Emraan Hashmi's Cheat India, oops sorry Why Cheat India was set to release on January 25, 2019, but was rescheduled to January 18, 2019. So, we got to watch the movie a day prior to review it and here we are writing about Why Cheat India feeling cheated because this movie neither entertains nor gives out any message. It makes us wonder whether there was any cheating that happened in writing and directing this movie too.
So what it is all about? Rakesh urf Rocky (Emraan Hashmi) is a man who runs a business where he picks up lower class and middle class scholars to write entrance exams for rich losers. He meets Sattu an engineering entrance scholar and offers him to sit for entrance exams for others. Thanks to the greed of money, Sattu agrees. And now the movie moves forward with some really boring scenes, abrupt editing and an interval that will make you happy as you can go and order some coffee because you need to be awake and watch the second half. And the second half is no better. It keeps on going just like a never ending exam paper of which you didn't know the answers.
Finally, the movie reaches a point where it picks up. And then we are hooked to the screens because those few scenes are shot very well and a twist in the tale makes us feel, chalo there is something impressive in the movie. But that happiness also lasts for only few minutes because those scenes get over and once again the movie becomes a dull watch and it ends. Phew!!!
Okay, we know we spoke too many things that were not good in the movie. So, now let's talk about a couple of good things too. The movie is set in the late 90s and early 2000, so the props in the film especially the phones are just apt to that era. Casting of the film is also quite good. Emraan Hashmi has portrayed his role very well, but it is debutante Shreya Dhanwanthary who actually steals the show. The trailer and the songs might have indicated that she is just a love interest for the hero in the film, but she has a fantastic role and does justice to it. Snighdhadeep Chatterjee as Sattu also leaves a mark. Shivani Bedi is a comic relief in the film and makes us laugh whenever on screen. But that too happens only for a few times.
On the whole, Why Cheat India or Cheat India, if you put your money in this one, you will feel cheated.