6 min read.Updated: 21 Jan 2021, 11:45 PM ISTUday Bhatia
From ‘Manzil’ and ‘Manthan’ to ‘Guru’ and ‘Scam 1992’, the idea of entrepreneurship in Hindi cinema has evolved with the times
Last year, for the first time ever, Hindi film was comprehensively outclassed by streaming TV. And Scam 1992 (on Sony Liv), which told the story of Harshad Mehta in granular detail, was the breakthrough series. It followed his rise from a lowly stockbroker to a messiah who controlled the fate of the market, painting Mehta as simultaneously arrogant and ambitious, irrepressible and charismatic, leaping from risk to risk without a care for failure. It was the most compelling portrait yet of an entrepreneur on Indian screens.