(Last Updated on : 10/04/2014)
The Indian film, 'Corporate', is directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, starring Bipasha Basu, Kay Kay Menon, and Raj Babbar. Corporate is the story of two leading industrialists in the food sector. Each one of them is powerful, aspirational and equally persistent. But the real picture comes up when the market opens up to international players, and competition gets fierce. Then the battle for supremacy begins for monopoly as well.
Synopsis of the Indian movie 'Corporate'
The story of the Indian film 'Corporate' centers around the power games between two industrialists, namely 'The Sehgal Group of Industries' popularly known as SGI and the 'Marwah Group of Industries'. SGI is owned by Vinay Sehgal played by Rajat Kapoor and the Marwah Group of Industries owned by Dharmesh Marwah played by Raj Babbar. The two companies are traditional rivals in the food products business. Bipasha Basu plays Nishigandha Dasgupta or Nishi, is the vice president of SGI, while Vinay Sehgal's brother-in-law Ritesh played by Kay Kay Menon joins in later as senior vice president. Ashwini, a politician backed by Sehgal, become the Union Finance Minister, which helps the Sehgal Group to enter a lucrative partnership with international food products giants Friscon.
In a CII meeting, the state Finance Minister Gulabrao declares that a public sector unit or PSU is for sale. Both the companies swoop into the competition using every tactic they have to outperform each other. But last-minute politicking by Marwah with Gulabrao leads to the PSU going to the Marwah Group, leaving Sehgal disappointed. However, Nishi charms Marwah Group's CEO Pervez, and is then able to steal critical information from his laptop. She finds out that Marwah had been misleading the media that they were planning to manufacture mineral water in the plant, whereas in reality they were planning to manufacture a mint-based soft drink. The Sehgal Group publicly announces that they will be launching their own mint-based soft drink, which they've named 'Just Chill'. They were pre-empting the Marwah Group's planned launch. Marwah traces the leak to Pervez and fires him.
Ten days before the launch of the drink Sehgal learns that the FDA has found the presence of a large amount of pesticides in the drink. But Sehgal, cold-heartedly, decides to launch the product by bribing the FDA agents.
However CEO Naveen resigns from the SGI. The drink is a great success. However, another of SGI's executive is unhappy that Ritesh is being made the CEO, and he gives Marwah the information that SGI's product contains pesticides. Marwah along with Gulabrao blow up the issue in the media, leading to a raid on the SGI plants and a case on the Sehgals. Sehgal decides that the only solution is for an employee of SGI who is not a member of the Sehgal family to take the blame for the blunder. Nishi is chosen for that role. Ritesh is hesitant but Nishi agrees. She is convicted. Meanwhile Friscon chief Steve meets with Ashwini and threatens to withdraw all investments from India. Ashwini contacts Gulabrao and both the politicians convince the business giants Sehgal and Marwah to compromise and the ban on the soft drink is lifted. Sehgal had promised Ritesh that Nishi will be out of the Enquiry Commission soon but after the compromise he abandons her. Ritesh, angry about it, threatens to expose Sehgal in front of the media if Nishi is not released within 48 hours. But the next day he is found dead, having fallen from the terrace of his apartment building. It is assumed to be suicide but some think otherwise as the rivalry is known to all. A few days later, SGI's product is back on the market. In the new elections Gulabrao becomes the Chief Minister. The movie ends with Nishi shown fighting the case. She also has a daughter now whose father is Ritesh.
Cast and Crew of 'Corporate'
The star cast of the Indian film 'Corporate' includes Bipasha Basu, Kay Kay Menon, Raj Babbar, Minissha Lamba, Rajat Kapoor, and Payal Rohatgi. The film is directed by Madhur Bhandarkar while it is produced by Baliga Smitha. The music in the film is given by Shamir Tandon.
Awards for 'Corporate'
This Bollywood film 'Corporate' proves as a lucky one for Bipasha Basu. She has got many awards for the brilliant performance in this film. In the year 2007 she got GIFA as best actress. She got the same in Bollywood movie award and Anandalok Purashkar award. She also got Ananda Bazar Patrika Award as best actress. She also got some nominations in various awards functions like Star Screen Awards, Filmfare Awards, and zee Cine Awards. Kay Kay Menon got a nomination for GIFA Best Supporting Actor as well.