Release Date: 18 January 2019
Starring: Shreya Dhanwanthary, Emraan Hashmi, Ammar Taalwala
Language: Hindi (With English Subtitles)
DIRECTOR: Soumik Sen
PRODUCER: T Series
Studio: Madhu Entertainment
Australia, New Zealand
Synopsis: ‘Cheat India’, inspired by true events, is a film for the country’s youth and parents alike. Set in the heartland, it looks at the malpractices in the Indian education system.
In a system where admission into an elite institution is the holy grail of a student’s journey, Rakesh (Emraan Hashmi), endowed with a glib tongue and confident air, works quietly behind the scenes, in making undeserving dreams come true. He is the modern day Robin Hood using the brainy to help those with lesser IQ.
Rakesh becomes impregnable as his empire grows. With sleuths on his trail, the incorrigible power-intoxicated master-mind must continue to navigate his way through a complex web that wants to ensnare him.
Set in the early 2000s, the topical film, abdicating conventional moral attitudinizing, is a riveting drama about the Indian student who has been left with no choice but to brave the rotten grind of the education system stifled by the ‘money is power’ philosophy.