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Encyclopedia > The Guru (1969 film)
The Guru
Directed by James Ivory
Produced by Ismail Merchant
Written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
James Ivory
Starring Michael York
Utpal Dutt
Madhur Jaffrey
Aparna Sen
Saeed Jaffrey
Released 1969
Language English
IMDb profile
For other uses of the word "Guru," see Guru (disambiguation).


The Guru (1969) is a film by Merchant Ivory Productions, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory. There are two famous individuals named James Ivory: James Ivory (mathematician) James Ivory (director) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Ismail Merchant Ismail Merchant (December 25, 1936 – May 25, 2005) was an Indian-born film producer, best known for the results of his long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions which included director James Ivory and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. ... Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (born May 7, 1927) is an Academy Award winning screenwriter, best known as the writer for Merchant Ivory films. ... There are two famous individuals named James Ivory: James Ivory (mathematician) James Ivory (director) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Michael York (born Michael York- Johnson, March 27, 1942, in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England) is a prolific British actor now resident in California, perhaps best known among mainstream audiences for his role of Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers series of films. ... Utpal Dutt (March 29, 1929, Barisal, Bengal -- August 19, 1993, Calcutta, India) was an Indian actor, directory and writer. ... Madhur Jaffrey (born August 13, 1933) is an Indian actress, who has also become famous as food writer. ... Aparna Sen (née Dasgupta) (Bangla: অপর্ণা সেন) (October 25, 1945 - ) is an acclaimed Indian actress and film director, and a leading cultural personality of West Bengal. ... Saeed Jaffrey (born 8 January 1929) is an Indian actor. ... Guru, the discipleship tradition in oriental religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. ... James Ivory (left) and Ismail Merchant (right) in New York City in 1974. ... Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (born May 7, 1927) is an Academy Award winning screenwriter, best known as the writer for Merchant Ivory films. ... There are two famous individuals named James Ivory: James Ivory (mathematician) James Ivory (director) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Plot synopsis

A rock star, Tom Pickle (Michael York), travels to India to learn to play the sitar with the great musician Ustad Zafar Khan (as George Harrison did when he studied under Ravi Shankar). Khan is not happy with his disciple but still takes him to Benares to meet his own guru. Michael York (born Michael York- Johnson, March 27, 1942, in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England) is a prolific British actor now resident in California, perhaps best known among mainstream audiences for his role of Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers series of films. ... Premla Shahane playing a sitar, 1927 The sitar is a Hindustani classical instrument. ... George Harrison, MBE (24 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was a popular British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles. ... This article is about the musician. ... Benares (also known as Banaras, Kashi, Kasi and Varanasi (वाराणसी)) is a Hindu holy city on the banks of the river Ganga or Ganges in the modern north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ...


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