Desi Boyz - Notepad

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Desi Boyz is exactly what you'd expect. Awful acting by good-looking people who look really good. A 'whatever' story with a few good hearty laughs.

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Plot Summary

Two friends Nik (Akshay Kumar) and Jerry (John Abraham) lose their jobs due to recession and decide on becoming male escorts. This in turn, has it effects on their relationships with their families. All in a supposedly fun-fun way.

What Worked

  • The opening credits. Some of the shots in the montage brought a smile. Others were just nice to watch.
  • The songs were nice and peppy.
  • John Abraham looks awesome in the silhouette shots of him shirt-less.
  • The out-takes during the end credits - such a welcome relief from having to watch a forced song video.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Radhika (Deepika Padukone) narrating details about the relationships, their history, chemistry, etc.
  • Do the men people living in the UK kiss their girlfriend-just-turned-fiancĂ© on their forehead as soon as she says yes to his proposal for marriage?
  • Sanjay Dutt's entry.
  • There's this scene where two friends are trying to make each other realize what they want to be. Such a lovely moment it could be. Totally shattered by awful acting.
  • Nik transforms too easily.
  • Akshay Kumar looks flabby in the silhouette shots of him shirt-less especially in comparison to John Abraham.
  • The excuses forced in for speaking in Hindi in an English environment
  • Akshay Kumar getting into jingoism mode a la Namastey London
  • Flirting with the judge!

Nitty-Gritty

This section lists things that I think are not important to the overall impact of the movie. In most cases, it could be explained away by something like, "we noticed the glitch after the scene was shot and there were schedule/budget issues and thus we could not re-shoot it". I like giving the makers the benefit of doubt, but I am amused nevertheless. Hopefully, they will tickle you too.

  • Everyone looked sun-burnt. Make-up didn't cover it?
  • The coke/beer can that John Abraham opens to make the lid into a ring - he throws the can, but no drink falls off.
  • The doggie gets left behind on the staircase when Nik is trying to woo Radhika.