- 2 hr 17 min
Corporate is a 2006 Indian Hindi-language drama movie directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. The film stars Bipasha Basu, Kay Kay Menon, and Raj Babbar. The movie is set in the corporate world and revolves around the power struggle, greed, and deceit among the top management of a leading Indian company. The story traces the journey of two characters, Nishigandha Dasgupta (Bipasha Basu) and Siddharth Marathe (Kay Kay Menon) who work for a leading Indian company, Globe Consolidated Limited. Nishigandha is a high performing corporate executive who is climbing the ladder fast to become the Marketing Head of GCL. Siddharth, on the other hand, is a shrewd and cunning businessman who is an expert in strategic planning and manipulation. He is the Vice President of GCL and is trying to overtake the company from its present CEO, Vinay Sehgal (Rajat Kapoor). At GCL, the three executives are competing for power and each one has his/her agenda. Nishigandha wants to lead the marketing department and is using her photogenic looks to charm and influence her boss, Vinay Sehgal. Vinay Sehgal himself is an ambitious man who wants to leave behind a legacy and is keen on expanding his company globally. Siddharth, however, has different plans. He wants to take over the company and is using unethical means to achieve his goal. He is manipulating the company stocks, creating fake agendas, and even going to the extent of sabotaging Vinay Sehgal's projects to gain control of the company. The film takes a closer look into the lives of these corporate executives and the impact their greed and power play have on their personal lives. Nishigandha is shown as a vulnerable woman who is willing to go to any lengths to achieve her ambition. She is even willing to have an affair with Vinay Sehgal to get her promotion. Siddharth is a cold-hearted businessman who is willing to manipulate and destroy anyone who comes in his way. He is even willing to play with the emotions of people close to him, like his girlfriend and mentor, to achieve his goals. Corporate also shows how the corporate world is intertwined with the political scenario in India. The company GCL is shown as having close ties with the ruling political party, and the top management is involved in bribing politicians to get their work done. This aspect of the story shows how political power is misused for personal gains and how it affects the corporate world. The film's cinematography is excellent, with director Madhur Bhandarkar showing the corporate world in all its glamour and glitz, but at the same time, he does not shy away from showing the darker side of it. The movie's soundtrack, composed by Shamir Tandon, is also noteworthy. The songs "O Sikander" and "Yeh Pal" are particularly popular. The movie is well-paced and keeps the audience engaged throughout. The plot is realistic and believable, and the acting by the cast is top-notch. Bipasha Basu, in particular, delivers a stellar performance as Nishigandha Dasgupta, and Kay Kay Menon is excellent as Siddharth Marathe. In conclusion, Corporate is a gripping drama that provides a peek into the corporate world of India. It is a well-made film that delves deep into the themes of power, greed, and deceit prevalent in the corporate world. The movie is a must-watch for those who enjoy a good drama and want to experience the darker side of the corporate world.