Scam 1992 is the latest biopic Web series from SonyLIV. It is based on the life of stock broker Harshad Mehta who went on to take part in one of the biggest stock market scams of India. Directed by Hansal Mehta, Scam 1992 has premiered on Sony LIV. We bring you our quintessential 2-minute review roundup to help you make the streaming decision for Scam 1992.
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Jyoti Sharma Bawa from Hindustan Times writes, "It is the solid writing and direction that make this show an engrossing watch, despite its length and complex subject matter. Hansal Mehta, with co-director credit for Jai Mehta, show Harshad as a product of his times, a man driven by ambition who will stop at nothing. While his crimes are hinted at, he is always shown as the victim of a system that is rigged for those at the top."
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Shubhra Gupta from The Indian Express says, "The Hansal Mehta directed series (Jai Mehta gets a co-direction credit) does a smart balancing act, never quite tipping over into Harshad adulation, nor showing him as an unmitigated villain. What we get is a full-bodied, fully fleshed-out, complex individual, so much a man of his time and place and circumstance and skills, and just for that this series is a winner."
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Ronak Kotecha from The Times of India writes, "The show doesn’t shy away from naming names just like its source material, which itself is so fascinating. At times, the pace drops as Harshad finds himself in repetitive problems and the stock market lingo becomes overbearing. But the fact that it’s a real story that captured the country’s collective imagination makes for a riveting watch. It’s almost like our very own desi version of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and we’re quite bullish that it will keep you invested."
‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’ review: Hugely watchable tale of ambition and greed
Saraswati Datar from The News Minute says, "Perhaps Harshad’s greatest crime was that like Icarus, he flew too fast and too close to the sun, forgetting that his wings were sealed with wax. It melted and he fell from a such a height that he never could rise again.
Do check out Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, it’s a compellingly told labour of love that deserves to be watched."
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Nandini Ramnath from Scroll.in writes, "Like many films and web series, Scam 1992 flubs its portrayal of newsroom dynamics by confusing the insistence on rigorous reporting with insensitivity and censorship. Although Shreya Dhanwantry is perfectly adequate as the obsessive journalist, her character loses prominence once Harshad’s hustle is out in the open."