Why Cheat India Review

Why Cheat India Review - Checkout movie reviews of Why Cheat India by Top Critics. The movie features Emraan Hashmi and Shreya Dhanwanthary in leading roles. It is directed by Soumik Sen and it released in India on 18th January 2019.

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Dreams, aspirations, competition, achievements and all that fills the minds of the young in India forms a dangerous concoction that kills creativity, encourages baser instincts to come to the fore, and that snowballs into a major crisis eventually. Thanks to newspaper reports, we are all aware of some young minds in a bid to outdo their peers, or not being able to live up to the expectations of their parents who invest in their children's careers, becoming hapless victims who fall prey to the growing demands of their families to become engineers, doctors and MBAs.
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By Udita Jhunjhunwala (2.5/5)
Rakesh Singh (Emraan Hashmi) has built an empire based on need and is now exploiting the very system that he was unable to crack. An unsuccessful medical school aspirant, a disappointment to his father (a portrait of all that is wrong with parenting), Rakesh found a niche, burrowed into it and built a lucrative, albeit illegal, business.
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By Anupama Chopra (2.5/5)
Why Cheat India, the makers tell us, is a hybrid of fact and fiction. This blend - maybe we should call it faction - seems to have become Bollywood's favourite genre. Think of Uri, Padman, Sanju, Raazi, Raid and so many others. These films want both - the authenticity and heft of fact with the dramatic possibilities of fiction. It's tough to do and many directors topple. In Why Cheat India, Soumik Sen manages to stay standing for some time. Subtlety is not his strength but in his own, heavy-handed way, Soumik creates a reasonably engaging first hour.
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By Charu Thakur (1.5/5)
Jugaad. That's the word every average Indian is familiar with since the time their cognitive faculties start functioning. We end up finding jugaad for every problem that ever arises on the surface of the earth. So how could the education system stay untouched by it?Have money but no intelligence? We have jugaad for you. Have the brains but no money to sustain? Here's another jugaad for you. And filmmaker Soumik Sen introduces one such baap of all jugaads, Rakesh Singh aka Rocky (Emraan Hashmi), who has a perfect solution for every student who has to sit incessantly for every MBA or engineering or bank exam and wait to make it to the list - proxy examinations.
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The Hindu
By Namrata Joshi
A few years ago the infamous picture of "Bihar cheating"-people climbing up the examination hall building to pass on notes to examinees - had left many incredulous. Whether the viral picture was fake or not, the problem is real. I remember growing up in Uttar Pradesh hearing tales of proxy thesis writers and PhD providers. The central conceit of Soumik Sen's new film then rings true - using bright and needy students to fill in for rich and not so bright ones to help them clear entrance exams for much in demand courses. Rakesh aka Rocky (Emraan Hashmi) makes an enterprise out of the examination scam.
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By Devesh Sharma (3/5)
Rakesh Singh (Emraan Hashmi) runs a scam wherein he gets brilliant students give engineering entrance exams in proxy for not-so-brilliant but rich students for a fee. Sattu (Snighadeep Chatterjee) is one such star pupil that he uses in his schemes. Sattu's elder sister Nupur (Shreya Dhanwanthary) is smitten by Rakesh and a romance of sorts grows between the two, though he's too much of a businessman to let emotions hold sway.
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By Rahul Desai (1/5)
Have you ever seen a movie that is so aggressively daft that it's too smart for you? The kind of self-obsessed, tone-deaf, overwrought corruption porn that believes that showing dishonest people in a hopeless system automatically makes them the heroes? The sort of morally warped, star-worshipping, formula-pandering anti-narrative that spends 118 out of 120 minutes romanticizing the machinery of cheating only to tell us that cheating is correct and India is doomed? The kind of unimaginative, unoriginal social-message drama that makes you feel like you're a masterful fortune teller (scamster enters, starts empire, becomes rich, tragedy, grows conscience) within the first three minutes? Me neither. But if you can get past the grammatical wrongness of the title of a film that is ironically all about the awfulness of our education system - wait, is that deliberate? - you just might.
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By Mayank Shekhar (1.5/5)
The 'curse of the second half' in Hindi pictures is simply so severe, especially when it comes to films with well-known faces, that even as I find myself really enjoying a movie, there's a radar at the back of the brain constantly cautioning one to only hope that the post-interval portions even live up to the first half - by half. If so, then as an audience, you're pretty much through.
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By Umesh Punwani (3/5)
Rakesh Singh (Emraan Hashmi), a scamster, is a kingpin of a group executing the cheats happening in the top exams throughout the country. He hunts down a scholar student in Satyendra Dubey (Snighadeep Chatterjee) convinces him to write the exams for rich spoilt brats. This inaugurates the easy and grey way for Satyendra aka Sattu to earn money.
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By Sukanya Verma (2/5)
Emraan Hashmi has the gift of the gab. He has made a career out of playing crooked characters and unapologetically defending their lack of ethics in a manner so persuasive you won't notice the glibness until you start thinking about it.Why Cheat India milks this attribute to make him look like some kind of modern-day Robin Hood of the academic world.
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By Meena Iyer (2.5/5)
Why Cheat India exposes the malpractices, scams and flaws in the Indian education system. Rakesh Singh aka Rocky (Emraan Hashmi) is a con man; an unscrupulous agent who goes to great lengths to amass wealth. His avaraciousness has him looting students, politicians and the corrupt administration. However, when his path crosses that of simpleton, Nupur (Shweta Dhanwanthary), Rocky realises that someone, somewhere will make him accountable for his actions.
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By Priyanka Sinha Jha (3/5)
The film starring Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary and Snighdhadeep Chatterjee takes up a subject that is novel and immediately strikes a chord with practically anyone in India who has appeared for competitive exams. As we all know, India is a country where clearing and scoring in competitive entrance exams of one or the other institute is the ultimate litmus test of a person's worth. For many youngsters, it is the only shot at a decent life, so it is no surprise to see students buckle under pressure and take extreme steps.
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By Nandini Ramnath (3/5)
Cheat India, the original title of Soumik Sen's film, suits its amorality far better than the new one. Now known as Why Cheat India as a result of a censor board intervention, the film offers a sly tribute to a unique strain of the Indian entrepreneurial spirit. It involves finding loopholes in systems and institutions and plugging them with thick wads of rupee notes.
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The Times Of India
By Rachit Gupta (3/5)
Rakesh Singh (Emraan Hashmi) runs a business that allows education scams to flourish in the country. He enrols bright students into his plan, makes them write proxy exams for students who are unable to score or pass, and then, helps them procure a fake degree. This story revolves around one such boy, Sattu (Snigdhadeep Chatterjee), who dreams of a better life, and in turn, falls prey to Rakesh's scheming plan.
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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (1.5/5)
Why do so many students in India resort to cheating during examinations? Why Cheat India (previously called Cheat India) has a worthy theme to explore, because it impacts the lives of so many of our young, as they mug night and day to crack that one exam which will lift them and their families out of the relentless grind of jobbery and poverty.
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Hindustan Times
By Raja Sen (1.5/5)
The 'Why' is existential. India cheats. It may even be the one thing we're good at as a people, the spirit of jugaad that ties us together and keeps this makeshift raft above water. It is hard not to be awestruck by artful dodgers, with the foresight and gall to wheedle their way through life on an impressive, unprecedented scale.
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