Big Bull Review: Whoever thinks that last year’s Eye Webseries scandal should not be compared to the 1992 film Disney Hotstar, The Big Bull, is right. No match between the two is possible. Next to the webseries, The Big Bull is dwarf in every way. The story here begins in 2020, when economic journalist Meera Rao (Ileana D’Cruz) is talking to people about her book on Hemant Shah (Abhishek Bachchan), who went from a stockbroker to a Big Bull. In fact, the film is the story of Harshad Mehta, who took the Indian stock market by storm in the 1980s and 1990s, which is not mentioned by the writer-director. From this point of view, this foreign matter is its own case.
The film shows that Hemant, who does a simple job, becomes a stockbroker overnight and then a big deal. So big that people call him Amitabh Bachchan of the stock market. But Meera raised the question by asking him just a bubble as to whether Hemant was underwriting the funding. How Hemant is dropping shares of companies in the stock market at his behest. Advertisements in newspapers. He is acclaimed everywhere and has become the largest tax payer in the country.
The story tells how Hemant uses his money in the stock market, taking advantage of the shortcomings of the Indian banking system and makes a profit in his pocket by becoming a middleman. While it is illegal for banks to invest money in the stock market. In this work, he is also simple to some bankers. Strikes their pockets. But in the end, the brother of the house breaker (Soham Shah) succumbs to the weak confidence and cunning of the politicians.
Hemant does not like to walk slowly and that drives him. He tells his wife Priya (Nikita Dutta), ‘The leaders do not want to see anyone else rich. The leader only specializes in making false promises. They bury your dreams. I taught people to dream. ‘In the film, Hemant repeatedly talks about holding the trump card as an ace that he will save her in any crisis. It is a little suspense. The film addresses this ace as the Sate Racecourse Road (the then Prime Minister’s residence).
The film has some major problems. The script is weak. Ileana D’Cruz’s hair turns white before whitewashing in her hair. Hemant’s interview with Meera on TV and the scenes of IT people raiding Hemant’s office are long, boring and useless. The newspaper office here looks fake. Above all, Abhishek Bachchan does not gather. He does not fit the character. His gestures, communication skills and physical gestures are not like the smart Gujju bhai of money. Just safari suits, coats and kurta pajamas are not enough. Acting rarely happened even before Junior Bachchan. Actor and character are like feet and shoes. If the feet do not sit in the shoes then the man is lame. Here the film stumbles. In the film, Hemant wants to count so many rupees that Zero does not fit into the calculator. But in his young career of 20 years, Abhishek has not been able to take his memorable roles to ten. Even today his only memorable role is Guru (2007).
From The Big Bull you can understand that whether it is a leader or an industrialist, they get money launders because they help them to make money. Leaders also twist law and order for their convenience. Therefore you cannot fight the system. The last two decades of the last century have brought tremendous changes in the world and the country. Before the doors of economy opened, it was a dream for a middle class person to go on vacation with his family in fridge, TV, motor bike.
Did the situation created in the stock market by Harshad Mehta, an accused in the Rs 5,000 crore bank securities scam, reverse the fortunes of the middle class? Due to which ‘India was reborn’. Its history is yet to be written. The film does not fall into the trap of any analysis. Inspired by Harshad, he casts Hemant, who flies high without a parachute, in a haze between the hero and the villain. Hemant says that earning money is an art, not a scam. His wife tells Hemant, ‘In this world most people write their own luck, but some people write their own luck. You are one of them. ‘The film has a dialogue: the story is born out of circumstances, not the character. Writer-director Kuki Gulati cannot create conditions here that Hemant or his story can be seen. It was the circumstances of the story that made the scandal strong and memorable in 1992.