Our ace Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will soon be seen on the big screen, in a cricket-based film, Hook Ya Crook. The inside sources reveal, “UTV, who had earlier made Goal, a football- based film, want Hook Ya Crook to be an authentic cricket film. The climax will be a huge cricket match.”
Dhoni is said to have a full-fledged role, and he is being brought on board to share the field and cinema space with the rest of the cast and also to help his colleagues give a believable spin to the game.
David Dhawan, the director of the film said, “Cricket does play a very important part in my film. This would be my most uncharacteristic film, very different from the comedies I am associated with. John Abraham and Uday Chopra will come together again after Dhoom. And Aditya Pancholi has a very important role. The audience will love him.”
The film is said to be inspired from the 1981 hollywood classic, Escape To Victory, which was based on football and Pele was seen in this movie. The writer Rensil D’Silva has adapted this movie according to the Indian audience.
Escape To Vistory is based on the story line: Group of prisoners escaping from a World War 2 prison camp while playing a football match. On a similar storyline, the art director Samir Chandra is under the process of getting the prison done in Hydrabad , meanwhile all the actors have been asked to brush up on their high-school cricket.
But we wonder if Dhoni will be able to do justice to both his Cricket and Bollywood careers? After a very long time, we have seen one Cricket Captain who has been very capable and has given some very memorable victories to India on the Criclet front. His entry to Bollywood at the peak of his carrer in cricket might be a wrong step and he might loose his concentration from the cricket. What do you all think?