Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Snighadeep Chatterjee, Manuj Sharma
Director: Soumik Sen
Hashmi’s latest “Cheat India”, later made “Why Cheat India” is not upto the expectations what was imagined. With the lead role of Rakesh, Emraan Hashmi as a person who wants to change the education system in India with the wrong perspectives. The debutant Shreya Dhanwanthary who is not more than a talkitive wife of Emraan Hashmi.
The potential that the debutant has is underrated in this film. The actress who came up with the work level in the web series ‘Ladies Room’ is not seen here. Soumik Sen’s ‘Why Cheat India’ is based on such a man, one who trumps the daunting entrance examination gateways by sending well-prepared students to answer papers for wealthy aspirants. The actor chosen for this cocky, audacious operation is ideal: the eternally amoral Emraan Hashmi.
The film has an interesting premise. Emraan Hashmi, who has had some practice playing all manner of cheaters and fraudsters, stars as Rakesh Singh aka Rocky, a shrewd fellow who runs a scam helping wealthy candidates land seats in medical and engineering colleges by recruiting smarter students to take their entrance exams for them. He’s a messiah for desperate parents and students who know that a medical or engineering degree is a shot at a better life, and a Robin Hood-like figure for the brilliant but poor toppers who have loans to be paid off, parents to support, and sisters to be wed. Everybody wins in Rocky’s unique business plan.
Nobody knows why the film with such a good story and such flaunting star cast leaves the story booring as the movie goes on. The repetative scams that Rakesh flaunts is just irresistable. The film could be made more interesting and avoiding the audience to yawn while watching it in the theatres. The film is not abke to convince the audience with the play, but it has creativity liberty.