The story of the film is based on real events of financial market that took place between 1990 and 2000 involving Harshad Mehta and his financial crimes.


Kookie Gulati
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Credited cast:
Abhishek Bachchan ... Hemant Shah
Nikita Dutta ... Priya Patel Shah
Ileana D'Cruz ... Meera Rao
Sanjeev Pandey Sanjeev Pandey
Srestha Banerjee Srestha Banerjee ... Mrinali Singh - Senior Journalist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hitesh Arora ... Ankur (Auditor)
Kannan Arunachalam ... Venkateshwar
Sorabh Chauhan ... Auditor Rajat
Sanjeev Jogtiyani ... Priya's Father
Rio Kapadia ... NCC MD Singh
Ram Kapoor ... Ashok Mirchandani
Aryan Khanna ... Investor
R. Bhakti Klein ... International News Anchor
Durgesh Kumar Durgesh Kumar ... Lift man
Jitendra Kumar ... Singer


Hemant Shah works as clerk in office and lives with his mother and younger brother Viren,he is in love with Priya but her father wants her to marry a well settled person.After Viren looses money in stock market ,Hemant then arranges for some money and according to tips invests in share market to pay Viren's debts.Hemant makes lot of profits with his intelligence and decides to be a full time broker after lot ups and downs he becomes the king of share market and lives a luxury life and also marries Priya.Apart from businessmen the common man also starts to invest in market as Hemant has given a ray of hope to them but question remains to biggies of market from where is Hemant arranging funds in stock market. Meera Rao a journalist finds about the scam of 565 Crore missing from National Bank Of India and Hemant is responsible for shuffling its funds she covers the story causing troubles for The Big Bull. Written by

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Similar to Guru (2007) Abhishek gained weight for the role of Hemant Shah (Harshad Mehra) to portray his life in the late 80s and early 90s, similar to how he then lost that weight for Dostana (2008). He is in the process of losing weight for the film Dasvi (2021) See more »


Newspaper headlines and inner content do not match. This is a period film set in the 90s. Two of the newspaper articles show same content on the same page and both are unrelated to the headline and relate to a news in 2018. See more »


References Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (2020) See more »

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A bull size story with goat size conclusion. The Big Bull sells shorter than market value of its potential.
8 April 2021 | by SAMTHEBESTESTSee all my reviews

The Big Bull (2021) : Movie Review -

The Big Bull starring Abhishek Bachchan has been awaited since the announcement but since Sony LIV's Scam (2020) became huge hit on digital platform, this one suddenly became hot favourite. However, it also brings down the film because the comparison is guaranteed, no matter how different it is. Let's not compare it with Scam and try and judge it on individual strengths rather than comparative statements. The Big Bull is actually as big as bull size story which ensures one time watch but the conclusion doesn't match the set-up. It has small goat size conclusion which is certainly less than its actual potential.

The Big Bull is a story of Hemant Shah, a middle class family man who dreams to make big money and is ready to whatever for it. His desires finds a way in Stock Market to reach the destination and the rest of story shows his rise and fall. With the runtime of 152 minutes, The Big Bull keeps you hooked for almost 130 minutes. This portion is the soul of the film before it leaves the body in last 20 minutes. Nevertheless, the soul still provides enough entertainment to worth your viewing.

Abhishek Bachchan is fantastic in his role. His accent seemed little problematic, otherwise everything else is top notch. If not exaggerating it, this is Abhishek's best performance since Guru, if I'm not missing anything remarkable. Sohum Shah and Ileana D'Cruz are good in their roles but could have been lot better. Nikita Dutta looks simply gorgeous and it would have been great if she had more scenes. Rest of the cast member are decent to average. The Big Bull is a very tight film despite the intense theme and predictable consequences and the credit goes to gripping screenplay and dashing dialoguebaazi.

What The Big Bull lacks the most is creativity and innovative narrative. The story is not offbeat or out of the world stuff in itself and the scenarios like BSE and Money Scam easily suggest the upcoming events so it should have had something different in the storytelling. But it is missing. Anyways, director Kookie Gulati still roars in this general film with decent directorial methods. He could have excluded romantic scenes, songs and several other useless factors with the help of editor and The Big Bull would have been much better just like it was it was in the first 40-50 minutes. So, final words, it's good when it could have been great.

RATING - 6/10*

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