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The Big Bull Movie Review | Film review of Abhishek Bachchan’s The Big Bull is like the ups and downs of the stock market – Bollywood News in Hindi

After giving many great films like Guru, Yuva, Dhoom, Sarkar, Paa, Bol Bachchan and Dostana, Abhishek Bachchan took a break of almost two and a half years from films and made his comeback once again with Manmarziyaan. After this Abhishek also made his digital debut. And now Abhishek is once again here to entertain the audience with his upcoming film The Big Bull. Will The Big Bull, a film inspired by the life of stock broker Harshad Mehta, manage to entertain the audience or does it fail in its endeavor? Let’s review.

The story of The Big Bull is the story of an ordinary man becoming special from a common man. This is the year 1987. Hemant Shah (Abhishek Bachchan), a resident of Bombay, works at a Bal Kala Kendra for a nominal salary. He is in love with his neighbor Priya (Nikita Dutta), but she is not financially capable, so he is apprehensive about talking to her father about marriage. One day, at the Bal Kala Kendra, the parents of a child tell Hemant that after selling the Bombay Textile shares, they made a huge profit. This makes Hemant curious to know about the world of stocks. Meanwhile, his brother Viren Shah (Soham Shah) loses a huge amount in shares. Viren is in debt and Hemant decides to invest in Bombay Textile shares. But before doing so he does his homework. This enables Hemant to not only make Viren debt-free, but also to profit. In no time, Hemant enters the world of stocks and starts working for a stock trader named Kantilal (Hitesh Rawal). Hemant wants his own trading account but for this he needs Rs 10 lakh. Hemant joins hands with Premier Auto’s union leader Rana Sawant (Mahesh Manjrekar) to earn Rs 10 lakh. His insider trading activity soon helps him earn Rs.10 lakhs. Hemant now starts manipulating the stock and even gets banks to take advantage of the loopholes in the system. All this takes the Sensex high. In this way he becomes a hero in the stock market. After the financial condition is good, he also marries Priya. When everyone is praising Hemant Shah, finance journalist Meera Rao (Ileana D’Cruz) of the India Times newspaper doesn’t seem to be feeling well. He feels that Hemant is illegally earning money in the stock exchange. She writes critical articles about him. And one day, she makes shocking revelations about Hemant’s nefarious antics. What happens after this, it will be known after watching the next film.

The story of Kuki Gulati and Arjun Dhawan is interesting. It is inspired by the life of stock broker Harshad Mehta. Kookie Gulati and Arjun Dhawan’s screenplay is dominant at most places. The writers have tried their best to make it as entertaining and dramatic as possible for better effect. Although they are successful but not completely. There are two reasons for this. First, they have not shown many important events of Hemant Shah’s life and made it very fast. Second, comparisons with the 1992 scam substantially reduce its impact. Ritesh Shah’s dialogues are sharp though.

Kookie Gulati’s direction is good. He had the challenge of not only keeping what was going on entertaining but also making it easy to understand. This is because not everyone understands the concept of stocks and shares. And Kookie is quite successful in commanding both aspects. But on the contrary, no one can stop himself from comparing it with the scam 1992. Even though he tries his best, one cannot forget the web series starring Prateek Gandhi as it was extremely memorable. And it was handled very well. It seems that if The Big Bull should have released before Scam 1992, it would have been more entertaining and interesting for the audience. Now that the target audience of The Big Bull has already seen Scam 1992, more or less everyone knows the story. People already know what is going to happen next. It is thankful that the writers have added some twists to it and the climax is surprising. Even if you separate it from the comparison of the scam 1992, then it has another major drawback, its speed, which is very fast. Some sequences were not explained well. The character of Sanjeev Kohli (Sameer Soni) is important to the story, but the writer and director don’t give him as much scope as they should.

The Big Bull has an average start. Abhishek Bachchan’s entry scene should have been impressive, but it doesn’t. The scene is quite good where Hemant walks with Priya in the night and during that time comes to know about Viren’s debt. Hemant’s growth is depicted neatly and quickly and the best scene comes just before the first half. The song ‘Ishq Namaza’ has been shot very well and adds to the interest for the film. Hemant’s experience in a Delhi party is intriguing. The Income Tax department raid scene and Hemant and Meera’s interview scene run parallel and this is the best part of the first half. In the second half, things get better as Meera tries to uncover the truth that she finds. This is also the time when Hemant gets scared and tries his best to get out of the mess. The film is at its best in the last 30 minutes. The press conference scene is dramatized and attracts attention. The twist of the climax is unexpected.

Abhishek Bachchan delivers a scintillating performance and delivers decent performances at many places. He plays the character of a flamboyant, arrogant person but he doesn’t overdo anything in it. Interestingly, Abhishek did something similar in his film Guru but the actor took care that his performance of The Big Bull did not match with that of Guru. The brief shots of his laughter, however, seem unintentionally funny which should have been removed in the true sense. Ileana D’Cruz doesn’t have much to do in the first half but she dominates the second half. She suits her character. Nikita Dutt looks lovely in her role and leaves an indelible mark. Sohum Shah looks dependable as expected and has been maintaining a strong position from start to finish. Mahesh Manjrekar and Sameer Soni look good in their special appearances. Supriya Pathak Shah (Amiben; Hemant and Viren’s mother) suits her role. The acting of Saurabh Shukla (Manu Malpani) is good. Ram Kapoor (Ashok Mirchandani) has limited screen time but he manages to dominate that too. Shishir Sharma (Rajesh Mishra; Meera’s boss) is fine, while Lekh Prajapati (Tara; Viren’s wife) and Hitesh Rawal have limited screen time. Same goes for Sumit Vatsa (Hari). Kanan Arunachalam (Venkateswara) looks great especially in the scene where he inadvertently reveals the secret. Tripti Shankhadhar (Ashima; who meets Meera in the train) and Rio Kapadia (NCC MD Singh) register an impact despite having only one scene.

The music is average but well woven. ‘Ishq Namaz’ is soulful and beautifully shot. The title track plays in the background in some important scenes in the first half. ‘Hawaon Mein’ is played during the end credits. Sandeep Shirodkar’s background score adds to the drama.

Vishnu Rao’s cinematography is apt. Durgaprasad Mohapatra’s production design is rich. The costumes of Darshan Jalan and Nilanchal Ghosh are reminiscent of the late 80s and early 90s. The VFX of NY VFXWaala is commendable. Dharmendra Sharma’s editing seems too slow and too fast at many places.

Overall, The Big Bull web series scam is a victim of comparison from 1992. But it still manages to win hearts with its stellar performance, dramatic moments and unexpected ending.



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