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Chak De all set to enter MBA classroom

business Updated: Sep 12, 2007 01:09 IST
Chetan Chauhan
Chetan Chauhan
Hindustan Times
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Shahrukh Khan’s performance in his movie Chak De India not only seems to have inspired Indian men’s hockey team to register a brilliant performance in the recently concluded Asia Cup, it has also stirred the thinktanks of management schools. No wonder, the movie is all set to make its entry into the textbooks of management schools.

Chak De is the latest feather in the cap of Bollywood for inspiring future management gurus. Corporate, a movie on how MNCs operate did the corridors of management institutions last year and the Oscar-nominated Aamir Khan-starrer Lagaan, a few years ago. Both the movies were included as special case studies for MBA students by a few business schools.

Although Chak De India is based on a different subject, Shahrukh Khan, who plays the role of a disgraced hockey player-turned coach, shows immense man management skills.

It apparently became the driving force behind the decision of a business school near Chandigarh, Aryan Business School, to include a case study on Chak De India in the first year curriculum of its MBA course. “The film will be taken up as a case study for the management students who would study various aspects of management that can create good and effective leaders in future,” said Anshu Kataria, chairperson of the business school.

The movie shows Shahrukh Khan as a man of immense determination, an excellent man manager, having fine leadership qualities. Armed with these virtues, he inspires a motley group of hockey players into a world-beater.

Earlier, legendary movies such as Mother India and Pakeezah have been included in the NCERT curriculum but case studies on Bollywood movies in MBA course is a recent trend, educationists say.

A senior professor at National University for Educational Planning and Administration said new educational institutions are experimenting with curriculum. “They want to make it more realistic for the students. It is here the good Bollywood movies are making a significant difference,” said the educationists.