17+ Best Bollywood Movies about Businessmen or Entrepreneurs

Being an Entrepreneur or running your own business is one of the most challenging career options.

There is no shortcut, no sure shot formula that could guarantee success in your journey. Yet true Entrepreneurs fight against all odds and create their own success stories.

Bollywood has its own set of stories too when it comes to Entrepreneurs and Business people.

Indian film industry has produced some of the greatest movies about Entrepreneurial journeys, struggles & successes. If you are a businessman or aspiring entrepreneur, you must check out some of the movies listed below.


guru kant desai abhishek bachchan

In this Mani Ratnam film, Abhisek Bachchan plays the character of Guru, loosely based on the life of late Dhirubhai Ambani. This biographical drama also stars Aishwarya Rai as Guru’s wife. This film depicts the entrepreneurial journey & transformation of a simple villager into the biggest business magnate in India.


avtaar Rajesh Khanna Film

Avtaar is the one of the biggest hits delivered by Rajesh Khanna & also starring Shabana Azmi. Directed by Mohan Kumar, this is the story of Avtaar, an aging parent who rises above all difficulties in his personal life and achieves grand entrepreneurial success.

With brilliant acting & great direction, Avtaar is a drama which gives the message on how failure is not final, and success can still shine upon you.


trishul amitabh bachchan and sanjeev kumar

Trishul is a super hit action-drama directed by Yash Chopra, and starring Amitabh Bachchan in its lead role.

This movie is about a revenge based business rivalry between Vijay & his illegitimate father who is a wealthy businessman. Combined with action, romance & brilliant acting by the lead characters, Trishul represents the fine cinema of Indian yesteryears.

Badmash Company

Badmash Company shahid kapoor, anushka sharma

Though Badmash Company was not a big commercial success, it contains some funny & lighter moments based on the premise that, you do not need lots of money to be successful at business, but a great idea. It features Shahid Kapoor & Anushka Sharma in lead roles and is produced by Aditya Chopra.

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Corporate bipasha basu

This Vipasha Baasu starrer drama is based on the issue of unsafe levels of pesticides in soft drinks. Corporate is directed by Madhur Bhandarkar & focuses on the fierce competition between two industrialists.

Shree 420

Shree 420 Raj Kapoor Best movie

Shree 420 is a bollywood classic starring Raj Kapoor & Nargis. Raj Kapoor, also the producer of the movie, plays the character of Raj who is manipulated by a shrewd businessman in Bombay.

This movie features the song ‘Mera Joota hai Japani’ which has achieved cult status and still being played in India and many places worldwide.

Rocket Singh Salesman of The Year

Rocket Singh Salesman of the year Still

A power packed performance by Ranveer Kapoor when he was still a fresh face in Bollywood. Produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj banner, Ranveer plays the role of Rocket Singh, an ordinary salesman who starts a parallel company under the radar of his employer.

This movie is a funny & light take on a street-smart entrepreneurial ass-kicker. It is both critically acclaimed and propels Ranveer Kapoor as a highly promising actor in Bollywood.

Band Baaja Baaraat

Band Baaja Baaraat original version is Hindi version

Under the directorial debut of Maneesh Sharma, this romantic comedy stars Anushka Sharma and then newcomer Ranveer Singh. It tells the story about how two freshers start a wedding planning company and achieve success, while falling in love along the way.

A simple & fun-filled take on wedding planning business, Band Baja Baraat has inspired many Indian youngsters aspiring to become professional wedding planners.

Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman

Movies for entrepreneurs and Businessman

Loosely based on Raj Kapoor’s classic ‘Shree 420’, this film is yet another popular film for generations, starring Sharukh Khan & Juhi Chawla in lead roles.

This Aziz Mirza directed comedy tells the story about how an ambitious young guy finds success in the city, but soon realizes success & over ambition comes with a hefty price too.

Kalyug (1981)

Kalyug (1981)

Kalyug is another story about the cut-throat business rivalry between two businessman brothers and how they conspire against each other. Directed by Shyam Benegal & the fine acting by Shashi Kapoor, Raj Babbar & Rekha.

This movie is also regarded as the modern day Mahabharat where people’s moral fabrics are highly fragile, allowing them to go to the bottommost depths in business ethics.

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Khosla Ka Ghosla

Movies for entrepreneurs and Businessman

Extremely funny, acting of the finest order with a strong yet light storyline, is what Khosla ka Ghosla is all about. All the actors in this movie, especially the leads in Anupam Kher & Boman Irani have created magic in a simple & original story.

It is about how a family cons a conman property dealer in getting their hard earned land back from his clutches. This Dibakar Banerjee comedy did well at the box office considering its small budget and was critically acclaimed.

Yes Boss

Movies for entrepreneurs and Businessman

Aziz Mirza recreates the magic again with Shahrukh & Juhi in lead roles, with the romantic comedy Yes Boss. Rahul, played by Shahrukh, wants to make it big in business while helping his boss in his shady extra marital affairs.

This movie was a hit with some beautiful, evergreen songs sung by Abhijeet, and is about whether to follow the ‘boss is always right’ principle, or to follow your heart.

Waqt – The Race Against Time

Waqt The race against time movie on father son life

Under the direction of Vipul shah, this film is a family drama about how a father takes drastic measures to make his adult son take responsibilities in life & business.

Akshay Kumar, & Priyanka chopra in lead roles, this movie was considered a hit in 2005.


Amitabh Bachchan in Manzil 1979

Manzil is a drama film directed by Basu Chatterjee in the 1979, starring Amitabh Bachchan & Mousumi chatterjee in lead roles.

It is a story about how a young man wants to make it big in business, while pretending to be rich in order to woo the girl he loves. But ultimately he has to face reality and makes amends with his business, his love & his life.


Shahrukh Khan in Swades Hindi film

Swadesh is a critically acclaimed and commercially hit movie in the 2004, produced & directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar.

This movie is still reviewed as one of the best performances by Shahrukh Khan. He plays Mohan Bhargav, a top scientist in NASA who connects to his roots and eventually falls in love with his homeland after a short visit to his village in India.

Encompassing some great songs, Swadesh is an absolute delight to watch for the everyday Indian.


Aurangzeb movie arjun kapoor, prithviraj sukumaran

In this action thriller written & directed by Atul sabharwal, half brothers played by Arjun Kapoor & Prithviraj Sukumaran come face to face in a gripping, complicated tale of crime, justice, family ties & business operations.

Aurangzeb was a hit & Arjun Kapoor’s role was well acclaimed in the movie.


Amitabh Bachchan in Deewar Coolie

Deewar is a highly popular superhit classic of the 70’s that established Amitabh Bachchan as the angry young man of bollywood.

Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Parveen Babi & Nitu Singh in other lead roles, this crime drama by Yash Chopra is the story about how a young boy is victimized by his father’s misfortune and eventually makes it big in the underworld with sheer hustle, forcing him to face his brother & mother who are still on the right path.

This movie brought us the immortal dialogue “Mere paas maa hai!” which will forever be used in lighter moments.


Movies for entrepreneurs and Businessman

The absolute favorite movie of the channel Set Max, Sooryavansham is the bollywood directorial debut of Telugu director E. V. V. Satyanarayana. It is the story touching the heart-nerve of the common Indian family where nothing is more important than the esteem of the family.

An extremely rich film in its storyline & family emotions, this drama stars Amitabh Bachchan as the head of a family & his village, who comes face to face with the son he abandoned, who has now become a self made affluent businessman.

Shivaji The Boss

Movies for entrepreneurs and Businessman

Last but not the least, we bring you Rajnikanth, in this highly acclaimed & successful Tamil film directed by Shankar.

It is about a Software architect, who faces the system in his own way and takes his humanitarian foundation to become one of India’s most prominent.

This movie also features the beautiful Shriya Saran and is a highly grossed film worldwide.

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