Scam 2003 – The Telgi Story on OTT: 5 reasons why we’re looking forward to this fast-paced drama

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  • The highly anticipated sequel to the “Scam 1992” is here
  • The show will start streaming on SonyLIV from September 1
  • The show is based on the 2003 India Stamp Paper counterfeiting scam committed by Abdul Karim Telgi

While everyone was submerged in a sea of OTT shows in 2020, it was this one series that really gripped the country – one of India’s favourites – a real game changer in the entertainment industry – Scam 1992, released on Sony LIV and immediately turned into a cult classic. A series that followed the story of one man taking the stock market for a spin.

Sony LIV now brings back a show covering a story on the same tangent – how the passion for money and a thirst for power make one man cross the borders of financial norms dictated by the government to make the money he believes he deserves.

The trailer just dropped, and this line sticks with you ..“ Paisa kamaya nahi, banaya jata hai”…this one line shows how the lead – Gagan Dev Riar – who plays Abdul Karim Telgi sees his wrongs in the right.

This Hindi-language biographical, financial thriller has Tushar Hiranandani directing and Hansal Mehta serving as co-director. This production was inspired by Sanjay Singh’s book “Telgi Scam: Reporter’s ki Diary”, and draws its narrative from the 2003 India Stamp Paper Counterfeiting committed by Abdul Karim Telgi. It is the second instalment in the “Scam” franchise, succeeding “Scam 1992”.

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About Scam 2003: The Telgi Story

The trailer hits the right note and we are sure it provides a stark portrayal of one of India’s biggest financial scandals. The sneak peek hints at Gagan Dev Riar’s compelling depiction of Abdul Karim Telgi, showcasing his manipulative acting prowess. The trailer’s tempo (the Scam music!) promises an exploration of deception and corruption. With glimpses of actual events and a dash of creative storytelling, ‘Scam 2003’ looks set to provide a gripping look into the realm of power, greed, and the intricacies of financial fraud.

5 Reasons we are excited to watch “Scam 2003: The Telgi Story”

1) Gripping Tale of Deceit

The show delves into the intricate world of financial fraud, offering a captivating narrative about the notorious Abdul Karim Telgi and his counterfeit stamp paper operation.

2) Intriguing Characters

This series presents complex characters, such as Telgi, whose manipulative prowess and cunning strategies will keep the viewers intrigued. There is much exploration of ambition, power dynamics, greed, and the lengths people go to achieve their desires.

3) Real-Life Insights

Similar to “Scam 1992,” this show also provides a glimpse into real events, showcasing the vulnerabilities within financial systems and the consequences of unchecked power.

4) Fresh Perspective

In this show, a  historical event is brought to the forefront, shedding light on a different aspect of financial wrongdoing, ensuring a unique viewing experience.

5) Engaging Storytelling

Just as “Scam 1992” set a high bar for storytelling, “Scam 2003” seems poised to continue the tradition, potentially offering a similar level of engrossing storytelling and character depth.

Hansal Mehta, the director, weaves compelling narratives, as seen in the movie “Shahid”. He engages audiences with thought-provoking cinema. Make sure to catch Scam 2003 – The Telgi Story this September 1st on Sony LIV. You will need a membership to watch this.

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