The trailer of Emraan Hashmi’s Cheat India has been unveiled the today. The film is roughly based on the malpractices which are being carried out in the education system especially during the entrance exams for various respected fields like engineering, banking, management and other coveted tests.
Emraan as Rakesh helps aspiring students get through the toughest entrances by taking money from them and making a team toppers write the exam on their behalf. He accepts cash and promises a seat in a coveted institution in return.
Cheat India ruthlessly mocks the corrupt practices that take place in India. Although the film has a predictable plot, Emraan pulls off his character with aplomb.
Watch the trailer here:
The film will also mark the debut of Shreya Dhanwanthary and features over 40 theatre actors, who were cast by the makers after extensive auditioning.
The shooting of the film was wrapped up in September this year. Earlier, while announcing the project, the 39-year-old had said that the film will take a startling look at the crimes in the Indian education system ‘which has created a parallel ecosystem infested with a mafia of sorts’. He had further said that he was excited to be essaying a character which he believes will be a landmark one in his filmography.
‘Cheat India’ is helmed by ‘Gulaab Gang’ director Soumik Sen. This is the second flick from Hashmi’s production house- Emraan Hashmi Films.
The film will hit the big screens on January 25, 2019, and is most likely to face a Box Office clash with Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika: Queen Of Jhansi’ and Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Super 30’.
We see in a Trailer Emraan’s character — in a neat shirt and pant, neatly combed hair and a tilak — crack a deal with an aspirant by offering him to become a part of the seamy world. He asks him to become ‘nakalmand’ (cheat) from ‘akalmand’ (intelligent). Basically, he asks this youngster to sit for exams for the less bright and make a killing in the bargain.
If that hasn’t caught your attention, we’d suggest you pull out your microscope and look closely. Notice something? No? Fine, let us give you some perspective. The notes used in the poster are of Rs 1000. Still doesn’t ring a bell?
These notes are not in use anymore. Ever since the government brought in the demonetised in 2016, the Rs 1000 notes have been pulled back. So why is Emraan using the notes in the poster? It simply means that the movie is set in the early 2000s.
The poster also features the tagline of the movie: “Nakal Mein Akal Hai.”