After the blockbuster success of Rip-off 1992, Hansal Mehta is all set to return with the following season. Tentatively titled ‘Rip-off 2003: The Curious Case of Abdul Karim Telgi’, the sequence will delve into the lifetime of Abdul Karim Telgi, who earned a fortune by printing pretend stamp paper.
The sequence guarantees to be an intriguing watch because it chronicles the rise and fall of the person from Khanapur in Karnataka and the way he pulled off one in every of India’s most ingenious scams unfold throughout a number of states. The rip-off worth was alleged to be round a whopping Rs. 20,000 crores. Because the staff of writers work on the script, the makers will quickly announce the solid. The present will go on flooring by the tip of the yr and launch in 2022 on SonyLIV.
Rip-off 2003 might be tailored from the Hindi ebook ‘Reporter ki Diary’, authored by journalist Sanjay Singh, who broke the rip-off again within the time. Acclaimed Marathi author Kiran Yadnyopavit has additionally been roped in to develop the present together with Singh. Apparently, an online sequence on the identical topic — Paper, starring Rohit Bose Roy, was launched final yr on Ullu.
Hansal Mehta, recognized for guiding acclaimed movies like Aligarh, Omerta and the Nationwide Award-winning Shahid shared that he’s excited to be again with the staff to helm one other ‘rip-off’ story. In a press release, the filmmaker mentioned, “I’m delighted to be again with exploring one more fascinating story following the immense success of Rip-off 1992. The brand new season of this franchise will deal with one other riveting story that shook the nation just a few years in the past – the stamp paper rip-off.”
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Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Leisure, who will bankroll the online present, added that Rip-off 1992 helped them set up a strong floor for the ‘Rip-off’ franchise. And now the staff goals at telling tales concerning the varied scams that the nation witnessed over time. “The success of Rip-off 1992 endorsed our perception concerning the audiences’ curiosity in such tales. We’re extraordinarily thrilled to announce “The Telgi Story” as the following season. There may be some nice potential we see on this story and are completely delighted to associate as soon as once more with StudioNEXT, SonyLIV and Hansal Mehta in taking ahead this franchise,” added Nair.
Primarily based on the ebook by journalist Sucheta Dalal, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story was one of many greatest successes final yr on the digital medium. It was co-directed by Hansal and son Jai Mehta. Starring Pratik Gandhi and Shreya Dhanwanthary, the sequence delved into the lifetime of stockbroker Harshad Mehta. Aside from the tight storyline, the star solid’s efficiency was lauded by each viewers and critics. Even it’s music grew to become fairly in style with many recreating viral movies on the title observe. The present and its actors lately bagged quite a few awards at varied occasions.
Who was Abdul Karim Telgi?
Born in a small city in Karnataka, Telgi was born to authorities workers who labored with the Indian Railways. After the loss of life of his father, Telgi took up odd jobs and finally moved to Saudi Arabia.
On his return, he tried his hand on the counterfeit enterprise and initially restricted his enterprise to creating pretend passports. With a scarcity of stamps and stamp papers to hold out varied authorized paperwork, Telgi discovered a chance and targeted on making pretend stamp papers.
First case was filed towards Telgi in 1991 after which in 1995, however by no means probed. His golden run got here to an finish in 2001 as he was arrested by the Karnataka Police.
In 2003, a lot to the embarrassment of the Mumbai Police, as an alternative of taking Telgi to the Crime department workplace, cops had been discovered partying with him at his Colaba home. A SIT submitted its report in April 2003.
In 2007, Telgi was convicted within the rip-off and awarded 30 years of imprisonment and a tremendous of Rs 202 crores. He later died of multi-organ failure.