The film features Hashmi as an education agent or sorts, who ropes in toppers to write entrance exam papers of influential or undeserving in exchange for money. The film takes a startling look at the state of education in India. The movie is produced by T-Series Films, Ellipsis Entertainment, and Emraan Hashmi Films.
Emraan Hashmi gearing up for the release of ‘Why Cheat India’ says instead of changing the title, they could have left it to the viewers. He believes the audience is smart enough to understand the context of the film.