Scam 1992 web-series: Watch Harshad Mehta story and Know more

Scam 1992 web-series: Watch Harshad Mehta story and Know more

Scam 1992 revolves around the story of Harshad Mehta, who made his name as a stockbroker who was criminally involved in financial transactions. He is popularly known for the 1992 Security Scam. The web series is based on the book “The Scam: Who won, who lost, who got away” by Sucheta Dalal and Debasis Basu.

Lesser known facts about the Scam 1992: Harshad Mehta Story:

  • The web series Scam 1992: Harshad Mehta Story is one among the highest rated series by IMDb with 9.3/10.
  • The series- Scam 1992: Harshad Mehta Story is now available SonyLIV
  • Scam 1992 has garnered more than 7 million views. When the series was launched back in 2020, it had made to the top 5 OTTs.
  • The makers had previously launched the series in two major languages, Hindi and English. But dues to the overwhelming response from the audience, the Scam 1992 was re-launched in other dubbed languages, like Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.
  • The series has won many accolades including Filmfare OTT awards, Best Drama series, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Dialogues, Best Cinematographer, and more.
  • SonyLIV and Applause Entertainment, the makers of Scam 1992: Harshad Mehta Story, has also released a second part for this series in 2021. The next instalment was named ‘Scam 2003’ which was based on the stamp paper scam by Abdul Karim Telgi.
  • The music of the series had become very popular with almost 10 million views on YouTube after the release. It was created by a beatbox band from France.
  • The filming of the series was done across South Mumbai.
  • The lead actor, Pratik Gandhi has gained 20 KGs weight just to portray the role of the Harshad Mehta.

Scam 1992: Harshad Mehta Story episodes:

Episode 1. Risk Se Ishq:

The first episode of a web series called Scam 1992, which is based on the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker who was involved in a massive fraud in the Indian stock market in the 1990s. The episode shows how Harshad started his career as a jobber in the Bombay Stock Exchange and gradually became a successful trader by using insider information and manipulating the market. The episode also introduces Sucheta Dalal, a journalist who received a tip from a bank employee about Harshad’s fraud and decided to investigate it. The episode ends with a cliffhanger, as Sucheta learns that Harshad is behind a scam worth ₹500 crores.

Episode 2. Cobra Killer:

The episode shows how Harshad and his brother Ashwin cleared their debt by selling their family gold and started a consulting firm called Growmore. They used their clients’ funds to invest in the stock market and promised them high returns. They also targeted the tea market, which was affected by the reduced production in Africa. They gained more clients and reputation with the help of Pranav, another trader who supported Harshad. However, they faced a challenge from Manu Mundra, who tried to ruin Harshad’s image by spreading rumors that he had lost a lot of money. Harshad was confident about his investments in oil and petrochemical companies, which he believed would rise due to the liberalization policies of Rajiv Gandhi, who became the prime minister after his mother Indira Gandhi was assassinated. Harshad decided to pay off all his dues in advance to counter Mundra’s attack. Meanwhile, Sucheta was learning about the concepts of the stock market.

Episode 3. Paise Ki Dukaan:

Once the money market catches Harshad’s fancy, he launches his own cartel of brokers and starts dealing with banks. Soon he bags SBI as his client and fate takes a U turn. Watch Scam 1992: Harshad Mehta Story to know more.

Episode 4. Harshad Mehta is a liar:

All of a sudden, Harshad becomes richer and successful. The incident catches Sucheta Dalal’s attention who already was very dubious with the situation.

Episode 5. Kundali Mein Shani:

The bank’s fund movements catch the eye of the RBI Governor, who suspects Harshad’s SBI account. He orders the bank to monitor his transactions closely. Harshad tries to protect himself by hiding ₹500 crore from the records.

Episode 6. Stop Press:

Harshad pays back most of what he owes to SBI, but Sucheta won’t stop her quest to reveal the ₹500 crore scam. She gets a clue from Bellary. They both have only a day to change the situation.

Episode 7. Dalal Street Ka Dariya:

Venkitarajan learns that the money scam involves many banks and that it is much larger than it seems. The RBI sets up a committee to investigate

Episode 8. Matador:

Sucheta finds out from Venkatarajan that NHB is part of the scam. She publishes this news and CBI begins to question Pherwani. Harshad is afraid that Pherwani will reveal the truth. Pherwani dies and CBI searches Harshad’s house and arrests him.

Episode 9. Ek Crore Ka Suitcase:

Harshad and his lawyer try to make a deal with the government, but it fails. They hold a press conference and announce that Harshad had given ₹1 crore in a briefcase to the Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao for his by-election campaign

Episode 10. Main History Banana Chahta Hoon:

Harshad faces pressure from the CBI and makes a deal with Delhi to withdraw his press statement. His company survives, but his assets are frozen. His partner Bhushan betrays him and sells his shares. The CBI arrests Harshad for a new fraud and he dies of a heart attack in jail. The police leave his body in the police station lobby.

Where to watch Scam 1992:

  • Watch the web series Scam 1992: Harshad Mehta Story on SonyLIV. Follow the link to sign up: SonyLIV shows



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