Setters is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film directed by Ashwini Chaudhary and produced by Vikash Mani. It stars Aftab Shivdasani, Shreyas Talpade, Sonnalli Seygall, Vijay Raaz, Ishita Dutta, Pavan Malhotra, Jameel Khan and Pankaj Jha. The film is about a racket “setters” who arranges brilliant student in place of weak student to appear in examination for money.
Principal photography began on 10 October 2018 and was held at various locations in New Delhi, Varanasi, Jaipur and Mumbai. Set in Banaras, Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi, the film was released on 3 May 2019.
The question papers of a banking examination are leaked even after being kept under strong security. The exam setters find out a solution to steal them, make photocopies, get them answered, and sell the answers to candidates who have paid money to them. Apurva Chaudhary is the head of the operation “setters”, which specializes in conning the examination, which includes banking, medical and engineering entrance exams. They leak the papers using their extensive network, also providing proxy candidates and latest technology based cheating. The team makes profit worth crores. Apurva is controlled by Bhaiyyaji, who manages the trade from Varanasi.
To find a solution, a special police taskforce headed by inspector Aditya Singh is set up. The members include honest officers like Dibakar Mani, Ansari and Isha Shastry. The cops trying everything but Apurva and team come up with new ideas everytime. After he successfully cons the banking examination for one in Mumbai, Bhaiyyaji gives himthe next task of engineering examination. But the cops are close and they arrest three members of Apurva’s gang. They do not reveal anything under torture.
Apurva asks Bhaiyyaji for help, but he now wants to join a party and with political aspirations he doesn’t help them. Apurva and Bhaiyyaji hence clash and they set up individual setters operations now. The police meanwhile play divide and rule and try to catch both of them. In the end Apurva changes himself and becomes a good man but police take away Bhaiyyaji.
Aftab Shivdasani as Aditya
Shreyas Talpade as Apurva
Sonnalli Seygall as Isha
Vijay Raaz as Nizam
Pavan Malhotra as Bhaiya Ji
Zeishan Quadri as Nihal
Sharat Saxena as Salim Bhai
Mahesh Manjrekar as Choudhry Ji
Ishita Dutta as Prerana, Bhaiya Ji’s daughter
Jameel Khan as Ansari
Neeraj Sood as Bhanu
Pankaj Jha as Kesariya
Venus Singh as Aarushi
Manu Rishi as Balam
Anil Mange as Dibankar
Diksha Singh as Divya (Aditya’s Wife)
Umesh Bhatia as Bank Manager
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