Sunday, January 21, 2007

Dhirubhai & Gurubhai


I saw Guru on Thursday, Dhirubhai Ambani was my hero and will always be my Hero. He is the man who taught the Indian Middle Class what the Stock Market was, Its thanks to him people like my Dad entered the markets and passed on the funda to me.

I think if our nation has 4-5 people like Dhirubhai poverty and unemployment can become history.

Dhirubhai Always said about politicians and the system "We cannot change our rulers but we can change the way they rule us"

Here are some of his quotes (courtesy wikipedia)

"Growth has no limit at Reliance. I keep revising my vision. Only when you dream it you can do it."
"Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one's monopoly"
"Our dreams have to be bigger. Our ambitions higher. Our commitment deeper. And our efforts greater. This is my dream for Reliance and for India."
"You do not require an invitation to make profits."
"If you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow."
"Pursue your goals even in the face of difficulties, and convert adversities into opportunities."
"Give the youth a proper environment. Motivate them. Extend them the support they need. Each one of them has infinite source of energy. They will deliver."
"Between my past, the present and the future, there is one common factor: Relationship and Trust. This is the foundation of our growth"
"We bet on people."
"Meeting the deadlines is not good enough, beating the deadlines is my expectation."
"Don't give up, courage is my conviction."
"you have to take the calculated risk,to earn something"

On the movie
Guru is a well made movie, neat shot.. The songs aren't that great and Ash looks damn annoying at times but the passion and sprit one can feel while watching the movie cant be expressed.
The movie shows his conflict with the Ramnath Goenka in his quest to create India's greatest company. The movie sadly doesn't show anything about his fight with Nusli Wadia.

Abhishek (Gurukant Desai) and Mithun (Manik Dasgupta) have given a wonderful performance. Vidya Balan and Madhavan could have been lil better utilised.

I liked the scene where the Taxi driver comes to GuruBhai when he is taken to the court and says "Gurubhai, apan taxi driver hai, roz wadala se churchgate chalata hoon, maine apni teen beetiyon ki shadi karvaya aapka company ka shares se, Gurubhai hum aapke saath hai" . This is so damn true Reliance might have acted as the Godfather for aleast 15 millions people directly or indirectly giving 45% compunded returns since 1977.

Its a must dekko. 4/5

More on the great man

On the movie Guru