Odiha News: The Big Bull was released on Disney+ Hotstar VIP on Thursday, i.e., 08.04.2021. Junior Bachchan starer, The Big Bull, was released on the OTT platforms rather than movie theatres due to a spike in Covid-19 cases. Kookie Gulati’s directorial and Ajay Devgan produced movie is based on the 1992 Harshad Mehta security scam, which represented the country’s biggest financial fraudster.
The Big Bull stars Nikita Dutta, Ileana D’Cruz, Ram Kapoor, Sohum Shah, Mahesh Manjrekar, and Saurabh Shukla.
The web series Scam 1992 on Harshad Mehta story was released on Sony Liv last year. In which Pratik Gandhi was seen in the lead role. This web series was hit throughout the country, and Pratik Gandhi became a star overnight. Due to the same story, this movie will definitely be compared to the web series, and mainly Abhishek Bachchan and Prateek Gandhi’s performance will be compared by viewers.
The Big Bull Plot
The movie starts with journalist Mira Rao (Ileana D’Cruz) addressing a conference where she is telling India’s financial condition in the mid-80s, and the story of Hemant Shah starts. Though the story is inspired by Harshad Mehta’s story, there are several changes in it. Like there is no sign of Abhishek Bachchan’s father in the movie, Harshad Mehta started the stock market business after marriage but in the movie, it has been shown in a different ways.
Hemant Shah was made a messiah of the people, played by a chubby Abhishek Bachchan who has gained visible weight for the movie. During the majority of the film, Kookie emphasized Hemant’s deceptive ways, which were hit in three distinct instances by Abhishek’s unprovoked and manic laughter.
In Mumbai, Hemant is a Gujarati man who does not speak Gujarati. With his brother (Sohum Shah) and his mother, he lives a middle-class life. Supriya Pathak plays the role of Abhishek Bachchan’s mother in the movie. Hemant first figures out how to sink his feet into the world of stocks to clear his brother’s debt, then to impress his girlfriend’s father whom he wants to marry.
There is plenty of warnings and criticism, but Hemant is delighted with the quick cash he is making. Insider trading, a defective banking system, and corrupt authorities help him get to the totem’s top. It’s just as fast falling out.
But Hemant will be finally held accountable for his actions. He has forgiven his crimes and ignored the destruction he has left. In the last half-hour, even his critics have crowned him the ‘one and only great bull’ and have credited him with the country’s economic boom.
There is no mention about those who had been destroyed by his failed ‘punctures’ and how he filled his pockets so greedily with the money he stole from a country already in need. Hemant never wanted national welfare, but he got rich enough quickly to secure a pretty wife, go into the big ligaments and drink a precious Scotch with the finance brothers.
But the Big Bull doesn’t say a cohesive story despite the additional pressure of its much hotter elderly sister. Kookie himself often seems to be dependent on the audience who have already seen the show. Hemant decided to publish an ad in the newspapers with the message ‘Hemant Shah is a liar.’ He had enough of the continued criticism from journalist Mira (Ileana D’Cruz). While Scam dedicated an entire episode to his stunt in 1992, The Big Bull assumes you already know what was written and why it was influenced by it.
The Final verdict on The Big Bull
If you have seen Scam 1982, then you will definitely compare the unsolicited office movie with it. The story floor in the movie is not as good as it could have been. However, the performance of all the performers is fine. But this movie has not been able to do full justice to the story of Harshad Mehta. So from our side, this movie gets two and a half stars out of five.