Emraan Hashmi starrer Why Cheat India hit the theatres on 18 January 2019 talking about the corruption that takes place in India when it comes to education. Emraan is seen playing the role of a businessman Rakesh Singh who helps the wealthy students to get the admission to their dream college with the power of money. He has some bright and intelligent students with him in the business who write the exams for those who are not able to pass or score well in the exam. Thus, helping them get a fake degree.
A lot of people engage the fraudulent practices like this, however; there are some who fall prey to it. The movie is the story of one such student named Snigdhadeep Chatterjee aka Sattu who dreams of having a successful life ahead but rather gets stuck in Rakesh’s scheming plan.
Giving the deep insights of the loopholes of the education system of India, the director of the movie Soumik Sen tries to put the light over the dark realities of Indian education where in villages like Jaunpur, Kota and Jhansi, parents put pressure over their children to be part of the cliché courses like engineers, doctors and MBA students.
As Rakesh Singh’s business starts to unfold for the audience onscreen, it gives a view of the effects it creates on the brighter students and true holders of the positions. The movie takes its viewers to the biggest scams of Indian society. Even when the story of the movie had a lot to portray to its audience the director of the movie was not successful enough to give it the edge it required. Some of the scenes just look like added minutes to the duration of the movie as they make no sense. Lead actress, Shreya Dhanwanthary was underutilized in the plot.
Overall, Emraan was an added advantage to the script. His acting and the ease that he introduced his fans to, was a simple delight to watch him. There are some dialogues in the movie that really make the audience hoot and clap for the actor. Even with an average direction and flaws in the story, the movie keeps its audience engaged and entertained.
We award the movie 6.5 stars out of 10.
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