Hemant Shah is played by Abhishek Bachchan, who gives an outstanding score. In The Big Bull’s Hemant, you can see Gurukanth Desai from Mani Ratnam’s 2007 film Guru. As a stockbroker, the actor is convincing and effectively portrays the protagonist’s rags-to-riches tale. Soham Shah is excellent in the role of Viren Shah, Hemant Shah’s younger brother. After seeing his acting ability in Tummbad and Bard of Blood, the actor was expected to deliver a stronger performance. However, his erratic Gujarati accent in the film irritates you at times.
Nikita Dutta’s performance as Priya Shah is unmemorable, and she just looks pretty on screen. Supriya Pathak and Saurabh Shukla do an excellent job in their small roles in the film. Samir Soni, who plays a wealthy businessman with political ties, also appears in The Big Bull. His brief appearance on screen makes no difference to the plot. Ram Kapoor, who plays Hemant Shah’s lawyer, is in the same boat.
Abhishek Bachchan, Sohum Shah, Ileana D’Cruz, Saurabh Shukla, Ram Kapoor, Sameer Soni, Nikita Dutt, Mahesh Manjrekar, and Supriya Pathak Kapoor star in the film Big Bull. Kookie Gulati is the director of the film The Big Bull. The Big Bull has a 1.5-star rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “This film is somewhat influenced by real events and more is a fictional piece of work…” reads the first paragraph of the disclaimer. What does it mean when you say “somewhat”? What about the phrase “and more”? If it’s a fictionalized story based on real facts, as most Bollywood biopics do, or it’s a completely different piece of work. Isn’t it true that you can’t get it both ways? Is it just a snapshot of the sloppy writing that pervades The Big Bull as a whole?