The leading film Star Mohanlal’s biggest Malayalam multi-starer of it’s time is credited for many firsts’ of it’s kind.
Guru was the first Malayalam film selected and submitted as Indian’s official entry to the Oscars for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 70th Academy Awards.
This was the first time in Indian cinema, the background score of a film was recorded completely outside the country. The leading Indian maestro Ilayaraja had composed and conducted the background scores and songs. He created an evergreen symphonic fusion of Indian classical and European Folk along with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Hungary.
While Guru was edited by award winning film-editor B.Lenin, the film’s foreign collaborations and promotion was coordinated by Herbbie Sidhu. With a production cost of ₹30 million, the film is credited as the biggest budget Malayalam language production of its times.