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Rip-off 1992, Dangerous Boy Billionaires: Tales of scams and monetary crimes seize OTT’s consideration

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The optimistic response that reveals equivalent to Rip-off 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, Jamtara (2019) or the documentary Dangerous Boy Billionaires: India acquired solely goes on to say that real looking tales have a particular place within the hearts of the viewers.

Curiously, all these are tales of scams —be it, Jamtara, which is predicated on the phishing rip-off, Rip-off 1992 is on stockbroker Harshad Mehta’s inventory market rip-off or Dangerous Boy Billionaire, which explores scams by 4 notorious enterprise tycoons Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy, Ramalinga Raju and Nirav Modi. Other than them, the Indian content material area on OTT additionally has the movie The Huge Bull, and internet reveals The Bull of Dalal Road and Paper primarily based on scams. Whereas The Huge Bull can be primarily based on Mehta’s life, The Bull Of Dalal Road is impressed from Mehta’s journey and Paper is reportedly impressed from Telgi stamp paper rip-off.

 

“Such tales have a unique graph. The journey of the character, particularly the rise and fall, which occurred in actuality makes for an fascinating watch,” says actor Pratik Gandhi, aka Harshad Mehta of Rip-off 1992.

Echoing an analogous opinion actor Rohit Roy, who headlines Paper, says these may not be inspirational tales however the life tales of such characters make are fascinating given the ups and downs.

“Abdul is some other common man until he turns into an enormous scamster. He isn’t relatable as an individual however many would relate to the fraud dedicated by him as a result of we’ve both been a sufferer or have examine it,” he provides.

Given the suggestions The Bull of Dalal Road and Paper acquired, Vibhu Agarwal, founder and CEO of ULLU, shares the platform is planning to give you one other present.

“After we launched The Bull of Dalal Road earlier this yr, our subscription and hits went up. In truth, the present is being re-watched… We find out about these scams however not all of us are conscious of how this has occurred and the way did these individuals handle to deceive others makes for an fascinating watch,” he explains.

Commerce analyst Joginder Tuteja shares as per talks within the trade, after Rip-off 1992’s success, makers of the online sequence Applause Leisure are planning a rip-off franchise and are anticipated to give you a brand new present. There’s risk of second season of the documentary Dangerous Boy Billionaires in Netflix. As per sources, Amazon Prime Video are in talks for a sequence too.

 

 “The popularity acquired by Rip-off 1992’s and Huge Boy Billionaires has given sufficient impetus to filmmakers to go forward with these tales. Such tales work higher within the internet sequence format as a result of there are technicalities and intricacies that must be defined nicely. That turns into troublesome in two-hour movie or else it seems to be a masala entertainer,” he says.

Nevertheless, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who helmed Rip-off 1992, feels engaged on comparable narratives the second it turns into profitable is a handy manner of taking a look at tales.

“We’ve to grasp {that a} story works as a result of it has been written, nurtured and executed nicely. There are a number of things. However this herd mentality of doing the identical factor after it turns into successful should cease as that impacts the free stream of concepts and viewers additionally loses curiosity after some extent… I’m drawn to good tales and never in any explicit sub style. If the story is fascinating I would do it, not as a result of one story on a rip-off labored,” he concludes.

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