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Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story gets 6.6 million hits

Madhushree Chakrabarty November 12, 2020
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Headed by Sameer Nair, Applause Entertainment has received immense acclaim in a very short span of time. Applause Entertainment’s latest project, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, has become the most talked about and popular OTT show in India. The show is about the rise and fall of the exuberant Big Bull of the stock market, Harshad Mehta and the investigations and the aftermath of the scam that discombobulated the entire nation.

Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story is a the highest rated show on IMDb in India with a 9.6/10 rating and also ranked 16th among the top global 50 television shows. In the last week of October, the show has made it to the top 5 OTTs, according to one of a streaming tracker by Ormax Media. The Scam 1992 is the second in the list to get 6.6 million views.

Zee Entertainment enterprises’ CEO, Mr. Punit Goenka, has also appreciated the show personally on Twitter and congratulated Mr. Samir Nair. Goenka writes, “Congratulations to @nairsameer @mehtahansal @SonyLIV on Scam 1992. A stupendous, riveting show that makes for the ideal OTT content. Fantastic on all accounts! Take a bow.” 

Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment said, “We are truly humbled by the phenomenal response from audiences for all our content. From Criminal Justice to Scam1992 it’s been a delightful journey creating our shows, collaborating with best in class talent, creators and business partners! We are here to dazzle, delight, disturb and disrupt, and this is just the beginning.”

The show stars Pratik Gandhi as Harshad Mehta and Shreya Dhanwanthary as the veteran journalist Sucheta Dalal on the lead, both of whom deliver gripping performances. The series is directed by Hansal Mehta and the scriptwriters being Karan Vyas, Saurav Dey, Sumit Purohit and Vaibhav Vishal. Set in the 80s and 90s Bombay, the series consists of 10 episodes of about 54 minutes each.

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