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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year



I just watched the Bollywood film "Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year" courtesy of Netflix's instant play option. I haven't watched a lot of Bollywood films before and the movie that's turned me onto them doesn't exactly qualify as a classic Bollywood production. I'm referring, of course, to Slumdog Millionaire - a film I fell in love with because everything about it was amazing. Anyway, Rocket Singh, unlike other Bollywood films I've heard of and seen, doesn't capitalize on dance and song numbers just like others I've seen in the past. It delves into the world of modern India in the world of business and technology where a new graduate, a Sikh by the name of Harpreet Singh, finds a job as a salesman in a company that sells PCs. His righteousness and honesty soon lands him as the laughing stock of the other salesmen, a "Zero" in their eyes. He then hatches an idea to create Rocket corporation based as an inspiration from the malicious paper airplane "rockets" being thrown at him. From one employee, he expands to five as he works together with other disgruntled employees, operating their company with a business motto of people first - creating a customer-tailored service based on honesty - seemingly unheard of in the business circles. Rocket Company does this under the nose of their boss at AYS until he finds out about it and fires them all, making a hostile takeover of the company that his employees started. In the end, acquiring Rocket proved to be a liability forcing the boss to give it all back to them.

It wasn't a a bad film - entertaining.

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