‘Setters’ Movie review: Could have been a good watch but falls flat.
Last Modified On: 03 May 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
When you get a bunch of brilliant actors you should not waste it which is exactly done by the makers.
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Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Pavan Malhotra, Aftab Shivdasani, Vijay Raaz
Director: Ashwini Chaudhary
The film is about wholesale racket surrounding examination which was also used in Why Cheat India starring Emraan Hashmi released a few months back.
But that film was itself confused whether it was for the corruption or against it and increased the confusion more by adding ‘why’ to it (earlier the film was named just Cheat India).
Also Read: Blank review: The film justifies its title.
This film doesn’t create any confusion, everything is clear that it is against by making it a police procedural film.
The self-same dhoti-clad, old school villain Bhaiyyaji (Malhotra) lives in Banaras, we get a lot of local colors: the ghats, the lingo, the eating of ‘paan’ and so on.
His right hand Shreyas character is the guy who runs the operation slyly and smartly.
All is going well when an honest cop (Shivdasani) shows up, comes to trash the ‘setters’ (those who copy the question papers and pass them on, in exchange for cash). From then on, it becomes a cat and mouse game which ends in a good note.
This film has good scenes due to the actors but the actors don’t have much to do due to its weak script.
A thriller needs to be edge-of-the-seat and should give a nail-biting experience but this film doesn’t work that way which makes you feel boring and tedious.
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