The Big Bull Review: Abhishek Bachchan And Ileana D’Cruz Shines In This Stock Drama

The Big Bull Review

After a long wait, The Big Bull is released directly on the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar. The movie features Abhishek Bachchan, Ileana D’Cruz, Nikita Dutta, Ram Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, and Supriya Pathak. The trailer received a good response from the audience. The Big Bull can be a decent one-time watch.


The Big Bull Story

Abhishek Bachchan The Big Bull
Still From Trailer

The movie is based on the life of infamous stockbroker Harshad Mehta. He was charged with several financial crimes in 1992. Abhishek Bachchan plays the on-screen Harshad Mehta, and his character is named Hemant Shah. Abhishek Bachchan is introduced as Hemant Shah, who is an ambitious man. He comes from a humble background and wants to become rich. Hemant Shah does insider trading, his first step towards becoming India’s First Billionaire. Hemant gathered secret financial information, and he invests in the stock market accordingly. The movie is based on the life of Harshad Mehta and the financial crimes he was involved in. It was only a matter of time when his dream run ends in a nightmare.


The Big Bull Review

Ileana D'Cruz in The Big Bull
Still From Trailer

Abhishek Bachchan puts a descent performance as Hemant Shah. He worked hard on his body language to be like Hemant Shah. It is also seen in his performance. However, his chemistry with Nikita Dutta was not much impressive. Ileana D’Cruz as journalist Meera Rao is brilliant. She is making a comeback after almost two years. She was seen in the movie Pagalpanti in 2019. Ileana D’Cruz portrays the character of Sucheta Dalal, who brought the scam to light in 1992. She was later awarded a Padma Shri for journalism in 2006.

People who have already watched the web series Scam 1992 will find that there could be much more in the movie. However, the Scam 1992 web series was around 7 hours, and The Big Bull is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Hence there should not be any comparison. The song breaks the pace of the movie. Director Kooki Gulati fails to create the magic as the film falls flat in many scenes.

If you have not watched Scam 1992, you can watch The Big Bull once. We give the movie 3 stars out of 5. Have you watched the movie? How was it? Let us know in the comments below.

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Praneet Samaiya
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