DVD Crook: It’s Good to Be Bad

DVD Crook: It’s Good to Be Bad
DVD Crook: It’s Good to Be Bad

Run time: 121 min
Rating: 4.9
Genres: Action | Drama | Thriller
Director: Mohit Suri
Writers: Kumaar, Mohit Suri
Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Neha Sharma, Arjan Bajwa
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)
Plot Keywords: bollywood, forgiveness, abortion, thug, love
Country: India
Release Date: 8 October 2010 (India)
Box Office
Budget: $3,000,000 (estimated)


  1. One thing that one notices about Emraan Hashmi is that he usually does very "hatke" type movies. Crook, once again, proves this.

    Crook handles a number of different issues, it handles sibling rivalry, racism and racial attacks, and the truth of life. Now, put all these issues together, mix it in with two girls, a man who wants PR and is able to do anything to get it, and you get Crook.

    Now, the first half of the movie is just happy happy Jai/Suraj (Emraan Hashmi) and happy Happy Suhaani (Neha Sharma) and annoying annoying Samarth (Arjan Bajwa).

    The second half, where the movie takes a dramatic turn because of the racial attack is what really keeps the movie going. the attacks really make you think about the maybe disadvantages of living in the US or abroad, away from India/Pakistan and what might happen. However, I think that the attacks were less extreme and maybe a little less violent than displayed.

    Music, "Challa" is very cute and is popular and widely heard on the Radio. "Mere Bina" is soulful and pleasant to the ears. Acting, well let's see. Emraan Hashmi acts quite well, in the first half there isn't much room for actual acting, though in the second half he proves he can act. Neha Sharma is new to Bollywood, but she acted quite well for a newcomer. Arjan Bajwa overacts at times. The Australian is only there for skin show.

    Overall, a decent watch, but not a good idea for the light hearted. Also, not really a family movie. Better off alone. One time watch at it's best.

  2. Emraan Hashmi and Neha Sharma starter movie "Crook:its good to be bad" this time its a bit messed up..the story of the movie is set in austrailia and its about the racism started in 2005 to 2010 between Indian's & australians. Mahesh Bhatt needs to make something original,this was watchable only because of Emraan Hashmi otherwise this would have gone unnoticed.Hashmi saved you sir. and Pritam soundtrack is awesome again songs like challa,kiya,tujh mein and remixes are superb.so the thing is next time you make something be carefull the audince bashed it and you know it i hope you will come-up with something nice next time. and whats with the sex,kissing and bar dance scenes .common man have you lost your mind.and not all Aussie girls act like that.damn himesh movies are better then this.anyway in 2010 this movie is slammed as racist and it shows why there is so much hatred in this world.attempt to make a movie on a serious matter .you made this a joke of the decade..well done sir.

  3. I just saw this movie. Wow, what an experience! This is certainly not a movie Indian public will like, with Masala factor being around zero; but I am fine with that since I do not like Bollywood movies that look like Hollywood parodies from the 1980ies!

    This movie has got it all: solid screenplay, wonderful cast, marvelous locations and beautiful soundtrack. Even though direction could have been better, ''Crook'' is good, and never disappoints. Emraan Hashmi's (interpreting Jai Dixit) acting is convincing, albeit too casual at times. The newcomer Bihari Neha Sharma (here in the role of Suhani) is more than beautiful and has proved that she is here to stay. Katrina Kaif watch out! Arjan Bajwa (of Guru and Fashion) is the main villain here (Samarth). He is getting better and better with each movie, although I don't think he's convincing enough (while) interpreting antagonists.

    The movie is based on true events, but with a dose of fiction. I'd say that it's 75% true.

    9.5/10 Highly recommended!

  4. Crook is a very good movie. Its title is crook because of the main characters early life in India was as a small time criminal. This movie is made to reunite and solve the problem between Australians and Indians. It was due to people like Samarth who create problems in Australia, not every one is bad or uncultured. Russell does not kill Suhani in the end which shows that Aussies are not that inhuman, moral of the story is "although people have different status in life, everyone's dignity is the same. respect each other." Mohit Suri did a good job! I would recommend this movie. The interesting part about Crook is that Mohit takes both sides of the coin and represents it well. He showcases the Australian side of it, as they protect the native culture from potential damage by Indians and others. At the same time, Indian students seek leadership in Arjan Bajwa as he fights for his culture abroad. And lastly he portrays that peace can be mainted only and only if both the sides work hand in hand.

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