News|May 23, 2010 3:40 pm

Hook Ya Crook

Its a John Abraham, Kay Kay Menon, Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Rao and Genelia D’souza, may be Uday Chopra starer fillum, directed by David Dhawan, produced by Ronnie Screwvala and written by Rensil D’Silva,

Rensil D’Silva by the way is the award winning writer of Rang De Basanti and Amitabh Bachchan starer Aks.

coming back to Hook Ya Crook, its a thriller with cricket and comedy, the fillum is shot in Hyderabad and Mumbau, the shooting had started from 23 January 2009.

But it got stuck because of John Abraham’s ankle fracture, this happened while sliding down a twenty-foot pole, becasue of such mishap the release date 19th March 2010 is postponded,
and not just postpond,, UTV decided that they wont be releasing, John Abraham and Director David Dhawan have decided to release the film themselves, and the date fixed is 10 December 2010.

The fillum has music by Pritam.

Hook Ya Crook is made in a budget of 40 crore, which is a realistic film based on Cricket the most loved game in India and all over world, John has taken special trainig from the cricketer Rohit Sharma’s coach Dinesh Lad to look authentic,

When asked John about his training of cricket, he said,

Apart from Dinesh, Mahi (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) also helped me a lot. He said that when you pick up a bat, you should pretend that you’re picking up an axe to chop a tree. He’s the best cricketer in the world.

The characters in the fillams are different from eachother,

John shares his cell with Shreyas, His character is sucha that he can get whatever one wants or needs behind bars, thts why his mates rely on him for their needs like cigarettes and alcohol.

Ashutosh Rana’s character is a strict warder, Yashpal Sharma and Murli Sharma are the assistants of Ashutosh,
Kay Kay Menon plays a convict with Govinda’s nephew Krushna,
Sharad Kapoor & Pawan Malhotra are playing gangleaders in jail.

Genelia D’Souza the lead actress is John Abraham the lead actros girlfriend in the fillum.

In hyderabad the team worked for 40 days and completed th shoot on time, then they came back to Mumbai and with 20 days schedule at a strech,

When asked the director David Dhawan to comment on Hook Ya Crook, he said,

Hook Ya Crook is a realistic film made in David Dhawan style, It is a sports film in jail. It has music by Pritam. The director of photography is Natrajan. My son is also helping me out.

David Dhawan is very happy the way the movie has been made, simple and with fun, he said,

We start our shoot at 7 am, and our camera rolls by 7:45 am, My cast is great. They respect me a lot. It’s fun when you have actors who listen to you and are ready on the sets.

The team was having somuch of fun on the shot that they didnt have shoot on some days and played cricket, but also they managed to complete the shoot on time,when they didnt work in day time, they finished the night shoots by fixing night shoots.
once they shot a scene and played cricket again , the shot was
“Assistant warden Yashpal Sharma is on his rounds. He wants Shreyas’ character to get something for him. As he approaches his cell, Krushna teases him. Sharma slaps him, and proceeds.”

after this shoot the whole cast and crew went back to the ground and started playing crickte, it was easy for Shreyas becasue he has done cricket based fillum ‘Iqbal’ already.

fresh pairing of John and Genelia for the first time on the big screen.

This is John’s second fillum sports related, he has worked in Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal earlier as a football player,
We have heard that Indian Cricket Team player M.S. Dhoni will be giving aguest appearance in the fillum, dont know till what extent it is true,

John Abraham & Genelia is for the first paired in a fillum, The cricket loves might love the fillum becasue of cricket being the main plot of the movie.

Hook Ya Crook is scheduled to be released on 10th December 2010.

Check out the Photos of the Hook Ya Crook team enjoying at the time of Shoot and stills from the fillum.