All of Mani Ratnam's films are known for their hard hitting themes and the detailing that goes into them. This time too, the director has outdone himself by creating one of the grandest sets ever created, for his forthcoming film, Guru. The set, erected in Chennai, depicts Mumbai of the 1950s. The art director, Sameer Chanda has done extensive research and given attention to the minutest of details. It is complete with trams, houses and junior artists in costumes of that era. The exact location of the set is still a well-guarded secret. However, people who have managed a sneak peek can't stop raving about it.
A period film, Guru stars a grand cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Arya Babbar, Mallika Sherawat, and Mithun Chakravarthy.