It can’t be denied investing in the stock market is a risk; it’s been difficult to predict how the market rise and fall. It isn’t surprising, then, that the pendulum of investment is said to swing between fear and greed. 

If you haven’t heard about one of the biggest scams of India committed in the Indian stock market in 1992, then SonyLIV dropped the new series “Scam 1992” based on that whole incident.

The scam took place in Mumbai and the person behind its well-known stockbroker Harshad Mehta. The web series directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Hansal Mehta is based on a book titled ‘The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away. Written by business journalist Debashis Basu & his wife Sucheta premiered on 9 October 2020.

The Scam 1992 stars Pratik Gandhi in the lead role. 

The series follows life of stockbroker, Harshad Mehta the one-man army who likes to take a risk and create history. He single-handedly ran the entire stock market who took the market to heights and responsible for tragic downfall. 

Scam 1992 popularly known as the ‘Amitabh Bachchan of Stock Market’, the biggest scandal ever committed in history. Ruined many lives in the country and changed the rules of the game on Dalal Street.

If you want to witness one of the remarkable and detailed stories of Gujarati stockbroker Harshad Mehta, join all the ten episodes on SonyLIV. 

What is the plot of the series? 

The story follows the life of Harshad Mehta, who behind the biggest Indian Stock market scandal worth 1000 crores. He was born in a Gujarati middle-class family lived in Mumbai. The man has grown up with many aspirations and beliefs to make his mark and lead his journey. 

As the trailer shows the glimpse of the plot describes Harshad Mehta as Bigg Bull, Man of Integrity, Bachchan of BSE”, which has caught the attention of the audience. 

These become the most trending topic on Twitter #Scam 1992 and got a most strong response on social media. 

The 1992 scam made the entire securities system collapse. Accused Harshad Mehta in the fraud of over 1000 crores from the banking system of India to buy stocks on the Bombay Stock Exchange. 

The systematic and executed planned by the well-established stockbroker, Harshad Mehta. He and his partners have carefully examined the loopholes of bank and manipulative them to get success in their plan. 

The well-executed fraud using bank receipts and stamp paper which caused the Indian Stock market to crash. The scandal exposed various loopholes in banking system and stock transactions resulted in the introduction of new online security system.

 “Dekho main cigarette nahi pita, par jeb main lighter zaroor rakhta hoon, dhamaka karenge” – a line said by the Harshad Mehta in the trailer shows how he comes across so far and created the history by ruining many lives in the country. 

Who will the cast of the series? 

The web series Scam 1992 ensemble talented cast who gave a marvelous performance on screen.

The director Hansal said, “Growing up in the 80s and 90s, we all knew Harshad as a fascinating, larger-than-life character, and I am happy to be able to tell his story”. 

The actor Pratik Gandhi primarily works in Gujarati theatre and cinema, plays the most prominent character Harshad Mehta. The well-known stockbroker of all time. 

Shreya Dhanwanthary, who featured on many shows including The Family Man and The Reunion, plays the role of Dalal. The fierce journalist who exposes Mehta. 

There are many brilliant actors including Nikhil Dwivedi, Sharib Hashmi, K.K.Raina, Rajat Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Anant Mahadevan as S. Venkitaramanan, and Ivan Rodrigues as Fortune India Editor. 

The intriguing storyline with the performance of strong and talented actors on screen, powerful dialogues, vintage look, and true story, attracts the viewer’s attention towards the web series. 

Where to watch the series? 

The web series Scam 1992 is streaming online on the OTT platform SonyLIV.

To watch all 10 episodes of the series on SonyLiv you need to get your subscription plans from Rs 299, Rs 699, and Rs 999. Join and binge-watch Scam 1992 streaming now.

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Last Update: October 11, 2020