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Big Bull Review – Movies Rediff.com

Big Bull Review – Movies Rediff.com


Abhishek Bachchan’s mocking expression is out of place to convey the confidence of a schemer. These frequent bouts of muahahah exacerbate the situation. “Much worse,” says Sukanya Verma.

“I am and always will be the only Big Bull,” declares Hemant Shah at a so-called dramatic moment in history. Big Bull.

It’s one of the most phony moments of the painfully unconvincing film that seeks to capitalize on the success story and fraud of stockbroker Harshad Mehta, but is too fearless to acknowledge its reality.

As his shaky disclaimer tells us, Big Bull I“somewhat” is based on real events, but mostly a fictional account bearing a casual resemblance to any person, dead or alive.

Following on the heels of Hansal Mehta’s critically acclaimed, meticulously crafted and meticulously narrated web series on the same subject, which confidently took names and introduced us to the talent of Prateik Gandhi, Big Bull causes inevitable and unfortunate comparisons with 1992 scam.

Let me say it then.

Writer-director Kuki Gulati’s version is nothing short of inventive and quick-witted Fraud.

Having recently stumbled across a whistleblower’s account of the hierarchy in the financial world, the inner workings of the Indian stock market, and the curious loopholes in the banking system that allow for sly investment and profit-making methods, it painstakingly sits through the rambling chronology of the pseudo-biographical film. who only blows his horn and offers no information or responsibility.

He’s just interested in getting us to applaud Hemanta Shah (Abhishek A Bachchan), the cunning common man who he believes has by hook or by crook changed the fate of a complacent country.

“Perhaps we should have committed a crime like this,” says a journalist (Ileana D’Cruz), whose understanding of her profession is limited to displaying an empty notebook and pen.

“The problem is not with me, but with the political system,” shrugs Shah and justifies himself.

“He has more money than God,” boasts his younger brother (Sohum Shah).

It’s one thing to sympathize with the guilty. But denying any wrongdoing and turning champions from smug, corrupt high-profile individuals is an overstatement. What is a cautionary tale about greed boils down to a chest-pounding statement of dishonest ambition.

Bachchan portrays an adventurer in a mad rush to get rich, in a loosely written script that is just as impatient to hasten his rise from sub-broker to trader to “Amitabh Bachchan in the stock market”, where he surreptitiously withdraws funds from leading banks using fraudulent methods.

If a 1992 scam playing on Bachchan Sr.’s influence to heighten the retro-flavored drama, Bachchan Jr.’s journey emulates him Guru the trajectory is devoid of any spirit or feeling.

Much of the plot involves the Shah visiting people and selling his talent for “one two ka four” or bursting into monstrous laughter after saying lines like “Calculators pe ab zero fit nahi ho rahe hain’ or fulfilling the obligatory romance between him and his future wife (Nikita Dutta).

Sluggishly deployed and fluent in his manner, Big Bull never gives us a glimpse into the thoughts, business, or home of the Shah. Except for the endless analogies of flying and falling to highlight his sky-high ambitions, we never discover the source of his vulnerability or aggression.

It’s the same with the monochromatic characters surrounding him, with actors like Supriya Pathak and Sohum Shah squandering themselves on roles that don’t require skill, while Ileana has to bear the brunt of embarrassingly written scenes.

Abhishek’s mocking expression is out of place to convey the confidence of a schemer. These frequent bouts of muahahah exacerbate the situation. So much worse.

And yet: “He was and always will be the only Big Bull,” the voice repeats.

Now it’s a pure bull.

“Big Bull” airs on Disney Hotstar.

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