Sanjay (Ganatra), an immature charmer on the cusp of thirty, is struggling as an artist on the dole. Left by his black girlfriend because he refuses to marry, he accepts a bet from pub mates that he can sleep with seven women in a week and thus become 'the guru'. Will his smugness see him through? Or is he heading for a fall? This micro budget comedy will doubtless offend (or bore) many, not least members of the London Punjabi community who take some of Sanjay's sharpest jibes. With its cavalier, non-PC sexual mores (probably more representative than is usually allowed), this is not art cinema but it makes many '90s British-Asian movies seem distinctly old hat. Shot on the lam, Ganatra holds the film together with a mix of self-parody, flash Harry charm and little-boy-lost innocence.
Cast and crew
Saeed Jaffrey Jacqueline Pearce Nitin Chandra Ganatra Lea Rochelle Lynne Michelle Elle Lewis Amanda Pointer Samantha Spiro