Films are, in many different ways, a reflection of our society. They talk about the good and the bad, the happy and the sad, even the enlightening moments and the challenging ones. And owning or starting your own business is quite possibly one of the most challenging situations. Here’s a handpicked selection of business Bollywood movies that perfectly reflect the tenacity, passion and undying spirit of entrepreneurship:
Loosely based on the business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani, Mani Ratnam’s Guru features Abhishek Bachchan as Gurukant Desai. We follow the journey of an ambitious small town boy who turn into the biggest businessman in India.
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)
Starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role, this film is a light-hearted take on the street-smart skills of an ordinary salesman. He is shunned by his superiors but he decides to let his actions do the talking, starting his own parallel sales company.
Following a real life group of con artists who pulled off many clever robberies during the 1980s, this film comes as a cautionary tale. Their modus operandi is to pretend to be CBI or Income tax officers on a raid. By intimidating their victims, they make off with black money hoarded away.
Not different from the beginning of many real-life startups, four young college friends who graduated together start their own business. But they’re different because they proceed to make large fortunes using unorthodox methods as they find their niche market and go on to exploit it.