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55 5.5 10
Total Votes: 87
Release Date 18 January, 2019
Budget ₹23 crores
Box Office India ₹9 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹11 crores
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The story of the movie revolves around the corruption prevailing in the education system. It depicts how easily people lure innocent students to work for others’ benefits in exchange for money. Sattu is a brilliant student who writes a paper for rich students in a bid to earn money. One day he becomes a con artist and enjoys living a corrupt life. Will he convince himself to mend his ways to the path of honesty?

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹1.52 crores
Saturday₹1.96 crores
Sunday₹2.40 crores
First Weekend₹5.89 crores
Monday₹0.55 crores
Tuesday₹0.45 crores
First Week₹8.61 crores
Second Week₹0.2 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹9 crores
Worldwide Gross₹11 crores
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Movie Reception

Why Cheat India failed to perform even within the decent range and it could only manage to earn near Rs. 10 crores in its lifetime. The story writing could not appeal to the audience and it left the box office after the first week only.

Full Cast & Characters

Emraan HashmiRakesh Kumar Singh
Shreya DhanwantharyNupur Dubey
Snighdadeep ChatterjiSatyendera Dubey 'Sattu'
Navneet SrivastavaPintu
Nanda YadavMalini Awasthi

Fun Facts & Triva

  • The name 'Cheat India' was the first title for the movie and it got changed to 'Why Cheat India'.
  • The tagline 'Nakal Mein Hi Akal Hai' was removed from the movie poster.
  • The movie was released with the title “Cheat” in Pakistan.

Official Trailer