‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’ review: A gripping saga, shot artfullyNovember 14, 2020
A fragile economic system on the brink of turning itself inside out. A madcap wheeler-dealer’s indomitable drive to make a fortune. A relentless truth-seeker on a mission to expose the unprepossessing face of naked greed. This is the story of an era when a single man’s unabashed debauchery crashed the Bombay Stock exchange single-handedly, and with it, the aspirations of an entire generation.
Hansal Mehta’s Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta story revisits this story of India’s first major financial fraud by making use of some brilliant writing and succinct acting chops of its lead actors. The show kicks off with Harshad Mehta’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings, as he becomes the ‘Big Bull’ of Mumbai’s Dalal Street.