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Setters (2019)

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A thriller set in Benares, Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi, Setters is about a racket profiteering from academic scams. The film follows a cat-and-mouse game between two good friends: one a cop, ... See full summary »


Ashwini Chaudhary


Ashwini Chaudhary (story), Vikash Mani (story) | 2 more credits »



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Aftab Shivdasani ... Aditya
Sonnalli Seygall ... Isha
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Vijay Raaz ... Nizam
Manu Rishi Chadha Manu Rishi Chadha ... Balam
Anil Charanjeett ... Dibankar
Pankaj Jha Pankaj Jha ... Kesariya
Jameel Khan Jameel Khan ... Ansari
Niharika Kundu Niharika Kundu ... Riya
Tanuka Laghate Tanuka Laghate ... Aparna
Venus Singh Venus Singh ... Aarushi
Neeraj Sood Neeraj Sood ... Bhanu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siddharth Bhardwaj ... Nila Babu (as Siddharth Bharadwaj)


A thriller set in Benares, Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi, Setters is about a racket profiteering from academic scams. The film follows a cat-and-mouse game between two good friends: one a cop, and the other a "setter" who arranges brilliant students in place of weak students to appear in examinations.

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3 May 2019 (India) See more »

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Lovely Films, NH Studioz See more »
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3 May 2019 | by SAMTHEBESTESTSee all my reviews

We have seen plenty of films based on Scams having multiple stories included, and getting slightly away from the main content. Only few of them were stucked to the content and there also screenplay had some extra filmy material. Setters doesn't have it, not a rare case but one of the rare. Setters is a straight forward take on trending issue of setting it in Government Competitive exams and therefore much needed subject finds it's way on the silver screen. It lacks the top class film-making but is surely a decent and watchable attempt.

Having many twists and turnarounds, the script should not be revealed to spoil the fun but a brief can be told as, it's a tom and jerry stuff between Setters and Cops. Shreyas Talpade plays a negative character Apurva and the characterisation by the writer is smartly done job. Aftab Shivdasani is honest as honest cop Aditya. Others such as Pavan Malhotra, Vijay Raaz, Sonnalli Seygall, Jameel Khan, Ishita Dutt and rest of the cast members are composed and discliplined to thier characters. Setters has some good writing skills and the screenplay is well planned, not well executed though. Kartootien is the only song in the film and that is not useless. When most of the useless songs spoils the tempo in thriller films, this one is that rare situational theme song which doesn't scramble the content. Ashwini Chaudhary as director handled the subject sensibily but he lacked that wow moments from the writer itself. Will it be fair to blame him then? At least he didn't walk on a commercial film-making path, must thank him for that.

Government Competitive exams are deathless and so does the scams are ageless, it will just get better day by day as the technology is never ending. So the film-making on it must be updated, we might have to cross the boundaries of limited vision in coming days but for now just be happy with a decent attempt. Setters, overall is a well planned watchable thriller and a straight forward pinch on a realistic subject without losing time in typical filmy masala.

RATING- 5/10*

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