|Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story|
|Based on||1992 Indian stock market scam|
|Written by||Sumit Purohit|
|Directed by||Hansal Mehta|
|Theme music composer||Achint Thakkar|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Production company||Applause Entertainment|
|Original release||9 October 2020|
|Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story|
Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story is a SonyLIV Originals Indian Hindi-language crime drama web-series directed by Hansal Mehta. Based on 1992 Indian stock market scam committed by stockbroker Harshad Mehta, the series is adapted from journalist Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu's 1992 book The Scam: Who Won, who Lost, who Got Away. Starring Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Hemant Kher and Nikhil Dwivedi, the series premiered on SonyLIV on 9 October 2020.
Harshad Mehta is an ordinary Gujarati salesman who lives in a cramped one-room apartment in Mumbai’s Gujarati dominated suburb of Ghatkopar along with his parents, wife Jyoti and brother Ashwin. After doing all sorts of odd jobs, he joins the Bombay Stock Exchange as a “jobber”. Unsatisfied with his growth he soon starts his own consulting firm. Exploiting loopholes in the market system and bribing various officials he soon amasses a huge amount of wealth. In a parallel narrative, journalist Sucheta Dalal is investigating Mehtas’s business after getting a tip from a bank clerk about Mehta’s involvement in scam in State Bank of India.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"Risk Se Ishq"||Hansal Mehta, Jai Mehta||Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey||October 9, 2020|
|The episode begins with Sucheta Dalal narrating the rise in Indian economy and the Bombay Stock Exchange in the 1990's. On 22 April 1992, Sharad Bellary from State Bank of India comes to the Times of India to report about a fraud worth 500 crores. He reports it to Sucheta(Shreya Dhanwanthary) and tells that Harshad Mehta(Pratik Gandhi) is behind the fraud. In the early years, Harshad lived in a middle-class family with his wife Jyoti, brother Ashwin, father Shantilal and mother Rasilaben. Shantilal owned a cloth business but was not so successful. So Harshad had to do some odd jobs to take care of the family. He got frustrated with the money problem. So he thought of working in the share market. He got a job as a jobber in the Bombay Stock Exchange. He befriended Bhushan Bhatt, who taught him some of the basics. Harshad struggled on the first day, but he went on to become one of the best jobbers in the market. Then he began to collect insider information, which helped him to target certain stocks to make profit. But he wanted to increase his profit. So he quit his job and opened his own trading account with his brother Ashwin, which made his father frustrated. Later, Ashwin gets married and the whole family shifts to a new apartment. In order to increase profit, Harshad spread fake insider information. Then, he joined hands with Pranav Sheth, who was impressed by Harshad. One day, the market crashed and Harshad and his brother had to deal with a loss of 10 lakh rupees.|
|2||"Cobra Killer"||Hansal Mehta, Jai Mehta||Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey||October 9, 2020|
|3||"Paise Ki Dukaan"||Hansal Mehta, Jai Mehta||Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey||October 9, 2020|
|4||"Harshad Mehta Is A Liar"||Hansal Mehta, Jai Mehta||Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey||October 9, 2020|
|5||"Kundli Mein Shani"||Hansal Mehta, Jai Mehta||Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey||October 9, 2020|
|6||"Stop Press"||Hansal Mehta, Jai Mehta||Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey||October 9, 2020|
|7||"Dalal Street Ka Dariya"||Hansal Mehta, Jai Mehta||Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey||October 9, 2020|
|8||"Matador"||Hansal Mehta, Jai Mehta||Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey||October 9, 2020|
|9||"Ek Crore Ka Suitcase"||Hansal Mehta, Jai Mehta||Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey||October 9, 2020|
|10||"Main History Banana Chahta Hoon"||Hansal Mehta, Jai Mehta||Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey||October 9, 2020|
- Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta
- Shreya Dhanwanthary as Sucheta Dalal
- Vishesh Bansal as Young Harshad Mehta
- Anjali Barot as Jyoti Mehta (Harshad's wife)
- Hemant Kher as Ashwin Mehta (Harshad's Brother)
- Ramakant Dayma as Shantilal Mehta (Harshad's Father)
- Kumkum Das as Rasilaben Mehta (Harshad's Mother)
- Jay Upadhyay as Pranav Sheth
- Kartik Krishnan as Chandraswami
- Ayaz Khan as Treasury Chief, Bank Of America
- Brinda Trivedi as Deepika Mehta (Ashwin's Wife)
- Faisal Rashid as Debasish Basu
- Nikhil Dwivedi as Tyagi (A.S.Thyagarajan)
- Chirag Vohra as Bhushan Bhatt
- Jay Mehta as Kiran Ajgaonkar
- Sharib Hashmi as Sharad Bellary
- K.K. Raina as Manohar Pherwani
- Rajat Kapoor as K. Madhavan, Central Bureau of Investigation Joint Director
- Satish Kaushik as Manu Mundra
- Anant Mahadevan as S. Venkitaramanan, RBI Governor
- Ivan Rodrigues as Fortune India Editor
- Mamik Singh as Mr.Rao
- Kavin Dave as Rakesh (Rakesh Jhunjhunwala)
- Lalit Parimoo as K. Das, Central Bureau of Investigation Director
- Jaimini Pathak as Sitaraman
- Shadaab Khan as Ajay Kedia (Ajay Kayan)
- Paresh Ganatra as Maheshwari (Radhakishan Damani)
- Vivek Waswani as M. N. Goiporia, SBI Chairman
- Mithilesh Chaturvedi as Ram Jethmalani
- Nagesh Bhosale as Dr. Datta Ram
- Sharad Jagtiani as Rajdeep Desai
- Raghav Raj Kakker as Sucheta's source, nicknamed Karamchand
- Hansal Mehta (uncredited)
After release, the series received mostly positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances. Praising the cast of the series, Sayan Ghosh of The Hindu wrote: “ At the heart of Scam 1992 lie the powerful, yet effortless performances by Gujrati theatre/ film actor Pratik Gandhi and former beauty queen Shreya Dhanwanthary.”  Ronak Kotecha of Times of India gave 4.5/5 stars, saying, "A dramatic retelling of India’s biggest stock market scam". Jyoti Sharma Bawa of Hindustan Times said, "One of 2020’s best web series resurrects the raging bull of Dalal Street".  Subhra Gupta of The Indian Express referred to the show as "A captivating cautionary tale". The series is currently the highest rated hindi-language Indian web series on IMDb by getting a rating of 9.5 out of 10. Prathyush Parasuraman writing for Filmcampanion gave a mixed review and said : “ There’s too much posturing and pouting, and not enough to stay tethered to the 10 long fifty-minute episodes.” 
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