This new series follows the rise and fall of Harshad Mehta, the Gujarati stockbroker behind the 1992 securities scam that ran into thousands of crores. These 10-episodes show is based on the article ‘The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away’ by Debashis Basu and Sucheta Dalal. The ensemble cast includes gujrati theatre actor Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Satish Kaushik, Sharib Hashmi, Anant Mahadevan, Nikhil Dwivedi, KK Raina and Lalit Parimoo. The series was premiered on SonyLIV on October 9. This single series gained so much attraction by the audience because of the realistic acting creating a hype.
In this series ‘Harshad Mehta’ the protagonist of the show who once claimed to be a self-styled ‘Amitabh Bacchan of the Bombay Stock Exchange’ partakes in relocating funds of ₹1000 crore from India’s financial markets. This turns into a chain of events which ultimately ends up in the 1992 stock market scam. The amount of money, which was wiped out by this financial catastrophe, was more than that in India’s education and health budgets at the time. It was and still is one of the biggest scam India has ever seen.
In a nutshell, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story is a well-written show with its lead characters doing all the heavy lifting.