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Hook Ya Crook

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Hook Ya Crook
Directed byDavid Dhawan
Produced byRonnie Screwvala
Screenplay byRenzil D'silva
Story byRenzil D'silva
StarringJohn Abraham
Genelia D'Souza
Kay Kay Menon
Shreyas Talpade
Music byPritam
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
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Hook Ya Crook is an unreleased Bollywood comedy drama film, which was to be directed by David Dhawan and starred John Abraham and Genelia D'souza in the lead roles. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and written by Rensil D'Silva, the award-winning writer of Rang De Basanti, the film was shelved due to numerous delays.[2]

The film was to be an adaption of the 2005 Hollywood hit, The Longest Yard.


Hook Ya Crook was to focus on an ex-cricket player, Mohit (John Abraham), who after having an argument with his wife, attacks her in a drunken rage. He is arrested, and is taken to Juvee, where the Jailor offers Mohit a chance to escape from the prison, with no-one stopping him, on one condition, he has to form a Cricket team with all the prisoners.



Hook Ya Crook is a thriller involving comedy and cricket.[3] Filming began in Mumbai and Hyderabad, India in 23 January 2009. During the latter part of January 2009, John Abraham fractured his ankle while sliding down a twenty-foot pole.[4] Due to his injury, several scenes had to be postponed and the film's release date was pushed back.[5] In September 2011, before the release of Abraham's Force, he announced that Hook Ya Crook has been shelved, it will not release and therefore he will focus on his next projects.


  1. John-Genelia starrer Hook Ya Crook shelved. FilmiBeat. 12 April 2010
  2. "UTV partners with David Dhawan for Hook Ya Crook". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 1 April 2008.
  3. "John Abraham learns to play cricket". Retrieved 14 January 2009.
  4. Radio Sargam. "John Abraham gets hurt on the shooting". Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  5. Jha, Subhash (12 September 2009). "It's an LBW for John". Times of India. Retrieved 11 September 2009.

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