‘Crook’ Film Panned By Critics

By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Saturday, October 9, 2010

MUMBAI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)-The latest Emraan Hashmi starrer ‘Crook‘ directed by Mohit Suri has hit the theaters and as expected the fans of the so called serial kisser actor are happy. The film may do decent business owing to the image of the actor and its catchy and topical theme but the critics have given it a thumb down in general. The feedback is that while the choice of theme is good and relevant the director has not done justice to it and the film lacks the seriousness. It is only in the second half the movie gets back on track after wasting the first half in incoherent developments. Emraan Hashmi essays a role which he has done earlier in the movies of the same director and his baddie act in Australia does not offer anything new.

The director of ‘Crook‘ however does not take sides while depicting the menace of racism and that is where the movie gets its brownie points. Newcomer actress Neha Sharma looks good but her acting skills lack finesse. The delicate issue of racism could have been dealt better as the movie treats the theme as vendetta saga to a point. The abundance of comedy and romance also plays spoilsport in the film.

The director of ‘Crook‘ got acclaims for his earlier films like ‘Zeher’ and ‘Woh Lamhe’. However, Crook does not live up to the standard and at the end of the day it remains a watchable flick, not a memorable one. Emraan Hashmi however is not much perturbed by the poor critical review the film has got.

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