Scam 1992 Review: The Harshad Mehta Story Sony live recently came up with its biographical crime drama series titled Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta story, The web series is based on the real-life incident of a highly publicized financial scam of 1992 done by Harshad Mehta. The story has been adapted from the book by Sucheta Dalal and Debashis Basu titled ‘The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away’.We would talk about the performances, plot, and parents’ guide of the series.
Before you read the whole review, here is a reminder, the series is very long and stretched and it may not suits to everyone, if you are interested in business type movie, this one is for you, if you loved the Abhishek Bacchan Starer Guru, this one is for You.
- Name Of Series – Scam 1992
- Platform: Sony Liv
- Release Date: 9th Oct. 2020
- Parents Guide: Not Suitable For Family
- Total Episodes: 10
The story is based on the life of Harshad Mehta and tells us his journey from rags to riches and his downfall. The story begins by telling us about Harshad Mehta from his earlier life. Wishing that he was a poor man who has gold which he wanted to achieve. He wanted to be a part of Indian history so that everyone would remember his name. Eventually, due to his brilliant mind, he figures out that the share market in India has the capability of satisfying every Indian citizen and thus he goes into the share market job, where is slowly and gradually makes his name. He is blamed by the police for pulling off the biggest financial scam of India worth ₹5000 crores all of which belong to the population of India.
How he manages to do such a big scam, how a lower-middle-class guy from Mumbai touches the glory and then falls flat, to know this you have to watch the whole series.
Screenplay and Direction
Since it is a web series and not a feature film the makers have decided to show everything in great detail and sometimes due to this factor the series becomes slow-paced and genuinely becomes dragged after a certain period of time. We are not saying that it doesn’t make sense to show everything in detail but the series is a little slower paced which might engage a certain stream of the audience while some people might find it boring. While some people will find the web series gripping as it shows every little detail of how the mind of Harshad Mehta used to work.
The web series also shows the flaws in our Indian economic system. The Direction by Hansal Mehta is crisp and refreshing, giving ample time for every little detail to uncover itself.
Pratik Gandhi as the “Big Bull” has done a fantastic job. He has completely lived the role and not a single loose moment has been there, everything he is on screen. Satish Kaushik, Hemant Kher, Nikhil Dwivedi have done complete justice to their roles. Shreya Dhanwanthary plays the role of Sucheta Dalal with fabulous energy and enthusiasm, she along with Gandhi has carried the series. The rest of the cast have done a good job too.
We are going with 3.5 out of 5 for the series, If you like business-related movies and are looking to watch something in that zone, this is can be your choice will not be disappointing. Go For It. Don’t watch the series with family or kids as it has few abusive dialogues.
Rating – 3.5/5
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