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Desi Boyz Review

Movie Name: Desi Boyz
Actors: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepike Padukone, Chitrangda Singh, Omi Vaidya, Anupam Kher, Sanjay Dutt (Extended Guest Appearance)
Director(s): Rohit Dhawan
Producer(s): Vijay Ahuja, Krishika Lulla, Jyoti Desphpande

Editor Review: Desi Boyz Movie Review
Desi Boyz will hit the bull' s eye regarding its box-office performance. Yes, there are a few flaws in the film but positives overshadow the negative. Rating: **1/2
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John is riding high on the success of Force. He has been making the right noises ever since his break up with Bipasha. On the other hand, Akshay Kumar is in desperate need of a hit after Tees Mar Khan' s debacle. Akshay Kumar was even dropped from the second season of Master Chef India. Therefore, Desi Boyz holds a lot of importance to both the leading stars. Armed with a unique concept of male escort services, hopefully the film lives up to the huge hype created around it.

Nick (John Abraham) and Jerry (Akshay Kumar) are best friends. They both are based in London. Nick is a banker while Jerry works as a security officer. Nick is the one who makes more money and doesn' t mind helping Jerry take care of his nephew who is left with him after the demise of his sister. Nick has a fiancée, Radhika (Deepika Padukone). She wants to get married soon and settle down. However, tragedy strikes, both Nick and Jerry lose their jobs in the recession clout.

The condition keeps getting worse for them. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Nick and Jerry meet Sanjay Dutt and start working as escorts for his agency. Also, enters the fray Tanya Mehra (Chitrangda Singh) and Jerry falls for her. Surely, the truth is going to come out soon and what complications is it going to cause, that' s the question. Also, when the truth about Jerry' s profession comes out, his nephew gets taken away and put into foster care.

Desi Boyz is worth watching one time. Though, it is not a brilliant comedy film, it is still way better than some tragic films that have been served to us under the false pretence comedy. That being said, Desi Boyz also has its fair share of flaws. The first half for instance, is extremely patchy and poorly written. Some of the plot lines are quite shaky and feel contrived.

The writing should have been better in the first half. They needed to work on establishing the characters better and the story should have been told a little faster. The second half is much better, the story moves fast and there is no time wasted in long dragging scenes. The character of John is quite undercooked, nor is Deepika Padukone given much scope. Despite being one of the lead couples in the film, their characters are poorly written. The dialogues in the film are good and chuckle worthy. Though, they are not uproarious, the timing of Akshay Kumar and John Abraham make them effective.

Debutante director, Rohit Dhawan, son of David Dhawan has a promising future. He handles the comedy genre really well. In fact, he might prove to be better than his father. The man knows how to make the camera work in his favor. The shots filmed are just amazing. It' s nice to see a director working well with the cinematographer. However, he needs to learn how to develop characters and fix patchy scenes. The first half is full of them. Overall, it is an impressive debut.

No complaints from the acting department. Everyone puts their best effort forward and it is there to be seen. Finally, Akshay Kumar seems to have realized his past follies and plays his character in a controlled manner. This works for him as his timing comes across. He even performs well in the emotional scenes. John continues his good work from Force. Though, he is given an underwritten character, he manages to create great chemistry with Akshay. Desi Boyz belongs to the boys.

The girls are not given that much of screen time, but both do well, especially Chitrangda. Don' t be surprised if she gets paired with Akshay Kumar in the future. Their chemistry is really good. Anupam Kher and Omi Vaidya are funny in their respective roles and do a good job. The surprise package is Sanjay Dutt. His extended cameo adds a tadka to the film. He does a great job and many times manages to overshadow other characters.

The music is already a nationwide hit. Be it the "Subah Hone Na De" or the title track "Make Some Noise for the Desi Boyz". They have all scored big with the audience. The best tracks of all, "Allah Maaf Kare" and "Jhak Marke" just keep you tapping you foot throughout the film. This is one of the few films where all the songs have done really well.

Brilliant cinematography! The camera work will make you feel like a part of the story. Full marks to Bosco Martis and Caesar Gonsalves for making the film a visual treat. The editing is also good and complements the story well. The production value is good. The film has been lavishly made and enhances the visuals quite a bit.

There is no need to speak about the promotion of the film. It has been in the news for all the right and wrong reasons. There were some mob related incidents in a few cities while the promotion went well in a few others. Anyways, all of it ensured that the film was in the headlines constantly. This will ensure that the film will have a good opening.

Desi Boyz will prove to be a fruitful venture for the producers. Despite the poor first half, die-hard John and Akshay fans will love this film. The music has already become a massive hit; therefore, all of it will culminate into good price for the satellite rights. The producers will be laughing the bank all the way. Also, there is no competition from any other Hindi film, only just a few Hollywood flicks. The only thing preventing Desi Boyz from becoming a good film is the slightly boring first half of the film.

Rating: **1/2

Verdict: Desi Boyz will score because of the unique concept, great music and good performances.

Reviewed by: Harshal Anand

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Vijay Ahuja, Krishika Lulla, Jyoti Desphpande

Desi Boyz Reviews by Twitter Users:

hemanth kumar reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 11:10:42Z

Going to see DESI BOYZ 2nite!!! Heard its a lot of fun!!! Rohit dhawan make his debut at 27!!! Wish him all the love and super success!!!

Chetan salian reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 11:07:56Z

now i understood why u gave Desi Boyz only 2 stars cuz Rohit Dhawan said something on ur show which u didnt liked.

Akshay Kumar FanClub reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 11:07:20Z

Akshay Kumar is in good form and after long a film does justice to his impeccable comic timing. He often steals..

Vijendra Rai reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 11:05:37Z

" Entertain yourself. Watch Desi Boyz." - 3.5 stars

hemanth kumar reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 11:04:24Z

Desi Boyz is a good entertainer, which can be enjoyed by comedy lovers

Abhishek sinha reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:58:50Z

I watch the movie desi boyz its a very entertaining & fabulas movie, its song is mind refreshner mostly title song congratulate@akshaykumar

Wicked Aman reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:57:13Z

John, Akshay live it up in Desi Boyz!

Oneindia Hindi reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:57:04Z

दमदार नहीं हैं देसी ब्वॉज़

Filmi Files reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:54:51Z

Film Review:’Desi Boyz’ are back with a bang

Rajesh Somavarapu reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:50:53Z

Hearing nice reviews about Desi Boyz. Going for the evening show today!

Jitendra choudhary reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:50:12Z

@akshaykumar desi boyz is a v good and fun movie.. U and John have done a fabulous job!!! Enjoyed a lot...

princees reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:49:58Z

Trailer of Agent Vinod is OUT IN INDIA with Desi Boyz shows! Someone just saw it and said it ROCKED!

Cafe Bharat reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:49:42Z

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★ Vishaka ★ reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:47:06Z

With no competition from any other release this week, enjoy a couple of laughs in Desi Boyz

Desi Boyz Film reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:47:05Z

DesiBoyz Review - Film Street Journal - 3* - Grab a tub of popcorn and enjoy a couple of laughs.

Natasha Nimmi reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:45:51Z

Deepika’s role in ‘Desi Boyz’ is super challenging!

Gavy reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:45:49Z

Desi boyz...........a paisa wasool movie.....must watch guys n Galz...$$$

John Abraham Fans reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:44:19Z

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DesiMartini reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:41:48Z

1st review of Desi Boyz is out: " These boyz entertain !!!"

sushant sahoo reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:41:07Z

Entertain yourself. Watch Desi Boyz. - 3.5 stars

kingz66@live.com reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:40:18Z

desi boyz rocks as the news came. it a watchable masti movie. But I hv not seen yet.

AMBIKA reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:38:12Z

Desi boyz is toooo gud movie,,,,its a full of entertainment john nd akshay were superb go nd wtch

BOMMENA AKSHAY KUMAR reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:37:47Z

Sir the movie Desi boyz is awesome itzz jus cool and a complete pack movie was almost in tears in the scenes of veer

Cinecurry reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:37:03Z

Desi Boyz review: Desi Boyz at its best is tolerable

Disha reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:36:41Z

Desi Boyz failing to impress City Crowds.. Boooooo..!

AKKI FANS reviewed on 2011-11-25 at 10:33:05Z

akshaykumar and john dd an awesome job loved desi boyz it was hilarious pls re tweet if u read lots of luv from USA NJ.....

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