The Guru

The Guru, India, 10 February 1969

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.

  • Genre: Action
  • Runtime: 112 Minutes
  • Director: James Ivory


The Guru is a 1969 film by Merchant Ivory Productions, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory.