ZEE5 premieres crime drama ‘Why Cheat India’

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MUMBAI: Over the top (OTT) platform ZEE5 has strengthened its movie catalogue with the global digital premiere of crime drama ‘Why Cheat India’.

Starring Emraan Hashmi and Shreya Dhanwanthary in lead roles, ‘Why Cheat India’ is a crime drama revolving around the education system and pressure faced by students to excel in examinations.

Directed by Soumik Sen, the movie is edgy and has an intriguing plot line. Set in small towns, the film highlights the education system and various facets lamented due to the pressure of examination.

ZEE5 India business head Manish Aggarwal said, “We are working towards building a robust movie library which includes all shades of entertainment for our viewers and adding Why Cheat India is a step in that direction. We received a fantastic response for Uri – The Surgical Strike and Simmba which were screened earlier this year. We are continuously working towards bringing together content which is appreciated and loved by audiences.”

Director Soumik Sen commented, “We are looking forward to our film, Why Cheat India to premiere on ZEE5 and reach a large segment of the audience. It is a compelling story which depicts the pressures levied by the Indian education system on students and how Emraan Hashmi’s character, Rakesh runs a scam around it. The film is layered and has an intriguing climax.”


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