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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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Jai Dixit / Suraj Bhardwaj
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Suhani
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Samarth
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Kavin Dave ...
Romi Latti
Shella Alan ...
Nicole 'Nikki'
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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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Girl at Airport
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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"Chhalleya" by Bally Sagoo sampled the song "Challa". 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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Jaana Hai Kahan Tere Siva
Lyrics by Kumaar
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3 April 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Another Bhatt movie starring Emraan. Of course there isn't much to expect but I really like watching Hashmi's movies for: a. The songs - almost all songs from all his films have been a hit and so is the same for this movie. "Tujhko jo paaya", "kya", "Challya" all are amazing.

b. Emraan's love chemistry with the beautiful female leads - They are always beautiful and mostly new comers but Emraan's on screen chemistry and the sweet love is always worth a watch.

The film is based on racism and the recent attacks on Indian students in Australia but then its not a very serious "particular issue" based film, its more of a the typical bollywood masala with its share of romance, action, comedy. And because of that some elements are deliberately added which looks totally nonsense like, here, the Sardars living in Australia just to make it comical.

But in the end everything adds up to make a decent movie. All his movies have been a little different and something which is not often seen, yet they are never really powerful. Same goes with "Crook" but the songs and the overall look makes it worth watching once.


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