‘Scam 1992-The Harshad Mehta Story’ Series Review & Summary

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The Big Bull Of Dalal Street or the AMITABH BACCHAN OF Indian Stock Market as people called him, you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become villain. This is the story of Harshad Mehta who did odd jobs in his younger days to become the king of the stock market and did one of the biggest scam in the country in 1992. Harshad Mehta’s story was turned into a 10 episode crime drama series by Sameer Nair and Applause Entertainment, it was directed by Hansal Mehta and Jay Mehta. The SCAM 1992 series is adapted from the book  THE SCAM: WHO WON, WHO LOST , WHO GOT AWAY by Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu.

Scam 1992-The Harshad Mehta Story Cast

  • Pratikh Gandhi as Harshad Mehta
  • Shwetha Dhanwanthary as Sucheta Dalal
  • Anjali Barot as Jyoti Mehta
  • Shadab Khan as AK
  • Hemant Kher a Ashwin Mehta
  • Nikhil Dwivedi as Tyagi
  • Satish Kaushik as Manu Mundra
  • Chirag Vohra as Bhushan Bhatt

Scam 1992-The Harshad Mehta Story Plot

The story begins from a small house in Ghatkopar, Mumbai where Harshad Mehta lived with his wife, brother and both parents. The family was happy but Harshad knew he didn’t want to settle for less. His sheer self confidence and passion to do something big in life makes him join the stock market as a jobber. He excels in every possible way and soon he opens his own firm under the name THE GROWMORE CONSULTANCY with help of Bhushan Bhatt and Pranav Seth. Success doesn’t stop here for Harshad Mehta, his words started to decide the fate of daily trading at the stock market people started to look up to him and with that he made a few people his enemy too special Manu Mundra the bear of the market. His rivalry continued with others for a long time until Harshad Mehta realised that the money market had more scope than the stock market, he shifted his attention towards dealing in securities of banks. This is where the story starts to change now you see the hero becoming the villain, Harshad identified the various loopholes in the money market that his competition too was taking advantage of.

I too got the question that loopholes exist and taking advantage of them isn’t wrong but harshad used the money given to him by SBI for money market securities but he used it for his personal gain by putting it into the stock market and manipulating share prices. Somebody tips Sucheta Dalal about Harshad Mehta’s scam and she puts all her efforts into putting the scam into the public eyes. Soon after this RBI, SEBI and the CBI comes in the picture and downfall the BIG BULL begins. And the story that shook Indians to the core unveils.

Scam 1992-The Harshad Mehta Story Review

As you know The Scam 1992 has gained a lot of popularity and it managed to create an influence and taught people about the share market. The one liner dialogues from the series were on everybody’s tongue, they make you feel a different way when you say like you are the boss, JEB ME MONEY HONA YOHO KUNDLI ME SHANI HONE SE KOI FARAK NAHI PADTA , RISK HAI TOH ISHQ HAI and many more, the whole series is filled with such dialogues by Harshad Mehta.

Like any other piece of cinema The Harshad Mehta story too has been dramatized to make it more impactful. Looking at it from the perspective of the audience and not looking for facts or believing it to be true all throughout the story because it doesn’t come under any censorship. But it does the job of keeping you entertained.

In a still from Scam 1992-The Harshad Mehta Story

Scam 1992-The Harshad Mehta Story: The Actors have Brought All the Characters to Life

Even though Pratik Gandhi doesn’t resemble Harshad Mehta physically, his acting convinced us that he is Harshad Mehta and made us love the character and his energy and optimistic mindset. Many other actors got the appreciation they deserved with this series but we’re rarely talked about earlier, like Hemant kher and Anjali barot who played Brother and Wife of Harshad Mehta respectively.

The theme music composition by Achint Thakkar had made a buzz on the internet. It had many other tracks that made each scene even livelier. During his final time the Mat Kar Maya ka ahankar song  by Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café goes very well with the story of Harshad Mehta. The song explains that greed isn’t good at all and one day nothing will matter not your money nor your power and everything will go away with a blow of wind. It does bring tears to your eyes.

Scam 1992-The Harshad Mehta Story Critical Reception

The Scam 1992 has a super strong rating of 9.4/10 and it is one of the Highest rated shows on IMDb.

The Movie Culture Synopsis

The Scam 1992 has two thumbs up and is a must watch. It comes with little profanity and no explicit scenes which is what most of the OTT platform Series or Movies have in common these days. The series is packed with great acting, dialogues and music. 

The Scam 1992 is streaming on SonyLIV.