Abhishek Bachchan starrer Big Bull draws comparisons with Scam 1992
New Delhi: The trailer of actor Abhishek Bachchan's 'Big Bull' was released on Friday. It recreates Mumbai, then Bombay, of the 80s and 90s, to tell the story of stockbroker Harshad Mehta, who has been recast as Hemant Shah. He has impressed his fans with his acting skills but he is getting compared to Scam 1992 actor Pratik Gandhi. Both the films narrate the story of the biggest scam in the world.
Since Scam 1992 has set up high expectations with Hansal Mehta directorial, it will be interesting to watch if Big Bull also leaves the same impact on its audience.
As soon as the trailer of the film released, netizens began to compare both the actors, and they are all set to judge that who better portrayed the role of Harshad Mehta, Abhishek Bachchan or Pratik Gandhi.
Naturally, even though only the film's trailer has released, people were all too quick to draw comparisons between Big Bull and Scam 1992:-
No wonder why one can never match the bar set by team #Scam1992 .. no unwanted rap song, only theme music.. no unnecessary drama, to the point writing.. and most important is the flavour ?? “Gujarati ke upar kahani banane wala, act karnewala, direct karnewala ... Sab Gujarati”— Aditi Raval (@aditiraval) March 19, 2021
Watched #TheBigBull trailer & found it decent but it failed miserably to match the benchmark set by #Scam1992 & comparison is bound to happen. One have to delete Scam1992 from their mind while watching the Big Bull. AB repeats his guru act in the film which is nice though !— Sumit Kadel (@SumitkadeI) March 19, 2021
If the #TheBigBull movie had come out before the #Scam1992 series, it would’ve been very successful.— soniya(??????) (@FeminismSoniya) March 19, 2021
No offence meant but it’s hard to watch @juniorbachchan as Harshad Mehta.
The way @pratikg80 raised the standard in #Scam1992 is way higher and the series is detailed. pic.twitter.com/tIFYMO3AH1
The sheer brilliance of #Scam1992 & the genius of Pratik Gandhi is going to be too hard on Abhishek Bacchan's Big Bull.— Arun Vishwanathan (@arunv2808) March 19, 2021
People criticising Abhishek Bachchan for #TheBigBull are forgetting he was magnificent in Guru and can act very well. Let's not draw any conclusions before watching it. Also #Scam1992 was a very good show so let's not compare.#TheBigBullTrailer— Bhoomish Banewal (@Bhoomishbanewal) March 19, 2021
Amid comparisons, both director Hansal Mehta and Pratik Gandhi, who played the lead in the
SonyLiv show, sent their best wishes to The Big Bull Team.
Please don’t make unfair comparisons. There can be multiple tales on the same story. Every story-teller will have his own way and should be seen independent of the other. This film has so many talents involved just like my show. They’ve done their best and they deserve your love. https://t.co/vHp8CSlmCU— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) March 19, 2021
The Big Bull was directed by Kookie Gulati. The film will stream on Disney+ Hotstar on April 8.