Scam 1992 to CityLights, 7 supremely engaging and entertaining shows & movies created by Scoop director Hansal Mehta

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Scam 1992 to CityLights, 7 supremely engaging and entertaining shows & movies created by Scoop director Hansal Mehta

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s new show Scoop starring Karishma Tanna, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Harman Baweja, has opened to a positive response from the audience. Available on Netflix, the recently released show centers around a crime reporter who is arrested for the murder of a fellow journalist. What happens next forms the main plot of the drama.

While the new Netflix offering (Scoop), which is based on Jigna Vora’s memoir Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison, continues to trend on social platforms, we’ve curated a list of Hansal Mehta’s binge-worthy shows and movies that deserve your attention. Available on JioCinema, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and more, these highly-rated movies and shows are good options to add to your watchlist.

Scam 1992 to CityLights, 7 terrifically engaging and entertaining shows & movies created by Scoop director Hansal Mehta

1. Shahid – YouTube

Actor Rajkummar Rao received a National Film Award for his stellar act in director Hansal Mehta’s biographical drama, Shahid. The intense drama is based on the life of lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was falsely convicted of terrorism and assassinated in 2010. A must-watch for all those who loved Mehta’s recent offering, Scoop.

2. CityLights – YouTube

Hansal Mehta’s movie Citylights tells the tale of Deepak Singh (Rajkummar Rao), a former Indian Army driver from Rajasthan who migrates to Mumbai with his family with the hope of having a better life. However, he faces unexpected new challenges after moving into the maximum city. The critically acclaimed movie is another exciting option to add to your watchlist if you liked Netflix’s new drama, Scoop, helmed by Mehta.

3. Aligarh – JioCinema, MX Player, ZEE5

Rajkummar Rao and Manoj Bajpayee joined forces for Hansal Mehta’s hard-hitting movie, Aligarh, which is based on the life of Aligarh Muslim University’s professor, Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras. The critically acclaimed movie highlights how a sting operation upends a professor’s life. And how a journalist helps him deal with the complex situation.

4. Simran – Amazon Prime Video

Kangana Ranaut headlines Hansal Mehta’s crime drama movie Simran, which is loosely based on the life of Sandeep Kaur. The movie delves into the life of a divorcee who loses all her savings in gambling and is forced to become an outlaw to get out of the financial crisis. Another binge-worthy option to watch if you liked Mehta’s recent offering, Scoop.

5. Omerta – ZEE5

Omerta is another critically acclaimed movie that deserves your attention. The biographical drama is based on the life of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was accused of kidnapping and murdering Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl. Rajkummar Rao plays the titular role in the 2017 crime drama.

6. Modern Love Mumbai – Amazon Prime Video

Take a break from the usual movies and shows and enjoy this beautiful anthology drama, Modern Love Mumbai, that features six unique love stories set in the maximum city and presented by Shonali Bose, Dhruv Sehgal, Alankrita Shrivastava, Nupur Asthana, Vishal Bharadwaj and Hansal Mehta.

7. Scam 1992 – SonyLIV

Billed as one of Hansal Mehta’s best works, Scam 1992 is a series adapted from journalist Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu’s book The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away. The shows how stockbroker Harshad Mehta bent the laws to make it big in the world of the stock market. The show starring Pratik Gandhi in the titular role, has a rating of 9.3 on IMDb.

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