The web series was released recently on 9th October and is already trending on various platforms. The series uncovers a truly intellectual crime story with an added pinch of drama. The series has been in a lot of buzz because of it being a true story. Hansal Mehta has done justice to the direction of The Harshad Mehta Story. Social media buzz flaunts the fact that audience are loving this Hindi language based series. The IMDB rating stands at 9.6/10 as of now.
It’s a true story of one of the biggest frauds in the history of Indian Stock Market. It not only affected all the investors but shook the Market to the extent that the regulatory norms were tweaked in response! If you are a fan of The Wolf of Wall street or The Big Short, you must not miss upon this one. Specifically, as this series is very well presented with the regional touch.
1st season consists of 10 episodes, which is a perfect amount of entertainment for binge-watching, especially if you wish to catch up on a Hindi series. Pratik Gandhi, who has mostly worked in Gujarati movies, is in the lead role as Harshad Mehta. Shreya Dhanwanthary, who has been spotted in Hindi and Telugu language films, is playing the character of Sucheta Dalal. Sharib Hashmi, who earned fame for his acting in Slumdog Millionaire, is playing the character of Sharad Bellar. The series is based on the book ‘scam: Who Won, who Lost, who Got Away’, written by Debashis Basu & Sucheta Dalal.
Basically, the plot of the series belongs to the 1980s, and later follows the scam that happens in 1992. Harshad Mehta is the protagonist of the story, who is a stockbroker by profession. The story is about his desperate attempt to take the stock market as high as a skyscraper. Eventually, the downfall follows, and so is the tragedy that strikes his life left, right, and center.
The story astonishingly unravels around this man, Harshad Mehta, who is initially very aspirational, seemingly harmless, and a composed person. Gradually he gets involved with various bank transactions of big amount where he starts making money by taking higher risks. His lust to rise bigger in wealth makes him compromise his ethics. He enters into a complex trap of playing with regulations in various indirect ways. The series beautifully captures how Harshad Mehta and his companions manipulated loopholes in the regulatory system for their own good.
No matter how hard you try to fool around, there comes a time when you get caught. The same happens in this story as well. The government leaves no stone unturned to burst the bubble created by Harshad. The trail gets interesting when Harshad keeps his best foot forward to hide all the wrongdoings. At the same time, politics spices up the story. Here the government is adamant on taking him down. On the other side, Harshad is trying to clear the traces of the path he has walked. His fraud not only affects his own reputation but also is going to take down the daily meals of many common people including his own acquaintances.
So what happens in the end? Do check out the series on Sony Liv!
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