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Scams, true crime stories find draw on OTT platforms


New Delhi: Scams, cons, and crime stories based on true events are finding large audiences on OTT (over-the-top) streaming platforms that see overall traction for shows based on real life and people. While SonyLIV’s Scam 1992- The Harshad Mehta Story was a hit, it is now turning into a franchise with a second instalment Scam 2003 based on the stamp paper scam that year.

discovery+ has just launched Money Mafia, a series on white-collar crime, while Netflix has premiered Delhi Crime and Bad Boy Billionaires and has two more crime series coming up this year. Streaming platform executives said these shows require significant research and investigation, often remaining in development for up to two years.

“More than just notoriety, audiences are drawn to true life stories. When told well, with attention to accurate detail, period context, great production values and excellent performances, stories like these…

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