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Star Cast – Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Ammar Taalwala
Director – Soumik Sen
Music Director – Sanjay Das
Producers – Sunny Khanna, Prem Pillai
Running Time – 2 hours 1minute
Why Cheat India Movie Review
The movie Why Cheat India focuses on existing malpractices in country’s education system, the whole concept of buying your way through education, jobs and earnings. Even with an evolving education system, the country faces scams like SSC and HSC paper leaks, CBSE re-examination, Vyaapam, etc. The movie tries to shift the attention of people to understand the vulnerability of hardworking and gifted students who get left out. Read through our Why Cheat India review to know about it better.
The movie opens with one such hopeful topper, Satyendra (Snighdadeep Chatterjee), who gets on a merit list for an engineering college. Rakesh and Sattu are illustrative characters representing the malaise in the education system. Through their journeys, writer-director Soumik Sen is spotlighting the depth of the rot and how families will adopt means fair or foul to get a boost within an unfair and almost impossible system. Hashmi plays the part evenly. We often buy into his grand speeches about the education system (including medical and MBA) and feel sympathy for worthy students caught in an admissions conundrum. Despite being disjointed and overstretched, the 120-minute movie manages to double up both as an expose of the problems that plague the examination system and a commentary on the failure of a generation to secure the future of the next one. Nearly everything the film says about what is wrong with a culture of learning build on rote learning and mark sheets rings true.