Netflix is booming due to the overwhelming response from the Indian audience. No wonder that Netflix is yet again back with the documentary, ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ . It’s a very well researched series about fraudsters of India. As the title suggests, it’s about the infamous billionaires of India who eventually turn bad boys in the race to own more and more money. It covers the four biggest business tycoons who are notorious for their scams. These four businessmen featured are Vijay Mallya, chairman of United Breweries Group, Ramalinga Raju, the Founder Chairman of Satyam Computer Services, Nirav Modi, owner of Firestar Diamond International and last but not the least, Subrata Roy, Managing Worker and Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar.
The documentary covers details from the rise of their empire to the unveiling of their illegal hustle and bustle. Interestingly, ever since the release of documentary, the numbers and other details flaunted are adding to a lot of buzz. Even Bihar court has been in the picture regarding the release of this uniquely themed ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ series.
1st episode features Vijay Mallya of Kingfisher airlines. He gained negative publicity for the scam of whooping Rs. 9000 crores. The King of Good times has been the owner of Kingfisher Airlines. Many know him by the name ‘Liquor baron’. Obviously, he has gained this reputation due to his well-known liquor brand. The documentary features his son, Siddharth Mallya, and many other people who have been closely associated with Mallya. ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ shares a clear picture of what really happened that led to such an enormous debt.
The next episode covers diamond merchant Nirav Modi. He has very cleverly played around with the laws and legal compliance. Initially, his Diamond jewelry business surged in a very small tenure of time. As time passes, he frauds Punjab National Bank with an enormous amount of debt of Rs. 11356.84 crores. As per ‘Bad Boy Billionaires‘, the whole situation stinks of corruption. There has been bribing at various stages. Still, everyone manages to claim that they are clean! As of now, Nirav Modi is locked up in a UK Jail. Also, he is on the list of ‘wanted by Interpol’!
Subrata Roy’s wealth has been in discussions since long. No wonder he has been battling with SEBI (Security and Exchange Board of India). The fraudster has raised the dirty money of Rs. 86673 crores from various illegal measures. The documentary covers the inception of his business phase. Also, it explains the pyramid structure he followed to raise money from people, especially poor people from rural areas. The documentary aims at sharing sheer facts along with testimonials of investors. Obviously, these are the stakeholders who have been directly affected by his business moves.
Another notorious businessman in the queue is Ramalinga Raju, founder of Satyam Computer Services. He is guilty of scamming 7000 crores. And how did he manage to do it? Well, He inflated his assets by 1 billion due to which strict action was taken against him. The release of this last episode of ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ is still on hold due to legal complication.
You might have heard multiple things about these people. But you deserve to understand what exactly happened. Thus, this documentary covers the various angles of the frauds committed. It exposes viewers to the brutal reality of ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’. As always, the class who bears the brunt has been the middle class. However, it’s time to take out some time and reflect upon the systematic loopholes in our system. The documentary will definitely plant questions. You too will wonder about how many such frauds are still going on? When will this system get robust so that people won’t dare to even think of scamming this country and get away with it as if nothing has happened?
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