Setters (film)

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Setters Official Poster.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAshwini Chaudhary
Produced by
  • Vikash Mani
  • Narendra Hirawat
Screenplay by
  • Ashwini Chaudhary
  • Vikash Mani
Story bySiraj Ahmed
Music by
CinematographySantosh Thundiyil
Edited byManik Dawar
  • Lovely Films Production House (P) Ltd.
  • NH Studioz LLP
Distributed byNH Studioz
Release date
  • 3 May 2019 (2019-05-03)
Running time
126 minutes
Box office58 lakh[4]

Setters is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film directed by Ashwini Chaudhary and produced by Vikash Mani.[5][6] 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.[7] Set in Banaras, Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi, the film was released on 3 May 2019.[8]


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.



Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
Salim–Sulaiman chronology
102 Not Out

The film's soundtrack is composed by Salim–Sulaiman and Enbee while the lyrics are written by Dr. Sagar, Raftaar and Enbee.

Track listing
1."Kartootein"Dr. Sagar, RaftaarSukhwinder Singh, Raftaar4:26
2."Boom Jawani" (music by Enbee)EnbeeRaahi, Enbee2:35


The film was released on 3 May 2019.[3]


Box office[edit]

Setters has earned 58 lakh in India.[4]


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  2. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (19 March 2019). "New release date for #Setters: 3 May 2019... Stars Aftab Shivdasani, Shreyas Talpade, Sonnalli Seygall, Ishita Dutta, Pavan Malhotra, Vijay Raaz, Jameel Khan and Manu Rishi... Directed by Ashwini Chaudhary... Produced by Vikash Mani and Narendra Hirawat... Poster:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b Jain, Arushi (15 March 2019). "Movies in May 2019: Student of the Year 2, India's Most Wanted and others". The Indian Express.
  4. ^ a b "Bollywood Hungama - Setters Box Office". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Shreyas Talpade and Aftab Shivdasani to star in 'Setters'". Times Of India. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  6. ^ "'Setters' poster: Meet the intriguing and coolest squad of mind gamers". TimesOfIndia. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Shreyas Talpade, Aftab Shivdasani to share screen space in Setters; shooting will commence on 10 October". 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  8. ^ Vyavahare, Renuka (2 May 2019). "Setters Movie Review {2.5/5}". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Setters Movie Star Cast". BollywoodHungama. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Setters first look: Aftab Shivdasani, Shreyas Talpade, Ishita Dutta's film will start its shoot this month". India TV News. 6 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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