Bollywood teaching to businessmen?

Bollywood teaching to businessmen?

Punjab-based Aryans Business School shows select but popular films to give students practical knowledge of management, the IANS news service reported. It has screened films such as “3 Idiots”, “Chak De! India”, “Lakshya”, “Corporate”, “Guru”, “Swades” and “Taare Zameen Par” to over 300 students as part of bachelor’s and master’s courses.

“These films have been taken up as a case study through which students would study various aspects of management which can help them to be good and effective leaders in future,” ABS chairman Anshu Kataria was autoed as saying.

“These movies help understand concepts like strategy, motivation, determination, ambition, time and stress management, will power, resistance and change management, goal achievement, team management, the role of seniors, focus, talent management, organisational goal versus individual goals. These also teach things like sacrifice and winning, human capital management, business rivalry, inner driven leadership, delegation and empowerment, facing challenges, crisis management, balancing roles, mission accomplishment and killer instincts in a competitive environment,” he added.

After the movies are screened, students have to prepare a case study of the different aspects they are assigned and to draw comparisons on dealing with situations in the context of management.

They later discuss these aspects with other students.