Best Inspiring Bollywood Movies for Entrepreneurs

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 of the bollywood movies which entrepreneurs would enjoy. Grab your popcorns!

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IMDB rating: 6.7/10

Release date: 26 October 2018

Starting the post with the latest but not so popular movie, Bazaar. 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.

Rocket Singh- Salesman of the year

IMDB rating: 7.5/10

Release date: 11 December 2009

This movie has a separate space in my heart. The 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. He 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.

Band Baaja Baaraat

IMDB rating: 7.2/10

Release date: 10 December 2010

The movie 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 through this movie.

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TVF Pitchers

IMDB rating: 9.2/10

Release date: 5 June 2015

Most of the Indian entrepreneurs had become entrepreneurs just because of this series. This is a web series which gives you a spark to start something of your own. TVF 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. The whole country is waiting for its the second season.

Badmash Company

IMDB rating: 6/10

Release date: 7 May 2010

Shahid Kapoor starer Badmash Company was a kind of hit at the time of release. Yet, it still feels like the whole movie is inspired by The Wolf Of Wall Street. The movie is based on 4 friends who do the wrong thing the right to make a heck lot of money. You will enjoy the movie because of the ideas they play. However, some people will say this is all bullshit because the government is not so stupid as shown in the movie. So, 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.

Wake Up Sid

IMDB rating: 7.6/10

Release date: 2 October 2009

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.

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IMDB rating: 7.8/10

Release date: 12 January 2007

You can’t miss this one. Probably the only movie of Abhishek Bachchan as the lead star which I liked. No offence, Abhishek’s fans, (if there is any). Now, apart from jokes, 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, this is inspired by his life. You will love the movie as an entrepreneur because of the script and life of an entrepreneur in 1950s.


IMDB rating: 6.5/10

Release date: 7 July 2006

The movie is based on how the corporate industry works. You will see the ethics and culture of the corporate world. It 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, that’s what happens in the corporate world.

Hindi Medium

IMDB rating: 7.8/10

Release date: 19 May 2017

This movie 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.

3 Idiots

IMDB rating: 8.4/10
Release date: 25 December 2009

There is no chance you have not watched this movie. This movie is a perfect combination of inspiration, comedy, emotions, and love. The movie 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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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

IMDB rating: 8.1/10

Release date: 15 July 2011

The movie focuses on enjoying your 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 movie.

Special 26

IMDB rating: 8/10

Release date: 8 February 2013

One of the best movie to watch for every movie buff and entrepreneur. The movie 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

IMDB rating:7.4/10

Release date: 30 July 2010

Maybe not entrepreneurs but this movie tells a lot about the illegal businesses. The transaction of money, 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 movie is definitely a great inspiration for all the athletes out there. But it also teaches you a lot of life lessons which will motivate you in your tough times.  


IMDB rating: 7.9/10

Release date: 18 June 2004

Just like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Lakshya also gives a lot of life lessons. Many people find its song “Lakshya” very motivating. Give it a try if you are very patriotic and also if you want motivation in your life.


Bollywood 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. (cough… except Race 3!)

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