7 inspirational Bollywood movies for entrepreneurs
We live and breathe Bollywood every single second of our lives. Movies have given us all,
something to retain and inculcate in our daily chores. Be it those quirky, romantic and
inspirational dialogues or the impetus, thoughtful and emotional songs – Bollywood has
given us a lot.
Similar has been its contribution to an entrepreneur’s life. I, myself get into binge watching
these movies when I feel low – they give me a different high. So I have curated seven of
these inspirational Bollywood movies which I enjoy watching and every entrepreneur and
startup enthusiast must watch.
Here we go:
Made on the life of Shri Dhirubhai Ambani, this movie will always top the list. This comes
straight from the big world of giant industry leaders and how an insignificant “gaon waala”
changed the trend with his sheer grit, will, and smartness.
Self Confidence: When it comes to revolutionizing the world, the first thing you should
believe in is yourself. The way he fights the authorities or the way he takes on the old
business practices displays the wonders self-confidence can unfold for you and your business.
Know the value of your business: Many startups aim to get acquired. This is not the way
to start. Guru Bhai believed that his idea was too precious to sell for any amount of money.
This is one of the things that you should keep in your heart, always.
2. Rocket Singh
Starring Ranbir Singh, this movie tells us many things that an entrepreneur will automatically
relate to. Starting from the insignificance of graduation marks to the dilemma of choosing a
professional career or following his heart’s way, the movie compels us a lot to think about.
Work for client wholeheartedly: For a startup, each client is as important as the other.
Irrespective of the ticket size. Harpreet Singh (Ranbir Kapoor) works day and night in his
office just to meet his client’s expectations, leaving no stone unturned. It does feel great to be appreciated by the clients, indeed.
Respect all: Harpreet Singh gives partnership of the company to even his peon (Chotelal).
This made Chotelal deliver his best. Respecting all and incentivizing your employees is
always a great idea.
The movie talks about an NRI coming back to India and realizing his duties toward his
country to work against under development and social woes such as untouchability and
Give back to the society: This, an entrepreneur should always keep in mind, that it’s his duty
to give back to people and add integrity to whatever you do.
Do it for a cause: Earning money should not be your ultimate aim. Every company that you
see successful now, believed in more than just earning money. It was to make the lives of its
users, easier and more meaningful.
4. My Name Is Khan
Another one of SRK’s masterpiece, My Name is Khan is an emotional journey of a person
fighting between religion, politics and mental disorder. Besides being a hysterical marvel. It
also gives out some valuable lessons to entrepreneurs like us.
Grit: The sheer grit of a person can take him to limits where nobody thinks is possible. It was
only his courage and character that made it possible for him to go to the president and speak
what everyone needed to hear.
Reason: When you have true reason to believe in, you never give up because of minor hindrances. You just got to believe that the reason is all that there is to live for, work for.
Tamasha is an underrated movie which talks in depth how you should not try to fit in the
conventions of the society but figure out what you want to be and follow the path with your
Fight for your passion: Society doesn’t accept change. You have to fight for making your
ideas accepted and work your asses off to prove everyone wrong.
Share your thoughts with your parents: Until you share your ideas with your parents, they
wouldn’t know what you need from them. They would take time but eventually, they would
6. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander
Aamir Khan starrer, this epic Bollywood movie is about the competitive spirit and the
perseverance to win. The story tells how making fun of someone’s failure can motivate them
to do extraordinary things.
Set clear goals: You should be very clear about what to achieve and the time in which you
have to achieve it. Setting short goals is always better than setting one final goal.
Mentorship is mandatory: As in the movie the hero couldn’t have won the final race if the
proper training wasn’t provided, same is in business, no great journey can begin without a
Siddiqui starrer Manjhi is based on a true story of a man who alone, in a span of 22 years of
back-breaking labor carved a path 360 feet long, 25 feet deep in places and 30 feet wide
from a mountain. The more people laughed at him, the more ardent he became.
Sheer Will: All it takes to do a herculean task is the will to do it. At first, things would look
humongous, take them step by step and be persistent, come what may.
Impossible is nothing: The movie transpires in such a way that it would truly make you
believe that yes, whatever a human mind can conceive, it can achieve.
Well, we can’t stop talking about movies, you know? So here are some special mentions.
- MS Dhoni
- Mary Kom
- Chak De India
- And many more which we will cover in an upcoming post
Keep watching 🙂