Indo-Asian News Service
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) After putting high society under the scanner in "Page 3", Madhur Bhandarkar exposes the power and money games played behind closed doors in the business world with "Corporate" that releases Friday.
The film gives an insight into the corporate world, which is more like a battlefield of power hungry people where there are no rules in the fight for wealth, fame and success.
The film revolves around two powerful and ambitious industrialists in the food sector and stars host of actors, including Bipasha Basu, Kay Kay Menon, Rajat Kapoor, Raj Babbar, Minissha Lamba, Sammir Dattani, Harsh Chaaya and Lillete Dubey.
Rajat plays Vinay Sehgal, managing director of Sehgal Group of Industries, who runs his business with a team of competent managers and executives.
His competitor is Dharmesh Marwah (Raj Babbar), managing director of Marwah International Pvt. Ltd. He uses every tactic under the sun to beat Sehgal in the business battleground.
Bipasha Basu plays Nishigandha Dasgupta, an ambitious woman whose career grows in leaps and bounds thanks to her unflinching determination to succeed and right guidance from her mentor. But nothing prepares her for the shocking revelations she finds at the top.
Kay Kay Menon plays Ritesh Sahani, a passionate man with big aspirations. Once he takes up a job, he makes sure he succeeds.
The battle between Sehgal and Marwah gets nasty when the market opens up to international players. Both of them use covert business tactics, manipulate people and abandon moral codes and ethics to win the deal.
Bhandarkar had originally approached Aishwarya Rai for Bipasha's role, but she turned it down due to date problems.
This is Bhandarkar's second film in the proposed trilogy. His first movie "Page 3" exposed the glamorous world of rich and famous. "Corporate" explores the underbelly of business world. And his third film "Traffic Signal" will delve into the lives of common men surviving on the streets of Mumbai.