The constructive response that exhibits comparable to Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, Jamtara (2019) or the documentary Bad Boy Billionaires: India acquired solely goes on to say that lifelike tales have a particular place within the hearts of the viewers.
Interestingly, all these are tales of scams —be it, Jamtara, which is predicated on the phishing rip-off, Scam 1992 is on stockbroker Harshad Mehta’s inventory market rip-off or Bad Boy Billionaire, which explores scams by 4 notorious enterprise tycoons Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy, Ramalinga Raju and Nirav Modi. Apart from them, the Indian content material area on OTT additionally has the movie The Big Bull, and internet exhibits The Bull of Dalal Street and Paper based mostly on scams. While The Big Bull can also be based mostly on Mehta’s life, The Bull Of Dalal Street is impressed from Mehta’s journey and Paper is reportedly impressed from Telgi stamp paper rip-off.
“Such stories have a different graph. The journey of the character, especially the rise and fall, which happened in reality makes for an interesting watch,” says actor Pratik Gandhi, aka Harshad Mehta of Scam 1992.
Echoing an analogous opinion actor Rohit Roy, who headlines Paper, says these may not be inspirational tales however the life tales of such characters make are fascinating given the ups and downs.
“Abdul is any other regular guy till he becomes a big scamster. He isn’t relatable as a person but many would relate to the fraud committed by him because we’ve either been a victim or have read about it,” he provides.
Given the suggestions The Bull of Dalal Street and Paper acquired, Vibhu Agarwal, founder and CEO of ULLU, shares the platform is planning to provide you with one other present.
“When we released The Bull of Dalal Street earlier this year, our subscription and hits went up. In fact, the show is being re-watched… We know about these scams but not all of us are aware of how this has happened and how did these people manage to deceive others makes for an interesting watch,” he explains.
Trade analyst Joginder Tuteja shares as per talks within the business, after Scam 1992’s success, makers of the online sequence Applause Entertainment are planning a rip-off franchise and are anticipated to provide you with a brand new present. There is chance of second season of the documentary Bad Boy Billionaires in Netflix. As per sources, Amazon Prime Video are in talks for a sequence too.
“The recognition received by Scam 1992’s and Big Boy Billionaires has given enough impetus to filmmakers to go ahead with these stories. Such stories work better in the web series format because there are technicalities and intricacies that needs to be explained well. That becomes difficult in two-hour film or else it turns out to be a masala entertainer,” he says.
However, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who helmed Scam 1992, feels engaged on related narratives the second it turns into profitable is a handy approach of taking a look at tales.
“We’ve to understand that a story works because it has been written, nurtured and executed well. There are a variety of factors. But this herd mentality of doing the same thing after it becomes a success must stop as that affects the free flow of ideas and audience also loses interest after a point… I’m attracted to good stories and not in any particular sub genre. If the story is interesting I might do it, not because one story on a scam worked,” he concludes.
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