Why Cheat India Movie Review: All Critics Review Round-Up

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Cheat India Review Roundup

Consensus - Mediocre!

'Cheat India' aka 'Why Cheat India' stars Emraan Hashmi in the lead role. 'Cheat India' is written and directed by Soumik Sen. The story of 'Cheat India' revolves around India's Education system, exams and scams. The film released on 18th January 2019, certified 'U/A' with the runtime of 121 minutes. Here we bring you all the critic reviews and ratings of 'Cheat India'. We will keep updating this post as new critic reviews come in. Also See - Why Cheat India Box Office Collection Report; Day 1

Cheat India All Critic Reviews & Ratings

Even with the flaws in the story, the film and its various subjects have enough at hand to keep you entertained.

  • News 18 | Review By - Rajeev Masand | Rating-2/5
Why Cheat India fast becomes a slog. The themes are relevant, but the writing is flat; the screenplay lacks urgency.

Why Cheat India is disjointed and disappointing, never quite knowing which side it is on.

What’s harder to take is the inconsistent tonality and the convoluted second act. Every time you think the film has reached a climax, Soumik tacks on another end.

The writing is flat. The wheeze is ingenious enough to fill a great film, but Sen revels in obvious filmy cliché.

  • Scroll | Review By - Nandini Ramnath | Rating-3/5
The script has also been written by Soumik Sen, who is in better form here than in his previous film, the misfire Gulaab Gang; despite being disjointed and overstretched.

  • DNA | Review By - Meena Iyer | Rating-2.5/5
For a film that tackles education, the screenplay should have concentrated on plain speak. Instead, this one takes an incoherent approach.

  • Mid Day | Review By - Mayank Shekhar | Rating-1.5/5
Eventually starts descending to such levels of random, thoughtless spinning of the yarn that by the end of it you're not even too sure it's the same film that you had started with in the first place.

  • Rediff | Review By - Sukanya Verma | Rating-2/5
But the script is all over the place and lacks nuance or coherence to balance its problems with its purpose and air any real grievance.

  • First Post | Review By - Udita Jhunjhunwala | Rating-2.5/5
However, perhaps too attached to his script, Sen is unable to skillfully pull it all together. Some scenes are particularly untidy – in their design, execution and casting.

It’s an unpretentious masala entertainer packed with one-liners that unabashedly seek seetis for validation.

  • Gulf News | Review By - Manjusha Radhakrishnan | Rating-2/5
‘Cheat India’ seems to be one of those films which may seem interesting in theory and on paper, but is yawn-inducing when it’s translated from paper into the big screen.

Overall Average Rating - 2.25/5

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