The easiest way to critique Abhishek Bachchan’s The Big Bull, is to compare it to Prateek Gandhi’s 1992 scam and then in each case declare this film a failure.
This simplistic approach will not do justice to the hard work of artists and makers. We don’t discuss the film’s aspects, but we do compare them to understand where there was a lapse and where it was strong.
Story of The Big Bull
Independent India’s largest stock market scam, also known as the Harshad Mehta Scam. We have read so many books and watched so many YouTube videos on Harshad Mehta scam that everyone knows the story.
We all know the details of this scam and which weak links Harshad Mehta used. The scope of the series is still very small, and Big Bull was up against many challenges after watching 10 episodes.
In the film, everyone has been given fictional names. Harshad Mehta is now Hemant Shah (Abhishek Bacchan), Ashok Mirchandani(Ram Kapoor), Sucheta Dalal has been portrayed as Meera Rao (“Ileana Da’Cruz”).
Although the names are now separated, the story of the largest scam is still there. The Struggle of Harshad Mehta, his greed, and his secret strategy will all be revealed. It will be interesting to see how Cookie Gulati has served the audience.
Only The Typical Bollywood Masala at The Big Bull?
There is a big difference between Bollywood film and OTT. Spices are served in one location, while reality can be seen in another. Big Bull has told Harshad Mehta’s story, but there was a lot more chilli-masala.
It would have been easier to understand if you added some spice to the reality. But, it has turned upside down. Do not complain, but chili and spice have been the main points. It disappointed me just here.
The greatest trick of the manufacturers
Big Bull’s producers also played a game of cards with the audience. The film is split into two parts. Harshad Mehta starts out as a thief, but becomes the Messiah when the second part begins.
He made a lot of money from Inside Trading, or any other technical name he chose, but he was able to fill the pockets of the common man in the second.
The makers have made it clear that they will not take any risk. You can decide if Harshad Mehta is a thief, or a messiah. You can also ask the audience why they should see the film again.
Abhishek, The Big Bull or Big Down
Let’s talk more about acting. Abhishek Bachchan has the entire field open to him. He must hit fours and sixes. Although he has done his work, it would have been more beneficial if he could speak Gujarati.
To become a Gujarati, he has spoken Gujarati just as much as any non-Gujarati male. His ‘Ravan” laugh makes it clear that we are actually watching Bollywood movies, and Abhishek is not Harshad Mehta.
Who was able to impress you?
Soham Shah was not able to play the role of Harshad mehta’s younger brother. It is true that Ashwin Mehta, who became a lawyer after many instances of fighting for his brother’s life, saved his brother.
The Big Bull will not allow you to witness the cruel treatment. A brother weak who only tries to save his own life.
Ileana Da Cruz has the most important role in her career. She didn’t become a glam doll. Instead, she was given a more important role. The result was disappointing. We didn’t see the journalist in her.
Ram Kapoor and Nikita Dutta and Saurabh Shukla and Supriya Pathak, all just continued acting, leaving behind the real characters.
Would it have been different if The Big Bull had released Bull prior to Scam1992? It would be, although it would still have been a typical Bollywood movie with only one Bollywood Masala and a Kamolika plot. The film would then have ended.