Hansal Mehta's Scam 1992 has become the highest-rated Indian show to find its place in IMDb’s list of top 250 popular web series and television serials of all time across the world. The Pratik Gandhi starrer stands at 18th position in the list. For the unversed, the IMDb ratings are determined by users who rate the shows on a 10 point scale. Currently, it is rated at 9.6 out of 10.
In IMDb's Top 250 list of all time, Scam 1992 is joined by the likes of Band of Brothers, Chernobyl, Breaking Bad and Ricky and Morty to name a few. Pratik who played the titular role has responded to this achievement. Expressing his happiness over the news, he said it strengthens his faith in the craft. “Well, it’s a super-happy feeling. It strengthens our faith in our craft, and instinct as a whole team. I am really happy that Scam is the sole Indian show to represent Indian entertainment industry in such an esteemed list of shows,” he said.
Based on the book The Scam: Who Won, Who Lost, Who Got Away by financial journalists Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu, Scam 1992 tells the story of stockbroker Harshad Mehta who committed a series of financial crimes in 1992.
Upon its release in 2020, it had become the highest user-rated show in IMDb’s Top 10 Indian Web Series of 2020 list.