35 Must Watch Bollywood Movies for Entrepreneurs

Must Watch Bollywood Movies for Entrepreneurs

Bollywood, the biggest film industry worldwide, has produced many movies that not only entertain but also inspire and motivate. For entrepreneurs, these movies offer valuable lessons in resilience, innovation, and the pursuit of dreams. In this article, we have carefully curated a list of 35 must-watch Bollywood movies that encapsulate the entrepreneurial spirit. From rags-to-riches stories to tales of unwavering determination, these films showcase the triumphs and tribulations of individuals navigating the business world, making them a source of both entertainment and enlightenment for aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs alike.

Whether you’re seeking a dose of inspiration, a fresh perspective on business challenges, or simply a captivating cinematic experience, these handpicked Bollywood movies are sure to captivate and resonate with the entrepreneurial drive in you. Join us as we explore the dynamic and diverse world of Indian cinema, and uncover the timeless wisdom and entrepreneurial insights woven into the compelling narratives of these best Bollywood movies for entrepreneurs

This is the list of 35 must-watch Bollywood movies that offer valuable lessons and insights for entrepreneurs. So grab some popcorn and get ready to be entertained and enlightened by these cinematic gems that celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship!

List of Inspiring Bollywood Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Baazaar Movie Poster

Baazaar

Release date: 26 October 2018
Genre: Financial thriller drama
Director: Gauravv K. Chawla
Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Rohan Vinod Mehra, Radhika Apte, Chitrangada Singh, Denzil Smith
Storyline: After moving to Mumbai, an ambitious young man becomes the stock trader for a notorious businessman.

Guru Movie Poster

Guru

Release date: 12 January 2007
Genre: Drama
Director: Mani Ratnam
Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Mithun Chakraborty, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan
Storyline: A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay in 1958, where he transforms his humble beginnings into a towering empire, earning the title of “GURU,”, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year Movie Poster

Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year

Release date: 11 December 2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Shimit Amin
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Gauahar Khan, Shazahn Padamsee, Prem Chopra, Manish Chaudhari, D. Santosh
Storyline: It is a story of a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the ‘professional’ way, and the way of his heart.

Corporate Movie Poster

Corporate

Release date: 7 July 2006
Genre: Drama
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
Starring: Bipasha Basu, Kay Kay Menon, Payal Rohatgi, Minissha Lamba Raj Babbar
Storyline: Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.

English Vinglish Movie Poster

English Vinglish

Release date: 5 October 2012
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Director: Gauri Shinde
Starring: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand
Storyline: A quiet, sweet-tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English.

Special 26 Movie Poster

Special 26

Release date: 8 February 2013
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Director: Neeraj Pandey
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Sheirgill, Anupam Kher
Storyline: A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.

Hindi Medium Movie Poster

Hindi Medium

Release date: 19 May 2017
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Saket Chaudhary
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Saba Qamar, Dishita Sehgal, Deepak Dobriyal, Amrita Singh
Storyline: A couple from Chandni Chowk aspire to give their daughter the best education and thus be a part of and accepted by the elite of Delhi.

Wake Up Sid Movie Poster

Wake Up Sid

Release date: 2 October 2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Ayan Mukerji
Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkana Sen Sharma
Storyline: The story of a lazy Mumbai college student who does absolutely nothing, with a turn of events will Sid realizes his potential in this world and become a success in the fast-paced life of Mumbai.

Sui Dhaaga Made in India Movie Poster

Sui Dhaaga: Made in India

Release date: 28 September 2018
Genre: Drama
Director: Sharat Katariya
Starring: Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan
Storyline: It’s a heart-warming story of pride and self-reliance capturing the journey of Mauji and his wife Mamta who pursue their passion by overcoming all odds.

Chak De India Movie Poster

Chak De India

Release date: 10 August 2007
Genre: Sports
Director: Shimit Amin
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Shilpa Shukla, Sagarika Ghatge, Chitrashi Rawat
Storyline: Kabir Khan, the coach of the Indian Women’s National Hockey Team, dreams of making his all-girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Movie Poster

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Release date: 15 July 2011
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin
Storyline: Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their friends gets engaged.

Lagaan Movie Poster

Lagaan

Release date: 15 June 2001
Genre: Sports, Drama
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Starring: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne
Storyline: The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

The Big Bull Movie Poster

The Big Bull

Release date: 8 April 2021
Genre: Biographical, Crime, Drama
Director: Kookie Gulati
Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Ileana D’Cruz, Nikita Dutta
Storyline: The story of the film is based on real events in the financial market that took place between 1990 and 2000 involving Harshad Mehta and his financial crimes

Sooryavansham Movie Poster

Sooryavansham

Release date: 21 May 1999
Genre: Drama
Director: E. V. V. Satyanarayana
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Soundarya, Jayasudha, Rachna Banerjee, Kader Khan, Anupam Kher, Mukesh Rishi, Anand Vardhan
Storyline: Heera fails to live up to the expectations of his father Thakur Bhanupratap Singh, a powerful and respected man of his community. Despite all odds Heera struggles to keep his father’s pride.

Badmaash Company Movie Poster

Badmaash Company

Release date: 7 May 2010
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Parmeet Sethi
Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vir Das, Meiyang Chang, Shalini Chandran, Anupam Kher
Storyline: Four youngsters grow rich together with a big idea in 90’s middle-class Bombay. All is hunky dory till they are forced to shut shop until a plan comes up.

3 Idiots Movie Poster

3 idiots

Release date: 25 December 2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Starring: Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, Omi Vaidya
Storyline: Two friends are searching for their long-lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them “idiots”.

Band Baaja Baaraat Movie Poster

Band Baaja Baaraat

Release date: 10 December 2010
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Director: Maneesh Sharma
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma
Storyline: Shruti and Bittoo become partners in their very own “Wedding planning ka bijness” in Delhi and in the process discover friendship, love, and one another.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Movie Poster

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Release date: 12 July 2013
Genre: Biography, Sports, Drama
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Divya Dutta, Meesha Shafi
Storyline: The truth behind the ascension of Milkha Singh, who was scarred by of the India-Pakistan partition.

Manzil Movie Poster

Manzil

Release date: 28 September 1979
Genre: Romance, Drama
Director: Basu Chatterjee
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Moushumi Chatterjee
Storyline: Ajay Chandra pretends to be a rich man and tries to win over Aruna Khosla and her lawyer father. However, when Aruna’s father finds out the truth, he tries to separate them.

Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Movie Poster

Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai

Release date: 30 July 2010
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Milan Luthria
Starring: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai, Randeep Hooda
Storyline: As a smuggler rises to power in 1970s Mumbai, a younger gangster seeks to overthrow him, and a police officer is caught in the middle.

Raajneeti Movie Poster

Raajneeti

Release date: 4 June 2010
Genre: Political, Thriller
Director: Prakash Jha
Starring: Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee, Sarah Thompson, Naseeruddin Shah
Storyline: Samar, the son of a political family, plans to go to the USA to live with his girlfriend. However, the death of his father makes him stop and enter the dirty world of politics.

Manjhi – The Mountain Man Movie Poster

Manjhi – The Mountain Man

Release date: 21 August 2015
Genre: Biographical, Drama
Director: Ketan Mehta
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte, Urmila Mahanta, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Gaurav Dwivedi
Storyline: Using only a hammer and a chisel, a man spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.

Kalyug Movie Poster

Kalyug

Release date: 24 July 1981
Genre: Drama
Director: Shyam Benegal
Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Rekha, Raj Babbar, Anant Nag
Storyline: This movie tells the story of the fierce and total competition between two related business families in the days of license raaj India. The overall plot is based on Mahabharat. This movie shows how the pursuit of self-serving ideals even legitimizes the killing of family members.

Lakshya Movie Poster

Lakshya

Release date: 18 June 2004
Genre: Romance, Action, Drama
Director: Farhan Akhtar
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta
Storyline: An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Manthan Movie Poster

Manthan

Release date: 1976
Genre: Drama
Director: Shyam Benegal
Starring: Smita Patil, Girish Karnad, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri
Storyline: Dr.Rao is a Vetinary doc, who comes to this village with the aim of starting a Milk Co-operative society for the welfare of the villagers. But the wealthy businessman Mishraji and Sarpanch are unhappy about this. How Dr.rao succeeds in his mission to make the villagers self-reliant, with the help of Bindu and Bhola is worth watching.

The Dirty Picture Movie Poster

The Dirty Picture

Release date: 2 December 2011
Genre: Biographical, Musical, Drama
Director: Milan Luthria
Starring: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor
Storyline: The love story between an actress and a director, is inspired by the life of the late South Indian actress Silk Smitha.

Satyakam Movie Poster

Satyakam

Release date: 4 April 1969
Genre: Drama
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Starring: Dharmendra, Ashok Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Sanjeev Kumar
Storyline: The tale begins in the final days of the British Raj in India. A cohort of engineering students graduate a few months before Independence. Satyapriya and Naren are among the graduate engineers. The principality of Bhawanigarh is run by a cruel, dissolute man, Vikram Singh, who knows his days of absolute power are numbered. Satyapriya Acharya finds employment in Bhawanigarh, the meets and marries Ranjana under peculiar circumstances. This creates huge issues in his family, particular his grandfather who raised him. Orthodoxy of the teacher clan of the Acharyas precludes admission of Ranjana into the household. Satyapriya is the epitome of integrity, refuses to utter any untruth; as a consequence, he and his family face difficulties. It takes a death in the family to bring a reinterpretation of tradition and relationships.

Swades Movie Poster

Swades

Release date: 17 December 2004
Genre: Drama
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal
Storyline: A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro Movie Poster

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Release date: 12 August 1983
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director: 12 August 1983
Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Kaushik, Neena Gupta, Ashok Banthia
Storyline: Two photographers, who are employed by a magazine editor to expose the scandalous activities of the rich, come across corruption by a builder and accidentally photograph a murder.

Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman Movie Poster

Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman

Release date: 13 November 1992
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Director: Aziz Mirza
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Amrita Singh, Juhi Chawla, Nana Patekar
Storyline: Raju comes to Bombay chasing his dreams, but keeps losing out on opportunities. His love, Renu helps him find a job. Success goes to his head until one day a tragic accident destroys his reputation.

Avtaar Movie Poster

Avtaar

Release date: 11 March 1983
Genre: Drama
Director: Mohan Kumar
Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sujit Kumar, AK Hangal, Gulshan Grover, Shashi Puri, Priti Sapru
Storyline: Avtaar Krishen struggles as a factory worker to provide a better life for his family. Despite his injury, he receives compensation from his employer. Years later, his sons have grown, with Ramesh married and working while Chander pursues a wealthy girl. When Avtaar and Radha face financial hardships and illness, they are betrayed by their family and forced into poverty. With their future uncertain, the elderly couple relies on their servant, Sewak, for support. As they ponder their fate, the question arises: can Avtaar overcome his physical limitations to secure a better future for himself and his wife?

Trishul Movie Poster

Trishul

Release date: 5 May 1978
Genre: Action, Drama
Director: Yash Chopra
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Raakhee. Hema Malini, Poonam Dh
Storyline: An engineer visiting a town, has a brief affair with a local girl and walks off, leaving her with a child. The son grows up to avenge his deserted mother. Vijay is the angry young man playing the son.

Waqt: The Race Against Time Movie Poster

Waqt: The Race Against Time

Release date: 22 April 2005
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shefali Shah, Rajpal Yadav, Boman Irani
Storyline: Ishwar Chandra Thakur is living the good life, content with his loving wife Sumitra, and son Aditya. There is but one thing that gradually comes to annoy Ishwar: his son’s laziness and dependency on his father.

Khosla Ka Ghosla Movie Poster

Khosla Ka Ghosla

Release date: 22 September 2006
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Starring: Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Tara Sharma
Storyline: A Delhi-based retired middle-class man tries half-heartedly to get his land back from a swindling property dealer with the help of his sons and their friends.

Yes Boss Movie Poster

Yes Boss

Release date: 18 July 1997
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Director: Aziz Mirza
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Pancholi, Juhi Chawla
Storyline: Rahul Joshi wants to be a successful businessman so he works hard for his boss Siddharth. One day Rahul meets Seema, an up-and-coming model, and he feels like he’s finally met his match. Will Seema fall for Rahul?

We hope that this list of Best Bollywood Movies for Entrepreneurs has helped provide valuable insights and inspiration for your entrepreneurial journey.

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