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Crook: It's Good to Be Bad (2010)

Corrupt police and racially motivated attacks against Indian students complicate a re-located crook's life and romance in Australia.

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Russell (as Francis Michael Chouler)
Jeffrey Tangreo Tsoutsos
Aman Hora
Jaideep Suri
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Darmendra Singh
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Vineet Kumar Singh
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When Sub-Inspector Joseph Pinto finds that his foster son, Jai Dixit, sired by a deceased, re-formed gangster, has taken to crime, he arranges for his re-location to Melbourne, and has his name changed to Suraj Bhardwaj. Jai does re-locate there, and gets hired as a taxi-driver. He gets attracted to Suhani, much to the of her brother, Samarth, who wants her to marry Gurdaspur-based Romi Latti, who is also in Melbourne on a university scholarship. With mounting racially-motivated attacks and profiling ('Curry Boy', 'Indian Curry') against Indian students, Samarth actively protests - but Jai refrains from doing so - even after Romi is badly beaten by Caucasian youth. The protest results in violence, and Samarth is arrested. On the day of his discharge, Jai is told by a stripper, Nicole, that plans are afoot to kill Samarth, and he decides to intervene. He does succeed and even accompanies Suhani to the Police Station to identify her brother's attackers. It is here that the police will ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The first Punjabi Sikh rap group Hustler HC from England sampled Gurdaas Mann song "Challa" from Punjabi movie Long Da Lishkara. They used it in their song "Let The Hustlers Play". Years later Babbu Maan sampled the song "Challa" for a song in the film Crook. See more »

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The number plate changes on the Mercedes convertible that the girl picks the guy up at the airport near the beginning. See more »

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Jab Maine Paaya Tujhey... Kho Diya
Lyrics by Kumaar
Music by Pritam Chakraborty
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Don't understand the under 5.0 rating of this film
15 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film even though it was only rated on IMDb as 4.9. I was surprised it scored so low as it really isn't that bad a film at all. Yes, it has it's bad points, but overall it is a gripping watch, has some great cinematic moments, and leaves one feeling you hadn't just wasted two hours. I've given it a six, although were it possible I would have given it 6.5.

One slight criticism was that the overall theme should have been more to the forefront. For the first hour it focuses on the protagonist himself rather than the plight of the protagonist. The latter playing a minor role in comparison to the comedic and love elements relating to the lead. By the time the main theme really springs to life the various plot points need to be rushed through as time is running out. On the downside, that does mean these themes cannot be fully developed as much as I would have liked, but it does make for a fast-paced thrilling ending, which is good.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes, there were some changes I would have made, but I feel it thoroughly deserves a 6.5 rather than the 4.9 it was on when I watched it.


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