Why Cheat India (Critics Reviews)
Why Cheat India is a 2019 Indian crime drama film written and directed by Soumik Sen. It features Emraan Hashmi and Shreya Dhanwanthary in its lead roles. The film was theatrically released on 18th January, 2019. Film is based on the crimes which is done in education market.
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- Emraan Hashmi as Rakesh Singh
- Shreya Dhanwanthary as Nupur
- Snighadeep Chatterjee as Sattu
Marketing and release
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The first official poster was released on 28th August, 2018. The second official poster was released on 12th November, 2018.
A short official teaser of the film was released on 16th November, 2018. Let’s have a look on it:
The official trailer of film was released on 12th December, 2018. Let’s have a look on it:
In January 2019, the film’s title was changed due to a last-minute objection from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Initially title was “Cheat India”, it will now be released as “Why Cheat India”.
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The film got mixed reviews from critics.
Shubhra Gupta writing for The Indian Express says ” Why Cheat India is disjointed and disappointing, never quite knowing which side it is on, even as it spends time showing us how good students can be ruined by greed, and how parents can put killing pressure on their children in their struggle to break the vicious gap between present debt and potential income.” she further says “The material is slender and too stretched over two hours, as it goes from engineering-medicine into management, the holy grail.” She concludes her review with “Finally, the villain is outed: it is the confused, contrived writing. Why cheat us the viewers?”
Priyanka Sinha Jha of News18.com giving 3 stars out of 5 writes “Emraan Hashmi’s Shortcut to Success is Worth a Watch ‘Why Cheat India’ takes up a subject that is novel and immediately strikes a chord with practically anyone in India who has appeared for competitive exams. Unfortunately, though Director Soumik Sen, who’s also the writer of the film, fails to turn all this wonderful material into a compelling film. Why Cheat India’s Achilles heel is its inability to infuse a powerful premise with the dramatic heft it required. The script does not rise above the research points and the writing is clumsy in parts. More often than not, there are easy and simplistic resolutions to tricky situations. The screenplay attempts to go in many directions and ends up going it goes nowhere. While trying to make the film something of a commercial potboiler and satire, Why Cheat India falls between the two stools it tries to stand upon.” She ends her review with “However, because the film’s heart is in the right place and its observations astute, Why Cheat India is worth a watch.”
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Gaurang Chauhan of Times Now News reports:
“Why Cheat India has opened on a poor note at the box office. So much so, that it might turn out to be one of the lowest openers for Emraan Hashmi in recent times. Ironically, this is also one of his better-received films in recent times. The occupancy rate is only around 5 per cent for Why Cheat.”
The first day domestic collection of the film is Rs 1.71 crores.
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The music of the film was composed by Rochak Kohli, Guru Randhawa, Krsna Solo, Kunaal-Rangon, Agnee and Soumik Sen while the lyrics were written by Manoj Muntashir, Kumaar, Kunaal Verma, Guru Randhawa and Juhi Saklani.
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