Releasing Date:- 01 Sep 2023, Hindi, Web Series
Streaming on:- SonyLIV
Critic’s Rating:- 3.5/5
Avg. Users’ Rating:- 3.9/5
IMDb Rating:- 8.3/10
Just just like the preceding Scam series, Hansal Mehta leaves his precise stamp in this one as well, taking his rip-off legacy forward.
Cast & Crew:-
Director:- Tushar Hiranandani
Actor:- Gagan Dev Riar, Mukesh Tiwari, Sana Amin Sheikh, Bharat Jadhav, Shaad
SCAM 2003: THE TELGI STORY SEASON 1 :-
STORY:- This genuine tale of scamster Abdul Karim Telgi is tailored from a book ‘Telgi Scam: Reporter ki Diary’, written through journalist Sanjay Singh. It chronicles the dramatic upward thrust and arrest of Telgi with inside the 30,000 crore stamp paper rip-off that shook the nation.
SCAM 2003: THE TELGI STORY SEASON 1 REVIEW :-
From promoting culmination on a passenger teach to turning into certainly considered one among India’s maximum infamous scamsters, Abdul Karim Telgi (Gagan Dev Riar) led a certainly charming lifestyles. Unlike maximum scamsters, Telgi wasn’t a flashy and pompous prick. Not even after he have become the kingpin of a multi-crore rip-off. In fact, he seemed so easy and everyday that nobody might count on him to drag off any such large con.
Showrunner Hansal Mehta, who gave us the extremely successful ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’, is aware of that the casting of his key characters is crucial. Just like Pratik Gandhi in ‘Scam 1992’, who have become an in a single day famous person after gambling large bull Harshad Mehta, Gagan Dev Riar appears pretty poised to make it large after this display.
That’s due to the fact now no longer handiest does he appearance uncannily much like the actual Telgi, however additionally receives every and each nuance of his man or woman spot on, together with the Hyderabadi lingo. Full marks to director Tushar Hiranandani for extracting a superlative overall performance from Riar and to casting director Mukesh Chhabra for recognizing his talent.
Telgi’s tale starts offevolved together along with his notorious narco-evaluation check and runs right into a flashback, as he well-knownshows his adventure from a small metropolis hustler in Khanapur in Karnataka to the town of desires Mumbai.
The display meticulously uncovers the important thing occasions in Telgi’s lifestyles whilst slowly unraveling the thriller in the back of the stamp paper rip-off. Hiranandani and his writers (Kedar Patankar and Kiran Yagnopavit) allow the plot simmer with the aid of using including sufficient anxiety and ups and downs earlier than Telgi hits the jackpot together along with his crime.
In the primary episodes on which this overview is based, we see just a few glimpses of Telgi’s private lifestyles that we are hoping is explored extra substantially withinside the latter episodes. Often, the scams appear manner too handy and oversimplified, particularly the manner Telgi is going round greasing the fingers of babus, netas, police officers and crooks alike.
The makers deftly recreate the Mumbai of the Nineties while lifestyles become less complicated with out cellular telephones and social media. The timeline itself lends the display a completely unique allure and nostalgia. Compared to ‘Scam 1992’ however, the storytelling feels a chunk choppy due to the fact the manner Telgi’s man or woman switches from being content material to dangerously ambitious, is a chunk abrupt.
He begins offevolved sabotaging his friendship with Kaushal Jhaveri (Hemang Vyas), a small-time con artist from Gujarat, who holds his hand while he’s down withinside the dumps. Hemang Vyas is terrific in his overall performance, because the foul-mouthed Gujarati vendor, who teaches Telgi to dream large. Achint Thakkar’s pulsating beats from the Scam which are used pretty correctly right here with the aid of using song composer Ishaan Chhabra.
The supply cloth for this display has been with inside the information for decades. However, notwithstanding its scale, we’ve got by no means visible a devoted display or a movie at the stamp paper rip-off. Just just like the preceding Scam series, Hansal Mehta leaves his specific stamp in this one as well, taking his rip-off legacy forward.
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