Set in 1980s' and 90s' Bombay, Scam 1992 follows the life of Harshad Mehta - a stockbroker, who single-handedly took the stock market to dizzying heights and his catastrophic downfall. Being directed by National Award winning filmmaker Hansal Mehta, the series is based on journalists Debashis Basu and Sucheta Dalal's book "The Scam".
Following the disturbing press conference release, Delhi offers a deal to Harshad, based on which he withdraws his press statement. With most of his assets standing defunct, Harshad goes back to restore Growmore. Bhushan's revelation that Harshad holds the benaami shares proves to be too costly. What becomes of Harshad now?
Harshad's friend, Bhushan during the CBI interrogation threatens to expose the former's Delhi allies. After Madhavan resigns from his post there is no further reason to keep Harshad behind bars. After a 11 day imprisonment, the fraudster is finally out in the open and holds a press conference, the revelations in which, are good enough to shake up quite a few who matter.
Finding suspicious fund movements in Harshad's SBI account, the RBI governor directs the bank to start tracking his account. Harshad, in order to be on the safe side, asks Sitaraman not to present the 500 crores sum in the accounting records. With RBI's close surveillance and shrinking stock market, will Harshad be able to hold his grip firmly?
Sucheta grabs a big piece of information when Venkitarajan lets her in on hte news of NHB's involvement in the scam. Based on the news published by Sucheta, CBI officer Madhavan begins grilling Pherwani. Fearing that Pherwani may spill the beans, Harshad connects with Delhi. Pherwani is later found dead. Is there a connection between the call and Pherwani's death?
In the late 70’s, a Ghatkopar-based middle-class lad joins the stock market and soon picks up the art of jobbing. Where will this new found skill take him in future?
Harshad gets lured into the money market following a jibe from Ajay Kedia, the broker from Calcutta. Once in the money market, he learns that the shots are being called by Citibank and it's chain of brokers. Building his own cartel, Harshad starts giving them "Bankerage". With SBI as his client, will Harshad's fortune turn around for good?
Sucheta receives a lead from Bellary regarding the 500 Cr. that is apparently missing from Harshad's books. At the same time she is shocked to know that Harshad has smartly paid off most of his debts to SBI. She has just 24 hours in hand to expose him. Where will this chase end?
Harshad's sudden success spurt catches many eyes. One such is that of Sucheta Dalal, a financial journalist. She is tracking his activities and is on the lookout for evidence against hin. Meanwhile, Harshad indulges in a massive buying spree, a 15000 sq feet house and several cars being an example. Will this pompous life go down well for him?
Venkitarajan becomes aware of more than one Bank being involved in the money scam. This in turn widens the scope of the entire scam scenario and an RBI investigation is set up which sheds more light into Harshad's fraud as well. Some shocking facts are brought to light, compelling a CBI investigation thereof. What awaits Harshad at the end of this investigation?
Harshad's life goes for a toss egen bankruptcy hits him hard coupled with his father's demise. Although disturbed, Harshad does not give up but ventures into the consultancy business and sets up Growmore Consultancy. While his friend, Pranav Sheth finds him corporate clients, Bhushan is roped in to join the firm. Armed with the new economic policies by PM Rajiv Gandhi, Harshad's fate sees a growth spurt in buisness. With growth, comes limelight. Is it for good or bad?