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Guru = Abhishek Bachchan's Paternity Test

Sunday, January 14, 2007
When growing up as a child, somehow most of the Hindi movies I ever got to see were that of Amitabh Bachchan's. This is probably because of my mom being the biggest fan of Amitabh. After I got out of the parent's censoring era, I ended up watching English movies mostly. Yesterday, I was "pressed" to watch Guru lead by Abhishek Bachchan. Having seen only a dozen or two Hindi movies over the last decade, I probably am the last person to be blogging (talking) on this. In Hollywood, celebrities often get divorced, on-and-off in a relationship and in some cases, not knowing which guy banged the woman which resulted in a child who ends up not knowing the biological father. Mystery one-night stands in Bollywood may not be common, but if you ever had the slightest doubt on who Abhishek's father really is, the one thing that can match a paternity test is the movie Guru itself. If you had seen Guru, you would be convinced that Amitabh Bachchan is the biological father. It was definitely Amitabh's genes that was acting all along. In the last 7 years, since his entry in Refugee, he has just been in lines parallel to Paris Hilton. But this movie is his jackpot - known to his fans decades later as his "actual" debut. The various age groups Abhishek played in this movie is indication itself of how much "Like Father Like Son" he is. The biggest evidence of all is his voice - the exact same deep voice and tone of Amitabh's - even mimickers couldn't come close enough. The story indirectly revolves around the business tycoon, late Dhirubhai Ambani, played by Abhishek. Him walking fast with his semi-hunch back and flat intense face, was another noticeable aspect. Maybe because its based on a true story, Abhishek got to know how the character should be really played and hence his brilliant performance. If you ask me, it was the scene where he raised his hand in a 90 degree position and in his hard voice, said "Bus, Bus" to be most perceptible aspect of his father's acting. You can get really drowned into the Rahman's ambient background music which made me sleepy during the movie. I didn't find the songs pleasing my ears all that much, but the OSTs are worth searching for. Overall, the movie is worth watching for Abhishek's performace as Amitabh Bachchan.


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