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Review Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story web series

Review Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story web series

Tuesday, October 14, 2020

Review Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story

Web Series - Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story

Platform – SonyLiv

Actors - Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Anant Mahadevan, Rajat Kapoor, Hemant Kher

Pratik Gandhi - Harshad Shantilal Mehta

Shreya Dhanwanthary - financial journalist Sucheta Dalal

Satish Kaushik- ‘bear’ Manu Mundra, black cobra

Hemant Kher – Ashwin Mehta brother of Harshad Mehta

K K Raina- Mr. Pherwani, the head of NSB, Unit Trust of India chief

Anant Mahadevan – Venkatraman, RBI Governor

Chirag Vohra- Bhushan Bhatt friend of Harshad Mehta

Nikhil Dwivedi - Citibank’s India head Thiagarajan

Rajat Kapoor- Madhavan CBI officer

Anjali Barot-Jyoti Mehta

Hemant Kher-Ashwin Mehta

Jay Upadhyay-Pranav Sheth

Shadaab Khan-Ajay Kedia

Rajesh Jais-Head of SBI

Sharad Jagtiani- Rajdeep Deasai City Editor of the The Times of India

Faisal Rashid-Debashis

Director - Hansal Mehta


Background Music rating-4/5

Excellent Back ground Music.

But web series fails to beat the Mirzapur season 1 still I will recommend everyone to watch the series scam 1992 on SonyLiv app.

Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story is a 10-part web series which you can watch it on SonyLiv app.

Review, Synopsis – Story of Web series Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story

The series is based on the on Sucheta Dalal and Debashis Basu's 1993 book, The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away

Set in 1980's and 90's Bombay, it follows the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker who took the stock market to dizzying heights

The new generation will get idea how the life was before the arrival of internet and mobile phone.

The story is about the rise and fall of controversial stock broker Harshad Mehta, shows the rags-to-riches story.

Harshad Mehta story is, a story of man who became very rich using the loop holes of Indian Banking system and stock market and money market.

Harshad was also called ‘Big Bull’ and ‘Einstein’, ‘cobra killer’ and ‘cheetah’ and Amitabh Bachchan of Dalal Street.

He was the ‘common man’s hero’ who died in custody with 70 criminal cases and 600 civil cases against him.

The word scam was first time used in India only because of Harshad Mehta

In beginning when you start to watch the series its very slow start, because character building happens and as series story progresses it becomes more interesting and you end up watching all 10 episodes in one or two days.

The story starts with Rs 500 crore is missing from SBI's accounts," the man, sent by the enemies of Harshad Mehta tells journalist Sucheta Dalal (Shreya Dhanwantary) in times of India office and runs away when he gets opportunity and the investigation starts which exposes the loopholes of Indian Banking system, SEBI, RBI and Big Bull Harshad Mehta.

Harshad starts his journey in stock market as a blue-collared jobber (a wholesaler in the stock exchange) to a designer suit-wearing stock market advisor, a bull.

Here he learns the tricks of trading good and bad both tricks and using loopholes he starts his journey of success. He becomes stock broker also.

Series talks about BR (Bank receipts), SGLs (Subsidiary General Ledger), PDO (Public Debt Office) and Insider trading, ones you understand those terms you start to understand how the people were utilizing the loopholes of system and Harshad did the same but he got caught.

Every actor gave his 100%, brilliant acting by everyone.

Problem with the web series is that it does not focus on any other character, story movies around only Harshad Mehta even if he is in frame or not.

The web series just focuses on Harshad Mehta and fails to show that the scam was going on other big players were already using the loopholes and were making money, fooling the system.

The web series shows the real video of Harshad Mehta with Ram Jethmalani press conference where he shows How Rs. 1 Crore can be kept in a suitcase and talks about Rs. 1 Crore Bribe was paid to former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao but nothing happens as later on Harshad, system and everyone forgets.

The story stars with Harshad and ends with the death of Harshad Mehta.

At age 46, Harshad Dies

Best Dialogues of web series Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story

1 - Give me two hours and I will convince you that although my methods are unorthodox, we will make profits.

2- ‘risk Hai to ishk Hai’ or Risk mein Ishq Hai.

3- We do it with class,” “And Harshad has no class.”

4- My biggest crime is that I am Harshad Mehta

5- The forty-five lakhs are the price of the Lexus and ten lakhs is the price for your word.’

6- Harshad Bhai nu raaj ma, sab Maja ma!' means In Brother Harshad Raj everyone is happy means In Brother Harshad rule every one is making money and everyone is happy.

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