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Corporate (2006)

Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.

Director:

Madhur Bhandarkar

Writers:

Ajeet Ghorpade (screenplay), Madhur Bhandarkar (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bipasha Basu ... Nishiganda Dasgupta
Kay Kay Menon ... Ritesh Sahani
Raj Babbar ... Dharmesh Marwah
Rajat Kapoor ... Vinay Sehgal
Lillete Dubey ... Devyani Bakshi
Harsh Chhaya ... Naveen Shroff
Bharat Dabholkar ... Joe Rajan
Sammir Dattani ... Anmol Rawat
Achint Kaur ... Chhaya V. Sehgal
Girish Oak ... Central Finance Minister Ashwini Dayal
Sandeep Mehta ... Pervez Merchant
Javed Akhtar ... Self
Vinay Apte ... State Finance Minister Gulabrao Ingle
Vasundhara Das ... Self
G.K. Desai ... Man Friday
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Storyline

There is no looking back for Vinay Sehgal and the Sehgal Group of Industries when their candidate is selected as the Central Finance Minister, and soon they are invited to Delhi to liaise with an international company to manufacture and distribute a bottling plant. Their competitors, the Marwah Group of Industries, led by Dharmesh Marwah, are dismayed, but manage to win the best entrepreneur award, and a state contract for bottling a mint-based soft drink. Vinay instructs his team to find out, by hook or crook, what the details are of this plan, and a senior employee, Nishigandha Dasgupta, uses her charms to seduce Sehgal's groups employee, Pervez Merchant, and gets the details from him. This gives Vinay the edge over Dharmesh and he quickly announces "Just Chill" a mint-based cold drink, and he hands over this project to his wife's brother, Ritesh Shahani, who is also the live-in spouse of Nishigandha. Watch what happens when Dharmesh finds out that about the leak in his Group, and ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Drama

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Trivia

There was a glimpse of Aravind adiga's "the white tiger" when Bipasha Basu is made to accept the blame of pesticides scam on her. See more »

Goofs

In a meeting between SGi officials and Finance Minister Gulabrao, Naveen informs him that Sehgal Groups employs 800,000 people. However, in the scene where Vinay Sehgal's wife is convincing Ritesh to put blame on Nishigandha, she says that Sehgal Groups employs 15,000 people. See more »

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Followed by Traffic Signal (2007) See more »

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Clichéd in a new suit...
10 October 2007 | by birdoberoiSee all my reviews

I saw this movie after many people recommended it, and because it had Rajat Kapoor in it. But, I was quite disappointed!

Actually, it was a desperate attempt to be different, which, according to me, fell rather flat. It was an old story, packaged into an allegedly 'real' corporate world. Simply put, two rival industrialists fight to gain the upper hand in the big (read HUGE), bad (read ROTTEN BEYOND PUTRID) world of business. Everyone has elastic morals, except the ones who lose out at the end. That's it!

In a nutshell: the nice guys stuck to their ideals, but ended up getting screwed. Correct me if I am wrong, but hasn't this been repeated umpteen times already? Was not 'Jaane bhi do Yaaron' a similar tale, but faaaaaaaaaaaar better directed, acted, edited, funnier and an absolute classic? The difference is that we are now in an age where a tragedy is considered good cinema, as long as it is 'realistic'. I won't ask why, but that is how things have come to pass...

The acting was decent - Rajat was great, Raj Babbar was very good, Kay Kay Menon was good, but could have been excellent if he had stayed away from stereotypical expressions, Lilette was, as always, immaculate. But the revelation to me was Harsh Chhaya - he was outstanding in underplaying his emotions! Great job!

Finally, Bipasha Basu... what can one say! I had not seen her in any other movie thus far (thank my lucky stars!). Many told me she was good in this movie. GOOD???? Good God is more like it!!! She had a single expression throughout - whether she was smiling, laughing, crying, scheming, copulating (figuratively and literally) and collapsing. Atrocious!

Also, there are certain actors who were given roles in the movie, and the director simply did not know what to do with them. For example, Lilette Dubey's character suddenly showed a new side, and that was the end of her role! Wtf!

All in all, watch this movie if you were in the same predicament as me - nothing interesting in Blockbuster, you have nothing else to accompany your Sunday evening beer and are in a slightly masochistic mood...


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