Abhishek Bachchan and Nikita Dutta starrer The Big Bull has become a new victim of piracy. The much-anticipated film is directed by Kookie Gulati and produced by Ajay Devgn, Anand Pandit, Vikrant Sharma, and Kumar Mangat Pathak among others. The film narrates the story of Harshad Mehta, who is deemed as the man behind the biggest stock market scam of 1992.
Abhishek Bachchan plays the role of Hemant Shah, a man who wants to become the first billionaire of the country, but by exploiting the loopholes in the trading system. Another series, Hansal Mehta-directed Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story was aired on Sony LIV last year. The series was based on the life story of the same man. While Bachchan’s comparison with Pratik Gandhi is inevitable, it would be interesting to see how he breaks the mold with his acting prowess. Ileana D’Cruz, Nikita Dutta, Saurabh Shukla, and Sohum Shah play other important roles in the film. The Big Bull has premiered on Disney+Hotstar.
Earlier, films and shows such as Joji, Rang De, Godzilla vs. Kong, Mumbai Saaga, Jathi Ratnalu, Sreekaram, The Priest, Roohi, Bombay Begums, Lahore Confidential, Pudhu Kaalai, Sufiyum Sujatayum, AK vs AK, Laxmii, Ashram 2, Ludo, Chhalaang, Dark, Rasbhari, Bulbbul, Paatal Lok, Aarya, Penguin, Gulabo Sitabo, Chintu Ka Birthday, Choked, Ratkanchal, Ghoomketu, Betaal, Illegal, Family Man, The Raikar Case, Hundred, Extraction, Hasmukh, Money Heist, The Lion King, Frozen 2 among others became the target of the piracy sites. Several strict actions against the site have been taken in the past but it has been found that the team behind the site appears with a new domain every time the existing Tamilrockers site is blocked. If they are banned, they take a new domain and runs the pirated versions of the movies. In the case of the big theatre releases, Tamilrockers is known to leak the films just a few hours after the films have hit the screens.
The film was earlier set to release in October 2020 but was delayed owing to the coronavirus-led pandemic. The makers then decided to go for a direct-to-OTT release. A web show titled ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story’ tells the same story and was launched last year on SonyLIV. Helmed by Hansal Mehta, the series made Pratik Gandhi, who played the titular role, the breakout star of 2020. The massively successful series named names and was not afraid to show the events as they happened decades back.