The songs "9 to 5", "More Than Words", and "The Joker" are all in the film (performed by Myers and with sitar accompaniment) and on the soundtrack. Myers appeared in the seventh season finale of American Idol as Pitka, the "spiritual director" of that show.The finalists David Cook and David Archuleta got to visit the Paramount Pictures studio theatre to see The Love Guru a month prior to its release and then got to meet Myers dressed like Pitka and playing Sitar Hero.He is the #2 Guru in the world, next to Deepak Chopra.
After the game, Pitka makes up with Jane and Coach Cherkov, then meets Deepak Chopra and decides that he is fine with being the first Guru Pitka instead of the next Deepak Chopra. Back in the Indian village, Guru Tugginmypudha tells Pitka that he has finally learned to love himself and removes Pitka's chastity belt, as there was a hook in the back. The ending is a rendition of the Steve Miller Band song "The Joker" with Jane and Pitka dancing Indian musical style.
The song "Dhadak Dhadak" from the 2005 Bollywood film Bunty Aur Babli was used in the trailer.
A "Fan Resource Page" at Fox Entertainment's website The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an approval rating of 14%, based on 168 reviews, with the site's critical consensus reading, "The Love Guru features far too many gross-out gags, and too few earned laughs, ranking as one of Mike Myers' poorest outings." Jay Stone of the National Post gave the film one star and said the film "is shockingly crass, sloppy, repetitive and thin." Stone said "Chopra is used almost as a product placement, taking a proud spot alongside a circus, a brand of cinnamon buns, the Leafs and, of course, Mike Myers." Stone also wrote, "the sitar-based versions of pop songs like "9 to 5" are oddly watchable - but mostly the film is 88 minutes of ridiculous sight gags and obscene puns." A. Scott of The New York Times wrote "The word 'unfunny' surely applies to Mr.
Myers's obnoxious attempts to find mirth in physical and cultural differences but does not quite capture the strenuous unpleasantness of his performance.
There is a meeting in the Coach's tiny office, complete with mini water cooler, where they argue about the situation.
Later, Pitka has dinner with Jane, gets her to move in for a kiss, only to hear a ding on his chastity belt.
He tells her it can not be, and she does not understand and runs out.
Next, Pitka tells Darren to write an apology note to Prudence. They confront her at her Church choir but she ends up scaring both Pitka and Darren out of the church with her harsh words.
Both Pitka and Chopra were taught by Guru Tugginmypudha.
Pitka says he wants to become a Guru so that girls will love him, so Tugginmypudha puts a chastity belt on him until he can learn that loving himself is more important than being loved by others.
Pitka's dream is to become the number #1 Guru and to get on The Oprah Winfrey Show.