near the barrier. For work in this film, A. R. Rahman received both the "Best Music" and "Best Background Score" awards in "Filmfare awards" as well as "IIFA awards". In order to prevent water from stream entering in to farm, an earthen barrier was built on the stream. Dronacharya said, ‘Eklavya, you must give me some Guru Dakshina. They tried their best to repair the cracks in the barrier; but due to force of water their efforts proved unsuccessful.  Sify gave its verdict as "Very Good" and stated "Mani Ratnam’s Guru is undoubtedly a gutsy and outstanding film. All disciples were tearful at this sight. Dronacharya went to Eklavya and said, “O young man, who has taught you such wonderful skills in archery! I worship you as my Guru. Once upon a time, there was a Aashram ( residential school) of Dhaumya Rushi (Sage). Guru Nanak was born into a Hindu family in 1469. Stories on Guru - Disciple Relationship After a few months, Guru Arjan sent a letterto the Governor of Kashi in which he wrote,"There is a thief of mine in Kashi and I am writingto ask you kindly to take him prisoner, tie hishands and send him to me. The film is largely based on the life of one of India's biggest industrial tycoons, Dhirubhai Ambani. gorgeous illustrations depict the childhood, ministry, and travels of First Guru Nanak and his companion Mardana in a must have hardcover collection beautifully narrated in the English language. Guru Drona said, “O Eklavya, I am pleased with your respect for Guru. He is charged with a fine of ₹6.3 million (equivalent to ₹100 million or US$1.6 million in 2016) and ₹96,000 (equivalent to ₹1.6 million or US$24,000 in 2016) for the respective two charges, which are proved and is allowed to return to his company. Even Dronacharya was amazed and knew the archer must be exceptionally skilled artist.  By its seventh week, the film had netted ₹41.65 crore in India, collecting ₹13 crore in the US and the UK. , Guru has received positive reviews from critics. From a sharp teenager in Turkey to the biggest entrepreneur of the country, Abhishek handles the various shades this character demands with adroitness. Guru has others involved in the production as a film that is reflective of a man's desire for ambition and success, and how times have changed from the period immediately after the country's independence to the present. The death of Guru Dutt and Geeta Dutt brought an end to what could have been a timeless love story of two genius souls. Stories of Guru Gobind Singh: There is a story of a Muslim Pir who went to meet Guru Gobind Singh. In this way Guru Padmasambhava has countless unimaginable biographies, one biography for each being. Hence the Guru thought for awhile and came to a decision to remove Eklavya as a competitor to Arjuna. Images Courtesy: Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest A guru and a disciple cross the river, Guru carries a woman in his arms as he crosses and lets her go as they cross, the disciple doesn't Story of Lord Rama meeting Shabari Shabari, a simple old woman with uttermost devotion to Lord Rama meets him at the end of her life, She serves him with the berries she had brought him from the forest Guru movie tells the story of birth,spread and aftermath of communal violence and how a spark is blown up into a huge fire by elements having vested interests. Guru Gobind Singh replied, "As night meets the day." The film was released on 12 January 2007 with its première at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada, on Thursday 11 January 2007 by Roger Nair, making it the first Indian film to have a mainstream international première in Canada. Once it started raining very heavily. It is recounted that Guru Gobind Singh Ji sanctified the water of the well (still present in the Gurdwara) and ordained that whoever would bathe there would achieve salvation. By. They awoke him. " The New York Post gave it three out of four stars, and the Los Angeles Weekly called it the best Hindi film since Lagaan. So, he decided to … One of the famous stories of Guru and Disciple from our Indian Myth is that of Aruni and Sage Dhoumya, Once upon a time, there was a Aashram ( residential school) of Dhaumya Rushi (Sage).  Ratnam has described Guru as inspired by stories both past and present. But due to force of water, the soil on the barrier started to slide, and cracks appeared in the barrier. 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Who is your Guru?”, Seeing the Guru in front of him, the boy Eklavya was more that overjoyed and said, “Why, O Gurudev, this all is your grace! Roger Nair productions acquired the rights for Canada and held a premiere with most of the cast and crew flown to Toronto, Canada. This story is provided by NewsVoir. Today we talk of none other than Eklavya and his Guru Bhakti to his Guru Dronacharya.  Daily News and Analysis reviewer gave a three star rating and cited " Guru is a film that enthralls you for most of its running time as it traces the life of the uncannily forward seeing bumpkin from Gujarat who turns every disadvantage into an advantage. Although that is the definitive biography of Guru Padmasambhava, the historical figure Guru Padmasambhava’s life-story as known to the common disciples is as follows. But as is customary, won’t you give me my fees – Guru-Dakshina!”, [It is customary in India to give to the Guru whatever he demands as his fees - Guru-Dakshina for the knowledge the Guru has given to the disciple. One day, as it happened, Acharya Drona and Arjuna were passing near the hut of Eklavya. Of course the film belongs to Abhishek Bachchan, the protagonist, Guru himself. An ode to our very own style icon. Gurudev took Aruni near him and patted his head lovingly. Aruni was one of them. As of 23 February 2007 Guru, released 12 January has grossed more than ₹83.07 crore across the world and was declared as "Hit". It stars Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhavan, Vidya Balan, and Roshan Seth in the leading roles, with Mallika Sherawat in a guest appearance. But his mother had told him that as a shudra, Acharya Drona would not accept Eklavya as his disciple. But the tranquility and silence was broken by constant barking of a dog. Guru decides to go to Turkey and enter the spice trade, followed by a blue-collar job with Burmah Shell; later, he is promoted but refuses the job, as he wants to work for himself. No two opinions on that! Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion and the first of a succession of ten Gurus, was born on April 15, 1469.He was born at Rai Bhoi Ki Talwandi, now called Nankana Sahib, 65 km south west of Lahore in Pakistan. Karna mistakenly outcast as a non Brahmana, lied to Lord Parasurama claiming him as a Brahmana so he could become a disciple and learn the weapon and battle skills. Even Arjuna was stunned on listening to the unusual and almost cruel demand of his Guru. The story of Shivaji Maharaj and Ramdas Swami Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was very eager to visit Samarth Ramdas Swami after hearing about His fame. Water had receded some time ago; but Aruni was still sleeping there. He is fondly referred to as Guruji by his disciples and followers. Over 15000 years ago, a yogi appeared in the upper regions of the Himalayas. Gradually, he expands his business and sets up manufacturing units of his own, under the name "Shakti Corporation". He's impressive in every frame, as he ebulliently takes over an alien room by hopping onto a chair, or when he's trying to be ever so slightly slimy, polishing his spectacles and showing off his smarminess". And in all honesty, Abhishek rises to the challenge like never before. Since all their efforts proved unsuccessful, all disciples returned to Aashram. They decided to trace this skillful fellow and reached the spot where Eklavya was practicing wonders with his bow and arrow in front of the clay image of Drona. Rajesh Khanna was not only an actor but much more. Read more about A story of an army man to a spiritual leader "Shivatman Guru Rudransh Ji" on Business Standard. Traditionally the guru is a reverential figure to the disciple (or chela in Sanskrit) or student, with the guru serving as a "counselor, who helps mold values, shares experiential knowledge as much as literal knowledge, an exemplar in life, an inspirational source and who helps in the spiritual evolution of a stud… But he kept calm bearing all the pain, not to disturb his resting guru. This forces the government to clear him of 27 of the 29 charges against him.  Richard Corliss of Time compared the film to Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life and said that one of the main highlights of the film was its climax.  The New York Times said of the film "You might think it would be difficult to fashion an entertaining account of the life of a polyester manufacturer, even a fictitious one. India News: A story of an army man to a spiritual leader Shivatman Guru Rudransh Ji - Shivatman Guru Rudransh Ji is a revered spiritual guru, life coach and profound mystic of … Soumyaseema - December 29, 2020. His father Kantilal, the headmaster of the village school, tells him not to dream and that dreams never come true. Meanwhile, Meenu, who is now married to Shyam, is slowly weakening from her illness, and eventually dies. And now comes a very touching and pathetic incidence in Mahabharata. The third son of Guru Gobind Singh, he was born to the Guru's first wife Jito at Anandpur, and at birth named Zorawar, meaning "Brave." Rai sheds her usual doe-eyed expressions and is endearing as the supportive but fiery wife, who looks and dances like an angel. In the United States, Guru, opening on a limited release, registered very good collections in its opening weekend, fetching ₹3 croreduring this period, with a very high screen average. This Guru is more like a fine polyester. Above all, the enterprise belongs to Abhishek Bachchan. Near the ashrama of Drona, where Arjuna and his brothers used to take lessons in various arts, there lived a small bright boy, shudra by caste (lower caste). Many disciples were taking education there. Guru, (Sanskrit: “venerable”) in Hinduism, a personal spiritual teacher or guide.From at least the mid-1st millennium bce, when the Upanishads (speculative commentaries on the Vedas, the revealed scriptures of Hinduism) were composed, India has stressed the importance of the tutorial method in religious instruction. One of the famous stories of Guru and Disciple from our Indian Myth is that of Aruni and Sage Dhoumya. It is said that the kiln was still smouldering hot when the Guru arrived here on Magghar w/r/iAmavas, 1745 Bk/12 November 1688 and, inadvertantly or otherwise, rode right onto the kiln’s covering. A hero, a politician, a hopeless romantic in love with Dimple Kapadia, and a doting father. I want the thumb of your right hand as my fees- Guru-Dakshina.”. The score and soundtrack for the film was composed by A. R. Rahman. But the boy was not be put off, his determination knew no bounds. "Nanaji" Manik Dasgupta, who publishes a newspaper "Swatantra" ("The Independent"), treats Guru as his son. The first one was miserable and he wanted to know how to get out of his misery. But director Mani Ratnam has done so with "Guru," an epic paean to can-do spirit and Mumbai capitalism.  The film was premiered in the Tous Les Cinemas du Monde (World Cinema) section of 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The First Storyof Guru Purnima. Guru is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language drama film directed and co-written by Mani Ratnam. He realized that Eklavya was superior to Arjuna in some respects. The second one wanted more progress and success, and wanted to know how to get that. He is also the founder of Rudransh Foundation. ], Eklavya was overwhelmed to see Dronacharya had accepted him as his disciple! There was a stream adjacent to the farm owned by Aashram. A Story of an Army Man to a Spiritual Leader “Shivatman Guru Rudransh Ji” ... Shivatman Guru Rudransh Ji is a revered spiritual guru, life coach and profound mystic of our times. Along with Sujata and her brother Jignesh, Guru migrates to Bombay and starts trading in cloth. Guru Gobind Singh was the tenth and last Sikh Guru, a spiritual leader, philosopher, poet and a great warrior. It covers the beginning of Sikhism and the commandments that were handed down. The beginning of the film is set in 1951 in a small village of Idar in Sabarkantha district, northern Gujarat, where a young man named Gurukant Desai dreams of making it big someday. The rain stopped in the morning. According to the Indian trade website Box Office India, with around 11,50,000 units sold, this film's soundtrack album was the year's twelfth highest-selling. Naturally the curious Arjuna asked his Gurudev as to who could have done this delicate job. The Story of the First Guru Purnima In the yogic culture, Shiva is not seen as a god, he is seen as the Adiyogi, the first yogi. Dronacharya loved Arjuna very much and had declared him to be the best archer on the earth. Aishwarya Rai is marvellous, handling complex scenes with grace and empathy. Some reports have speculated that this film is a biographical film of, one of India's biggest industrial tycoons, Dhirubhai Ambani. Out he said, “O Honourable Teacher, whatever you ask, this humble disciple of yours will try his utmost to offer you as Guru-Dakshina! Dronacharya and Arjuna were surprised to see the dog with his mouth sealed with an arrow! You must give me the thumb of your right hand.’ Eklavya knew that without the thumb, archery could not be practiced. Many disciples were taking education there. In real life, Gurumurthy has twin daughters much like the Guru character in the movie. Filming took place in Mumbai, Turkey, Badami and Melkote (both in Karnataka), as well as in Chennai, Pollachi, Chettinad region Tamil Nadu, and Athirappilly in Kerala. Guru likewise looks upon him as a father figure who supported him during his early days of struggle in Bombay. Facebook. Eklavya without a second thought gave the thumb of his right hand to his Guru. As all were very tired due to above efforts, they went to sound sleep. He told the guru, “I wanna be on the same level that you’re on.”. There is a fascinating story about this incident, as soon as the hooves of the Guru’s horse touched the kiln, it … Unruffled and with due humility, cheerfully and without protest, he cut his right thumb and placed at the feet of Dronacharya. In Sanskrit, guru means literally dispeller of darkness. Chakraborty and Tamil superstar Madhavan shine equally brightly in underwritten supporting roles". There was a stream adjacent to the farm owned by Aashram.