Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story leaves Breaking Bad behind, to become highest IMDb rated series

The series of a man going from rags to riches is now the highest IMDb rated series, even surpassing ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘Breaking Bad’.

Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, directed by Hansal and Jai Mehta, is a Hindi drama webseries. It is based on the bestselling novel ‘The Scam: Who Won, who Lost, who Got Away’ written by journalists Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu. The show has now overtaken ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ to become the highest rated IMDb series. It recieved a 10-star rating over 16k times and has the average score of 9.6/10.

The miniseries ‘Chernobyl’ and the fan favourite drama ‘Breaking Bad’ has an IMDb rating of 9.4 and 9.5 out 0f 10, respectively. Both were critically acclaimed and received a number of awards and recognition. The Indian series on the first major financial fraud of the country has now left them behind.


The show follows the meteoric rise and subsequent fall of stockbroker Harshad Mehta. He siphons around 1000 crore Indian rupees, which leads to the crash of the Bombay Stock Exchange. It also tells us the story of the Padma Shri awardee journalist Sucheta Dalal. Her incesseant hard work and investigative journalism exposed Harshad Mehta’s scam.

Pratik Gandhi, Gujrati theatre and film actor pulls off the character effortlessly. He does not try to be a one-dimensional sinister and greedy person but a real human being with aspirations. This is his first major breakthrough as the Indian audience has finally welcomed him into their hearts with this role. Former model Shreya Dhanwanthary has done a wonderful job in portraying the frustration that came with the investigative journalism.

The series has made the Indian audience go crazy. Fans can’t stop praising the acting and direction of the show, especially the portrayal of Bombay through the three decades.