PLOT: 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.
The Big Bull is a crime drama film directed by Kookie Gulati, produced by Ajay Devgn, Anand Pandit, Vikrant Sharma, and Kumar Mangat Pathak. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was not able to be released theatrically. It is streaming worldwide from 8 April 2021 on the Disney+ Hotstar VIP.
Abhishek Bachchan as Hemant Shah
Sohum Shah as Viren Shah, brother of Hemant Shah
Nikita Dutta as Priya Shah, wife of Hemant Shah
Ileana D’Cruz as Meera Rao
Mahesh Manjrekar as Rana Sawant
Ram Kapoor as Mirchandani
Lekha Prajapati as Tara
Supriya Pathak as Hemant & Viren’s Mother
Samir Soni as Sanjeev Kohli
MOVIE REVIEW: Those who have watched Scam 1992 can avoid this and if you haven’t watched the series yet then skip The Big Bull and watch Hansal Mehta’s outstanding recreation of the Harshad Mehta story in Scam 1992 on Sony LIV.
Kookie Gulati and Arjun Dhawan’s story and screenplay are engrossing in bits and pieces. Kookie Gulati’s direction is below average. The makers failed to deliver a hard-hitting film, in the runtime of 155 minutes viewers unable to connect with the fast-moving melodrama story. The writers have tried hard to make it entertaining but failed miserably.
Abhishek Bachchan is the right choice for this rags to riches character but he becomes the victim of weak writing. Sohum Shah’s performance in this film is nowhere near to his strong performance in his last film Tumbbad. Ileana D’Cruz and Nikita Dutta got the underwritten role and both delivered average performance. Unfortunately, the potential supporting cast consists of Saurabh Shukla, Mahesh Manjrekar, Samir Soni, and Ram Kapoor couldn’t deliver a catchy performance.
The crisp editing, impactful dialogues, and the most engaging part of CBI inquiry are missing from the plot. Editing seems as if it’s done in a haphazard manner. Carryminati’s Yalgaar turned into The Big Bull Title Track goes well with the film. Other songs are just average.
The Big Bull Movie Rating:
Overall Hit ya Flop Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars (BELOW AVG)
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