The man who sold dreams to India
The storyline of the film is based on the life of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker, involved in financial crimes over a period of 10 years, from 1980 to 1990. Abhishek Bachchan portrays the titular protagonist, co-starring with Nikita Dutta, Ileana D’Cruz, Sohum Shah, Ram Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla.
Inspired by events from the late ’80s and the early ’90s that shook the country’s financial fabric, The Big Bull tells the story of the biggest hustle in the stock market.
The plot focuses on the resourcefulness of the street-smart protagonist in the initial portions, which sets the mood for what is to follow. The later portions of the film try to justify the hero’s questionable actions and may remind the viewer of the 2016 release Azhar, a film based on the life of former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin.
Director: Kookie Gulati
Release: 04/08/2021 (IN)