Guru (Telugu)

Telugu
SportsDrama
31 Mar, 2017
1 hrs 57 mins
87%
23,196 votes
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SYNOPSIS
A professional boxer, Adi, aspires to win a gold medal for India in an international boxing championship. However, he falls prey to the existing politics in the boxing association, losing an important match to an undeserving opponent, who uses malpractices to win the match. Disheartened, he quits boxing only to return to the boxing ring as a coach to an aggressive fisher-woman Rameshwari, who accomplishes his dream of winning the gold medal for the country.
Verdict: A poetic tale of a coach and his student. Telugu film Guru is a remake of the Madhavan starrer Hindi/Tamil bilingual Saala Khadoos/Irudhi Suttru. Most of the cast and crew have been retained from the original version. When Guru was announced with Venky in the lead, there was a lot of buzz among the trade circles []... ...Read full review
Aditya Rao (Venkatesh), mostly addressed as Adi, returns to boxing as a coach after being subjected to corrupt policies of the Boxing Association headed by Dev Khatri (Zakir Hussain). As Adi fails to win a sure shot medal for the country due to Khatis jobbery, Adis wife leaves him for another man, and he chooses to quit boxing. ...Read full review
Venkatesh, Ritika Singh starrer Guru is not only an intense sports drama but also an important film in the context of Telugu cinema. It`s not everyday that you get to see a well-made sports drama in Telugu and it`s even more rare to find a lead actor who is gracious enough to let his co-star take the centre stage. Although it hits all the tropes of a sports drama, Guru does everything with so much integrity and attention to detail, that it knocks you out in the first round itself before you find yourself back in the ring. ...Read full review
Aditya(Venkatesh) is an aggressive boxing coach who always has problems with the sports federation. After a serious fight with one of the heads in the association, Aditya is transferred to Vizag to scout young women boxers. ...Read full review
Aditya (Venkatesh) is a crest-fallen former boxing champion whose zeal for boxing hasn`t died down. His wife deserted him after he failed to make the cut, his career has always been on the rocks because he just can`t stand unpatriotic womanizers who select sportswomen during their `bedroom performance`. ...Read full review

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