Desi Boyz - External Reviews

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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43 reviewers have given Desi Boyz an average rating of 2.2/5.0 (?)

11 yays
17 nays
15 so-so

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So-So by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...But their second half somewhat contradicted the team play at work here, and having the leads focused on their own narrative tracks, turned the film completely over its head. Out the window was everything associated with fun from their male escorting exploits... full review

So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...There’s humour, emotion and drama here, and debutant director Rohit Dhawan (son of veteran David Dhawan) pulls it off for the most part despite his highly flawed screenplay.... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...part funny, part frustrating... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...The choice of project really doesn’t match the off-screen intelligence and persona of both the ladies as they are not given much to do in the script apart from wearing some cool outfits.... full review

So-So by Amrita Tanna, Bolly Spice’s wrong to say that Desi Boyz will have you filling up with tears or laughing until your stomach hurts. In fact, it is a movie that sits very neatly between those two extremes... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Rohit Dhawan, who is also credited for the written material, ought to have ensured that the post-interval portions are equally riveting and absorbing.... full review

Thumbs down BookmyShow ...Even for people who enjoy the slapstick masala genre, this one will not be paisa vasool.... full review

Thumbs up by Charu Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...With genes coming from father David Dhawan, Rohit does a decent job with this entertainer, except for a few glitches without going overboard like Pa Dhawan. ... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...He is poles-apart from his father director David Dhawan as far as filmmaking is concerned. He doesn’t waste time in jumping from one plot to another with perfection, which is a rare quality and can't even be spotted in veteran filmmakers. ... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...When you watch too many David Dhawan (of now),Priyadarshan and Anees Bazmee movies out of compulsion you tend to get immune to them and only a really bad film can shake you up. Desi Boyz is not that film. ... full review

So-So by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Akshay and John definitely share an amazing chemistry and Akshay has put in one his most sincere performances in recent times... full review

So-So by Yusuf, Desi Martini ...Mohnish Bahl is okay in the film. Omi Vaidya and Anupam Kher are wasted. Wonder why did they not publicise Omi ever! Sanjay Dutts cameo is just like his performance in Rascals. ... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...John should just be filmed walking towards the camera with a smile and very little on to make an impact. I dont know why he bothers with acting or dialogues etc. No one wants an intelligent gigolo anyway. ... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Chitrangada Singh, in her first appearance in a ‘mainstream’ film, becomes a burden more than USP. Singh plays a ‘hotness’ economics professor who is supposed to be ‘sexy and powerful’ but just comes across as desperate. ... full review

So-So by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Desi Boyz has a sleek look and treatment that makes it a tolerable watch, but only just.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...If Rohit Dhawan (who has inherited his father David Dhawan’s style and, unfortunately, also his cinematic vacuity) wanted to take up a mature subject like this, then why did he have to dumb it down so much? ... full review

So-So by Swati Rohatgi, Filmfare ...Desi Boyz may definitely not be a masterpiece in comedy but it is entertaining and deserves a watch. Especially for Sanjay Dutt’s casual humour and the end credit roll.... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...With two blocks of dead wood as leads, he has a hard time convincing us of whatever events he orchestrates on screen.... full review

Thumbs down by Nupur Barua, ...The dialogues do not help, either. Some of the conversations in the film reek of amateur/intern screenwriting. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, ...There is that special something that really makes the film tick. Is it the Dhawan magic, or Rocco and Hunter's escapades or Radhika and Tanya (Chitrangada's) timely introductions into scenes?... full review

Thumbs up by Akhtar Sayyed, ...DESI BOYZ is a good entertainer with some better music and some solid one-liners and performances by the GANG of BOYZ…... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, ...Dum hai first half mein total masala entertainer hai. But second half has lots of illogical stuff going around followed by weak script and not matching with the initial first half.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...One unrelated song follows another. You wonder why producers don’t just release albums with starry music videos instead. Why bother with a willfully moronic movie attempting to string a soundtrack together. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The greatest disservice, however, is done to Chitrangada Singh. Clothed in fancy designer togs, buried under pancake, and saddled with a thankless part, the actress is robbed of her smoldering presence, and homogenized into the mould of a typical Bollywood starlet. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...These are Bollywood superstars? Watch them behaving like porn stars, flaunting their chests and their lack of acting talent in an assault on sense and sensibility. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shalini Langer, indian express ...Dhawan Jr hasn’t learnt a lesson from Papa Dhawan on how to make you laugh in spite of you. He unleashes a Desi Boyz holding everything in spite. ... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Deepika Padukone looks glamorous, exudes sex appeal and acts with effortless ease.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...he camerawork and editing are mediocre, resorting to banal fast motion sequences and freeze-frames.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Akshay Kumar is pretty good, However, can't say the same about the rest of the cast, John, Deepika and Chitrangada. Don't really blame them. This mish mash of a movie just didn't deserve any better.... full review

So-So Mixed Bag ...For the fairer sex, this is a rare chance to whistle in the theatre along with the girly gang.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...On the flip side, the movie suffers from the kind of typical corny scenes, which are a trademark with Hindi cinema since time immemorial.... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...As far as A-rated films in the masala genre go (and it’s important to qualify this), Desi Boyz — dare I say it — is not half bad.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...highly entertaining sex comedy ... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Desi Boyz, despite all flaws, provides for wholesome desi entertainment. An enjoyable one time watch specially for Sanjay Dutt's performance! Go for it! ... full review

So-So by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...Technically, the movie boasts of brilliance through and through. Camerawork and cinematography speak style and class, with each frame almost trying to make the boys look like extreme eye-candy at best, and the girls to look as hot as hot can get.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Chitrangada Singh, on the other hand, is a sheer trainwreck, so bad it hurts to watch her. (Thankfully she only enters the film in the second half.)... full review

Thumbs up by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...Desi Boyz is a good entertainer and I can so imagine a sequel to this. Go watch it!... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Chitrangda plays the more interesting, layered role of a professor who has a crush on her student. ... full review

Thumbs down StarBoxOffice ...After listening to Rockstar, everything else is noise. The music by Pritam suits the movie but not something you want to listen on its own as it is pretty ordinary.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...never compromises on the fun quotient.... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...Other than the perfectly pitched pole dance, John makes an effort, and it looks like he's making an effort. Especially in direct contrast with Akshay's spot on timing... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...Akshay Kumar may manage to slash 10 years away by going shirtless (he's 44). But in the acting department, he seems to be cutting down even more.... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Sanjay Dutt’s entry as the owner of the escort agency Nick and Jerry work for, is an added whammy. Sanjay’s strong performance in fact overshadows the other two actors at times in the film.... full review