Upstarts is an Indian comedy-drama film released on Netflix. The film is based on entrepreneurship. The director’s own experiences in the college days the story is inspired. This is a story of numerous millennials in India who dream to make a lot of money and fame but, with time, realize that success is a lot harder than they expect.
In the story, three college-going students (Kapl, Yash, and Vinay) are from a small town are shown. They are like the startup concept, and one day they decide to make it to start their startup. Through this startup, they want to change the world and make lots of money. As they open the company slowly, it starts growing, and then they face a big question” What has more excellent value, their dreams or their friendship?
Quick Facts Upstarts –
- Director – Udai Singh Pawar
- Producers – Raja Krishna Menon, Janani Ravichandran, Jawahar Sharma
- Cast – Priyanshu Painyuli, Chandrachoor Rai, Shadab Kamal, Rajeev Siddhartha, Sheetal Thakur, Ivan Sylvester Rodrigues, Ninad Kamat, Swati Semwal, Eijaz Khan, Mrinal Dutt.
- Release Date – 18 October 2019
More details about Upstarts –
The beginning scene showed that Kapil and Yash help Vinay run away with his girlfriend, but the plan fails. Then Kapil suggests that they should start a business of eloping, but his friends disagreed. Later it is shown that Kapil volunteers in a village hospital which don’t have lifesaving medication, and a man dies in his arm; because of this, then more concrete idea emerges. Then they start CarryKaro, an aggregator app that allows people in villages to get lifesaving medicines delivered to their doorstep driven by social responsibility.
In the start, the company faces lots of struggles but later finds an investor. As the app becomes popular, then the pressure of running the company grows and then arises difference of opinion among the friends. Kapil, who worked very hard to find investors is determined to achieve his goals, even if that requires compromising business ethics. Later their friendship is hampered, and Yash starts showing signs of Parkinson’s Disease.