There are a lot of inspiring movies in the world. Movies like "the founder" and “The wolf of wall street” rules the world of entrepreneurial cinema. But Indians are competing them with the same spirit. There are many Bollywood movies which can teach you a lot of lessons. We have listed a few Bollywood movies which entrepreneurs would enjoy. Grab your popcorns!
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Release date: 12 January 2007
Guru is probably the best movie of Abhishek Bachhan. The movie is a brilliant projection of the most prominent industrialist of the country, Dhirubhai Ambani. Although makers never said that this is a biography of Dhirubhai, it is definitely inspired by his life. You will love the movie as an entrepreneur because of the direction of Mani Ratnam. You will get the insight of the life of an entrepreneur in 1950s. This is one of the most inspirational Bollywood entrepreneur based movies which everyone should watch at least once.
IMDB rating: 6.7/10
Release date: 26 October 2018
Baazaar is the latest but not a very famous movie. Saif Ali Khan starer, Bazaar is based on how things work in Dalal Street. And obviously, include some fiction. Although the plot is very expectable, wannabe entrepreneurs will like its projection of businessman's life in the movie.
Rocket Singh- Salesman of the year
IMDB rating: 7.5/10
Release date: 11 December 2009
Rocket Singh movie is based on a boy who works at a company as a salesperson. He later went on to launch his own company in the same segment, while working in that office. Rocket Singh uses all their resources but doesn’t let his boss know about it. Although it has excellent plot, the ending could have been better in some ways. Overall it’s a great movie for entrepreneurs to watch.
Band Baaja Baaraat
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Release date: 10 December 2010
Band Baaja Baarat is based on the life of a girl and a boy. Girl, Shruti is a very determined and focused girl. On the other hand, the boy, Bitoo is a very playful guy who has no aim in life. He chills out with his friend in Delhi University. Well, the Bollywood formula applies and they both somehow meet and plan to start a wedding planner’s business. The only rule they need to follow is not to love each other. Although this is all fiction, you can learn a lot about the wedding business and Indian business world in general through this movie.
IMDB rating: 9.2/10
Release date: 5 June 2015
Most of the Indian entrepreneurs had become entrepreneurs just because of the Pitchers. Pitchers is a web series which gives you a spark to start something of your own. TVF's Pitchers is based on the life of four boys who want to start their startup. The plot is great along with its humour. Entrepreneurs can relate this series to their own life. You can watch this series for free on YouTube or TVF’s app.
IMDB rating: 6/10
Release date: 7 May 2010
Shahid Kapoor starer Badmash Company was a kind of hit at the time of release. Badmash Company is based on 4 friends who do the wrong thing the right way to make a lot of money. You will enjoy Badmash Company because of the ideas they play. However, some things might feels stupid but you need to keep in mind that this is the 1990s’ India which is shown in the movie. The young entrepreneurs will enjoy the movie because of the luxury shown in it.
IMDB rating: 6.5/10
Release date: 7 July 2006
Corporate is based on how the corporate industry works. You will see the ethics and culture of the corporate world. This Bollywood will give you an idea of how the corporate world works and what can happen when you are in a big industry. Although the movie is totally a drama film, but that’s what happens in the corporate world.
IMDB rating: 8.4/10
Release date: 25 December 2009
3 Idiots is a perfect combination of inspiration, comedy, emotions, and love. 3 Idiots is based on the story of 3 college friends. One of them is a talented boy who doesn’t believe in mere studies for the certificate. The movie teaches us that you need to break the norms to live your life. Every person needs to watch this movie at least once in their life.
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It might not be for entrepreneurs, but it was the first movie which gave me a dream to become rich. This movie projects the life of a rich kid, Sid. He is dull in studies and only likes to enjoy with his friends. Later, when he leaves his house due to his fight with his dad, he gets to know the real struggle of a middle-class family.
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Release date: 19 May 2017
Hindi Medium is something like Wake up Sid. A self-made rich businessman struggles to get his daughter to admit in a big school. They demand the parents be literate. As a solution, he decides to get her to admit through the quota of poor people. He along with his wife shift to an area of poor people. This depicts the struggles of poor and rich people both in one movie. You will love the subject and humor of the movie. The biggest lesson could be that education from a big school does not define the success of any person.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
IMDB rating: 8.1/10
Release date: 15 July 2011
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara teaches us to enjoy our life despite having a lot of problems. All the main characters have some personal problems which they are dealing with. However, they still go for a 3-week vacation and realize how easy it is to enjoy life if we just don’t fear anything. The direction is great and the plot takes a lot of twists, so it’s not going to bore you.
IMDB rating: 7.1/10
Release date: 4 June 2010
As the name suggests, the movie is based on the political wars. The events of politics, exchange of powers and a lot of good actors make it worth to watch this Bollywood movie.
IMDB rating: 8/10
Release date: 8 February 2013
One of the best movie to watch for every movie buff and entrepreneur. Special 26 takes place in the 1980s. A group of tricksters does one of the biggest heists in the country. If you still not convinced to watch this movie, then you should know that this is based on real events. Akshaya Kumar starer this movie is definitely worth watching for entrepreneurs.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Release date: 30 July 2010
Maybe not entrepreneurs but this movie tells a lot about the illegal businesses. The transaction of money, the fight for it, double game, etc. just make it a bit more related to today’s corporate world. Also, expensive cars, houses, leadership is what excites new entrepreneurs the most.
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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
IMDB rating: 8.2/10
Release date: 11 July 2013
This Bollywood movie is definitely a great inspiration for all the athletes out there. But Bhaag Milkha Bhaag also teaches us a lot of life lessons which will motivate in your tough times.
IMDB rating: 7.9/10
Release date: 18 June 2004
Lakshya is another inspirational movie which gives a lot of life lessons. Its song “Lakshya” is very motivating. You should watch this motivational movie as it is one of the most inspirational movie which motivate us to go towards our dreams and goals instead of getting afraid of them.
Bollywood industry is becoming better day by day. People now realize that talent is much more important than the fame of the actors. These movies were some of the most inspiring movies which teach you something in one or the other way. However, I think you can learn something from every movie out there.