Check out Rocket Singh, Salesman of the Year, an engaging movie with a healthy business ethics kick.
The main character is a young college graduate with mediocre grades who lands a job at a computer sales company. He is soon confronted with corrupt-but-usual practices in the company, and his naïveté puts him on the fast track to failure. And then the plot thickens.
Rocket Singh takes up negative themes of corrupt in sales, bribery, and conflicts of interest, but the emphasis is on the positive: the sources of self-respect, win-win business relations, and the spirit of entrepreneurship. I responded to the very human challenges of honesty, integrity, necessity as the mother of invention and ingenuity, growing pains, guts, and semi-redemption.
Stating the themes abstractly like that could make Rocket sound saccharine and didactic, but it works as a real movie, with engaging characters, tension, and drama.
My earlier recommendation of Guru: “A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay in 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.”
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Gurcharan Das’s India Unbound.