The Indian millennial today is all about taking bold choices. Gone are the days when one would stick to a stable job for all their life and retire with a pension. The youth today is more focused on job satisfaction rather than stability. Everyone has a dream and is willing to take risks to achieve it. More importantly, the youth wants to make a difference – not just in their own lives but towards society as a whole. This is what Netflix India’s latest film talks about too.
When you first see the Upstarts trailer, the premise may seem familiar to you. A bunch of college friends decide to start a business together. You may be reminded in some ways of Kai Po Che or The Viral Fever’s successful show, Pitchers. In a way, Netflix’s Upstarts blends both these worlds – the earthiness of Kai Po Che and the entrepreneurship of Pitchers.
Upstarts is a story of three friends and recent college graduates. Much like every other kid who steps into their careers after college life, these three too are dreamy-eyed and full of hope. They are quite influenced by the start-up culture that is prevalent in the country for the last decade or so. They want to turn their friendship into a professional partnership and decide to start a business together.
Delving into the world of ideas, they are trying to come up with the perfect idea that is both profitable and helps make a difference at the same time. And like we are all aware, entrepreneurship is no piece of cake and this is where things start going south. Will their business survive? More importantly, will their friendship survive?
The film stars Priyanshu Painyuli who we’ve earlier seen in Bhavesh Joshi. Upstarts will be out on Netflix on October 18th.
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