Scam 1992 is an Indian web series that first premiered on October 9, 2020 on Sony liv and has been ranked as one of the best web series ever produced in India. Scam 1992 is a non-fictional story that was adapted from journalist Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu’s book called The scam: who won, who lost and who got away. The web series features Pratik Gandhi and Shreya Dhanwantary as Harshad Mehta and Sucheta Dalal respectively. Hansal Mehta directed the web series.
Reasons to watch Scam 1992 web series:
Total no of episodes: 10
Run Time: 54 minutes approximately
1) Story inspired by real life events:
The plot of the web series ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’ tells the story of the biggest money market scam ever committed in India. The web series features Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta, the stock and money market broker who happens to be the main preparator of the 1992 scam.
The techniques used by Harshad Mehta to carry out the biggest money market scam of the country include making corrupt officials sign fake cheques, exploring market loopholes and dessiminating fake news to drive the prices of the stock upto 40 percent.
When the Scam of 1992 was busted the market crashed and the BSE index fell from 4500 to 2500 representing a loss of rupees 1000 billion in tge market, followed by bear market lasting for up to 2 years.
Fun fact: The scope of Scam 1992 was so large that it was greater than the then education and health budget of India.
2) Excellent Direction:
The web series is directed by National Award winning director Hansal Mehta. He managed to take the viewers back in time to 1992 with his excellent direction. Right from the story to costumes and filming locatons everything will constantly give you vintage 80’s and 90’s vibes while watching the series. The older generation will sure feel nostalgic while watching the series.
3) Extraordinary Acting:
Actor Pratik Gandhi aced his role as Harshad Mehta in Scam 1992 web series and how.Pratik Gandhi makes one forget the difference between actor Harshad Mehta and real life Harshad Mehta. The actor gained weight for his role in Scam 1992 web series which made him resemble the real Harshad Mehta. The actor says this role will be a breakthrough in his career and we couldn’t agree more.
Shreya Dhanwantari’s https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dnaindia.com/topic/sucheta-dalal/amp acting as journalist Sucheta Dalal is adding icing on the cake.
The music is a plane score but will sure give you the bossy vibes which it does to the scenes in the web series. The background score has sure played a big part in making some of the scenes extraordinary.
5) Iconic Dialogues:
Scam 1992 web series has a package of good dialogue both by the lead and the side cast.
“Risk Hai Toh Ishq Hai”
“Emotion Mein Insaan Humesha Galti Karta Hai”
“Jab Jeb Mein Money Ho Toh Kundli Mein Shani Hone Se Koi Fark Nahi Padta”
“Mai cigarette nahi pita, par jeb me maachis zaroor rakhta hu. Dhamaka karne ke liye”
“Market me Sabse bada jokhim, jokhim na lene mein hai..”
Do watch the Scam 1992 web series to experience the magic of these strong dialogues and mind you, these are only few of them.
6) IMBD Rating:
Scam 1992 web series has an IMBD rating of 9.6 which is greater than that of Game of Thrones.
The web series Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story enjoys an IMBD rating of 9.6.
Reasons to not watch Scam 1992:
Well, there are absolutely none. It is the best ever web series that you cannot afford to miss.
Aftermath of Scam 1992:
After the release of scam 1992 web series people have been curious about Harshad Mehta ‘The Big Bull’ of Indian stock market.
People are curious to know what happens to Harshad Mehta after his scam was exposed and everything about his personal life.
Worry not, if you haven’t watched the scam 1992 web series yet we are here to your rescue. After the scam of 1992 was came into public eyes Harshad Mehta was slapped with 74 criminal cases and stayed in prison until his last breath. Harshad died in custody by heart attack in 2001.
His son and his wife have reportedly settled in USA and his brother who was also his ally in the scam of 1992 is not a practicing lawyer in Bombay HC.
His brother also paid off a debt of 1700 crores of his brother to clear his name.
Public reviews :
Amazing series. Many want to learn the art of making money, few learn it and some unique personality over achieve it. Had heard lot about this scam and got to know lot about it. It’s a known story about many taking advantage of the loopholes in the system but sadly Harshad ended up on receiving end. Acting, story, music and everything is up to the mark
Honestly, Scam 1992 web series blew my mind. This is the only Indian web series thet dosen’t use overly melodramatic scenes. Usually Indian TV series in general stretch the story to the point it almost gets frustrating. But not this one. Do your self a favor and watch Scam 1992 web series now!