Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story – review

Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story is genuinely not a typical story. It is a SonyLIV Originals Indian crime drama web-series directed by Hansal Mehta, starring Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Hemant Kher and Nikhil Dwivedi. This is the tale of the one who shook India’s Dalal Street. The account of Harshad Shantilal Mehta is with the end goal that at whatever point the historical backdrop of Indian financial exchange will be written, the name of Harshad Mehta will be written. This web series made under the heading of Hansal Mehta is stunning. Harshad Mehta was the man whose achievement stirred average person’s premium in the stock market.

Scam 1992 – The Harshad Mehta Story Season 1 Review: A dramatic retelling  of India's biggest stock market scam
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This web series released on Sony Live consists of ten episodes of 50 minutes each. This story is tied in with uncovering a bank fraud of 500 million rupees, which was made by only one man alone. The web series has demonstrated how a scam makes the Prime Minister of the nation likewise under doubt. The web-series is adapted from the book The Scam: Who Won, who Lost, who Got Away by Debashish Basu and Sucheta Dalal, which its director Hansal Mehta has presented in an exceptionally new manner by clarifying the working of the stock market easily. Simultaneously, Actor Pratik Gandhi, who plays Harshad Mehta in the web series, has additionally gotten his character well and played it in an amazing manner. Economic journalism has been discussed in numerous angles in this film. This story might be of an individual living in a Gujarati family living in Mumbai, however interfaces with each individual in the nation who knows or is attempting to know the language of the stock. The story of Harshad is as energizing as it looks. It is a lot harder than that.

It has been told in the series that Harshad’s journey begins like a conventional youth. Whose father’s garments business sinks. After which this middleclass family gets trapped in money related challenges. To support his family, Harshad does everything from clerky to selling merchandise in the city. Be that as it may, his dreams are enormous and hard work is in his blood. To transform his life, Harshad moves towards the stock exchange and his movement continues expanding, yet he says that the sooner he goes up, the quicker he falls. Something comparable would have happened to Harshad’s whole family. A misfortune in the stock market breaks them. In any case, he says the legend doesn’t surrender, Harshad begins a fresh start with his sibling Ashwin.

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Harshad’s strength doubles as soon as he meets with his sibling and he needs to build it significantly more. Subsequently, ahead of the stock market, he turns into a player of the money market. In the wake of resulting in these present circumstances money market, Harshad now begins playing with the money of private and public banks, not with the everyday person. When it comes to money, enemies were already increasing for Harshad. Back then, there was an opposition among columnists to talk with them. Writers and individuals of Bombay Stock Exchange used to call him Kapil Dev. Following a couple of years, people named him Big Bull. Journalist Sucheta Dalal was effective in uncovering this scam thus beginning the destruction of Harshad Mehta. This series shows the ascent of an average person to the top most position and afterward his destruction which nobody had ever envisioned. The series also received much praise and many positive reviews from critics as well. With the scenery of the greatest scam actually till date this web arrangement is extremely captivating and one of the best web series made in India till date.

Considering the fact that the story was set in 80s and 90s, the set design and costumes were accurately created and highlighted. From the thick round glasses to the hairstyles to the make-up, we all bought the timeframe of the events in the script. Sayan Ghosh on The Hindu writes, “One also strongly feels that some of the over-the-top dialogues and on-screen gimmicks could have been avoided. Case in point, the “risk hai to ishq hai” dialogue which pops up now and again during the show’s runtime, seems unnecessary and even forced” and we can’t seem to agree more even though the dialogue has garnered the attention of everyone on the internet. The signature tune of ‘Scam 1992’ has spoiled us for good. A big thanks to Achint Thakkar for getting us hooked with his mind-blowing music. Can’t help mentioning again how utterly charming is Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta. His flawless acting made us root for the scamster and understand the character better. It was not Gandhi that we saw on screen, it was Harshad Mehta.

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