After Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the interim budget for 2024-25, industrialist Harsh Goenka shared his humorous and filmy perspective on social media. The chairman of the RPG group infused Bollywood references, likening the budget to movies such as ‘Animal,’ ‘Gadar 2,’ and ‘Jawan.’ His post quickly gained traction, garnering over 60,000 views and numerous likes.

Filmy Twist on Budget 2024

Harsh Goenka creatively characterized Budget 2024 as a ‘Fighter’ that conquers the recession ‘Animal,’ a ‘Gadar’ combating poverty, and a supporter of India’s ‘Jawaan,’ ensuring no one is left behind academically. He praised Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for measures focused on youth inclusion, education, employment, and overall welfare.

Viral Response

The post gained viral status on social media, with users appreciating the witty amalgamation of recent hit movies in Goenka’s commentary. Comments highlighted the positive aspects of the budget, particularly its emphasis on education, employment, and health.

User Reactions

Social media users shared varied perspectives on the budget, acknowledging the progress made in the last five years and expressing optimism for the upcoming full budget after the elections. Some users encouraged established business houses to align with government initiatives for new projects, innovation, and nation-building.

Key Budget Highlights

The interim budget, presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, prioritized capital expenditure, allocating 11.1% to reach ₹11.11 lakh crore. The fiscal deficit is projected to decrease to 5.1% in 2024-25 from the current 5.8%. Noteworthy allocations include ₹6.2 lakh crore for the Ministry of Defence and ₹2.78 lakh crore for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, while the Agriculture Ministry received ₹1.27 lakh crore.


Harsh Goenka’s cinematic take on Budget 2024 provided a lighthearted and engaging perspective on a traditionally serious topic. The viral response indicates a public interest in combining creativity and commentary when discussing significant financial matters. As the government aims for fiscal responsibility and sector-specific allocations, public sentiment and engagement remain integral aspects of budget discussions.

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