Let’s get the cat out of the bag! With the already existing array of films and shows on varied kinds of cons, do we need another brief reminder of the fraudulent history where commoners were duped and rich who exploited them to get richer? Hell, yes! Not only does it make for a good watch (apart from the series on serial killers), it also serves as a reality check for introspection and information exchange. Enters discovery+ and their new show Money Mafia that promises to detangle the dark world of white-collar crimes. From the Telgi Scam to The Mehul Choksi fiasco, the show will consist of 8 episodes spread across two seasons which investigate scams in various segments like Revenue and Law, Tax and Finance, Cyber Frauds and The Stock Market.Money Mafia Season 1 Download
I watched the first episode titled Fake Stamp Paper: The King of Cons about Abdul Karim Telgi, as part of the screener and here’s what I thought it’s another Bad Boy Billionaires without the whataboutery and traces of drama.The first episode manages to break down the greed and fraud of Abdul Karim Telgi. Tracing back his roots to Khanapur in Karnataka and his days of selling fruits on the railway station, the documentary doesn’t waste a lot of time on his formative years and jumps right to the workings of the mastermind and his multi-crore stamp paper scam. With money and the scam running into a massive Rs 20,000 crore and other estimates ranging from Rs 3,000 crore to Rs 30,000 crore. How did he do all that? The series, with just a thirty minute time frame, delves right into it in classic documentary style – narrated as anecdotes by a panel including investigative journalist Mandar Parab, whistleblower Jayant Tinaikar, retired DG Police, Karnataka, R. Srikumar who was the chief of the investigating team and even two-time MLA Anil Gote.