The Big Bull Trailer: Major differences between Abhishek Bachchan-starrer and Pratik Gandhi's 'Scam 1992'

After piquing the curiosity of viewers by sharing intriguing teasers of his upcoming film 'The Big Bull', Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan on Friday dropped an intriguing trailer of the film that sees the actor becoming a part of the 'mother of all the scams'.

The 'Bluff Master' actor took to Twitter and shared the trailer of the film featuring a story inspired by some of the shocking shifts that shook the financial fabric of India.

The three-minute-eight second trailer starts from a voice-over, "In this country, one can do anything - use fake promoters, bribe the police, threaten the media, we can buy people -but there is one rule- you can never get caught."

The clip sees Abhishek in the role of stockbroker - Hemant Shah on board a taxi as he went to a bank, post which he shows some documents to the bank officer, just when one the fake document is about to get caught, he bribes the bank employee.

The trailer then showcases the story of Hemant which is set in 1987, in Mumbai city, as he becomes a trader of the stock market and gathers secret information which helps him in his market trading.

Earning profits eventually, he goes on to do 'insider trading' Leading him to become one of the biggest business tycoons of the 'stock market' Hemant, then even gets the support of politicians in expanding his business.

It then showcases glimpses of his journey from becoming a tycoon to his quest to know of the loopholes, landing in jail and his desire to become India's first billionaire.

The trailer gives major 'Wolf of Wall Street' vibes and shows the sign of an entertainer.

"The Big Bull" also features Ileana D'Cruz, Nikita Dutta, Soham Shah, Ram Kapoor, Supriya Pathak and Saurabh Shukla.

A web show titled 'Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story' tells the same story and was launched last year on SonyLIV. Helmed by Hansal Mehta, the series made Pratik Gandhi, who played the titular role, the breakout star of 2020. The massively successful series named names and was not afraid to show the events as they happened decades back.

It narrates the story of one of the biggest financial scams in the Indian stock market. The financial thriller is based on Debashis Basu and Sucheta Dalal's book "The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away ".

While fans are in awe of the actor’s prowess onscreen, the film has a dramatic tone to it as compared to the series.

"The Big Bull" delves into Mehta’s romantic life with his significant other essayed by Dutta, something which was quite subtle in the series.

Furthermore, it also includes high-speed car sequences, stylish dialogues and overall has an uber quality in terms of the setup.

However, it can be argued that cinema tries to encapsulate the entire story in less than 2 hours, while the series had the benefit of 10 episodes – one hour each to touch upon the details and keep its viewers hooked.

Needless to say, both Abhishek and Pratik are mavericks when it comes to their skill-set and the two narratives are similar yet distinctive.

Coming to the musical ascpet, "The Big Bull" has included popular YouTuber CarryMinati's song "Yalgaar". Interestingly, the opening track for "Scam 1992" took the internet by storm, courtesy of Achint.

Directed by Kookie Gulati, the movie is produced by Devgn and Anand Pandit with Kumar Mangat Pathak and Vikrant Sharma attached as co-producers.

It is set to release digitally on April 8 on Disney+ Hotstar.

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