Desi Boyz

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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Director: Rohit Dhawan
Running time: 125 minutes
Genres: Comedy, Docu-drama
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Desi Boyz - Preview

Desi Boyz's trailer leaves a very unsettled feeling.

Maybe it's just because I pride myself in trying to give films that don't have very appealing trailers a fair shot. But I'd be lying if I said I can go in to watch Desi Boyz with any hopes. The story line is interesting in the sense that the pathos of the usual saga of a woman having to turn to selling herself in order to feed herself is turned around. Here you have male prostitution and no one seems to be taking anyone seriously.

The only distant hope is that the comedy will - somehow, to some extent - work. But then again the director is from the Dhawan lineage, so...

I know, I know, it's not fair to judge a son by his father's films, but when the name Rohit Dhawan stares back at you, it's difficult not to think of his father and his recent endeavors with comedy. The silver lining though is that Rohit Dhawan has been associated with Don and hopefully he has taken a few lessons in style from his experience there.

The one good thing we know for sure is that we can look forward to seeing some good-looking people look very good - ladies and gentlemen, take your pick - Deepika Padukone, Chitrangadha Singh, John Abraham or Akshay Kumar. I know, I'm trying to hang by the last straw here. The music too isn't the kind I enjoy - too loud, too much of the same.

Oh well...is there any chance I'm in for a good surprise?

Music Reviews: Milliblog - "Familiar and barely tolerable masala music from Pritam."
Music Aloud - "5.5/10"
Apun Ka Choice - "3.5/5"
Bollyspice - "4/5"
Bollywood Hungama - "4/5"
dunkdaft - " Pretty regular stuff. Bah. Anyways, what more can we expect from a regular comedy flick? But atleaset they could've given something like Garam Masala."

- meeta, a part of the audience

Despite very low, if not nil or negative, expectations from Desi Boyz, I had this latent hope that the theme of "male escorts" will explore the sexual needs of women - a topic almost untouched in the Hindi film industry. Yes, yes, yes, I'm having a hearty laugh at myself for having this thought even in my subconscious. The joke on me is even bigger considering that the choice of Akshay Kumar should've killed any such hidden wishes. Anyway, that notwithstanding, I did enjoy the few hearty laughs that Desi Boyz gave me and I do concede that it manages to be the "no brains please" entertainer that it aims to be.

Yet, I cannot keep my heart from breaking at the complete disregard for story and the lousy attempt at having a conflict. There is no peak at which I wonder or care about what's going to happen to Nik (John Abraham) or Jerry (Akshay Kumar). They fight as easily as they make up, amongst themselves, or with their girlfriends. Events occur just because they "should" occur rather than flowing organically from one to another.

Add to this an unnecessary love guru in the form of Anupam Kher with banal dialogue and scenes that have no connection to the film whatsoever. If the scenes between him and John Abraham were to show some kind of male-bonding, they seemed completely out-of-place.

Given that, it is really interesting that though the scenes don't connect with each other, there are a few that work and make you laugh. Omi Vaidya and Bharti Achrekar have you in splits for the little time they are on screen. Their act gave the distinct feeling that a lot many more dialogues would've worked better had there been better performances, especially by John Abraham.

But hey, it is clear that John Abraham's job description for this film certainly does not include acting skills. He features in Desi Boyz purely for his worked-out-to-near-perfection body. Deepika Padukone and Chitrangadha Singh do look their usual beautiful selves. I'll do the mandatory by saying that there isn't anything other than looking gorgeous that they are required to do. So much for the women's lib theme, I had thought of. Yep, I'm still beating myself up for having let that thought cross my mind.

They dance, they fool around. They make you laugh a little less than they ought to have given some wise cracks that are written for them. And sure, there are a lot many individual lines that could've worked, but the overall plot did nothing at all to engage. The characters are a rather bland variety of "good at heart, will grudgingly sell their souls for their loved ones".

Desi Boyz talks a bit about friendship, a bit about love, a bit about recession, a bit about doing what's needed to get what you want. And the attempt is to have fun while talking about all of this. But everything is superfluous and a plot that gets you involved is sorely missing.

- meeta, a part of the audience

42 reviewers(?) - 11 yays 15 so-so 16 nays

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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

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

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

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

Thumbs up, by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com : ...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

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 up, by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India : ...never compromises on the fun quotient.... 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

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

So-So, by Amrita Tanna, Bolly Spice : ...it’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

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

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

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

So-So, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...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

So-So, by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in : ...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

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

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

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 Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...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

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, 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

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

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, fullhyd.com : ...The dialogues do not help, either. Some of the conversations in the film reek of amateur/intern screenwriting. ... 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 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

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 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 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

290 tweeters(?) - 217 yays 29 so-so 44 nays

__hS: Go watch Desi Boyz.

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zmilap: Proud to be a part of 'Desi Boyz' Congrats Rohit! Love u bro!

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TeaYouSHAR: Desi Boyz has those awesome dialogues. Can't rate it... Still in the movie effect.

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sunainak: Desi Boyz - total Timepass, fulltu entertainment.

StyleFiesta: Loved desi boyz!

styleballarina: Turned into a Bollywood freak thanks to @JaskaranAthwal but actually enjoyed Desi Boyz and admite John looked HOT!

SSwapnilD: Desi boyz is gud

sohailkhanteam: watched DESI BOYZ - Akshay, John, Deepika, Chitrgandha, Omi, Sanjay Dutt all have superb roles with good music. welldone Rohit Dhawan

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silverspoof: Desi Boyz : Quiet Entertaining! 100% better than Rockstar :D

SilentlyAmused: Saw Desi Boyz Today. kinda Enjoyed ;)

SiddhuHamppagol: Congrats DESI BOYZ is a fabuloussss movie.. Havnt laughed so much since a long time.. Rohit dhawan rocksss..!!

Siddhant_LFC: Watched the Movie Desi Boyz.. pretty good watch... Akshay Kumar is back to his best again.. #onetimewatch

shyamalaw: Laughter, tears and anger you felt it all. Desi Boyz it a complete entertainer!

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ShrutiVPawar: today saw DESI BOYZ nice movie enjoyed. akshay was as always too gud, jhon was awwesum, depika was also very nice n chitrangda was gorgeous.

shrnnkr: Desi boyz was awesome!

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sandeshadvani: Desi Boyz is a fullon timepass film-very watchable-especially for the gorgeous & hot Chitrangada... no doubt @deepikapadukone looks hot too

sandeepjakhmola: Nice Movie Desi Boyz Great Work by all of You @deepikapadukone ,Akshay,Jhon,,Chitrangada. Congrates All

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sancheet: saw Desi Boyz yesterday..... chitrangada and sanju baba are excellent.... john and akshay's chemistry rocks....

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sama_0821: Just watched Desi Boyz, and man, do those boys look GOOD. Feast for the eyes. Made my weekend :) @akshaykumar - you were superb! Much love x

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rupakpal: Desi Boyz rocks !! I loved Chitrangada's role more than Deepika.. alas she came only in the 2nd half

RTripath: desi boyz is an oussume movie

Roni0104: Desi boyz k launden aka Rocco n Hunter ne mazaa jama diya. Entertaining movie, chitragandha n deepika lukd grt. 3 on 5 again..!!

rohitnigam04: Word of advice : Dont miss the gag reel at the end of Desi Boyz :P ... Overall decent movie, 3/5 ... One time watchable ...

RohanChandane: Desi Boyz.. maja aaya

rohanbopanna: Watched Desi Boyz today and absolutely enjoyed it @akshaykumar .

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roanRATT: I really like desi boyz akshay kumar is an amazing actor.. And john actually acted this time..

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rishikavijan: Loved 'Desi Boyz' and its all because of @Manishnagori and @ChhotaRecharge <3

rikidam: Today...i saw Desi Boyz movie and it was nice movie....

rbaddhan: Watched 'Desi Boyz' last night. Good entertainer. First half better. John A was better than usual in this. Chitrangda Singh very confident!

raviprajapati21: Watched DESI BOYZ is a nice movie and entertaining................

RaviKapoor: 'Desi Boyz' was good fun! @AkshayKumar was funny, John Abraham cocky, @DeepikaPadukone looked sexy & Chitrangada Singh super hot. Watch it!

rahul_makhija: Watched desi boyz awesome screenplay n d usp is music.Rohit dhawan has carried David's tag properly....

rahulrish1991: Desi boyz .. Fun movie !!

RAGiniGUNjan: Desi Boyz is an entertainer... Enjoyed it...

psn_shetty: Hey akki Desi Boyz was cool..

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pranay_rao: Desi boyz is one awesomely funny movie and Chitrangada Singh is looking so hot that they should arrest her for global warming ;)

Prakashtanwar1: desi boyz very good movie..akki super acting..

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PradeepMehra: Watched early morning show of Desi Boyz today. I was reluctant for early morning show but hav to admit dat its a worth watch.

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paritoshbisi: Contrary to my check in message at fb, Desi Boyz is quite entertaining... Liked the movie...

padam48: Desi Boyz is a Hindi comedy drama film directed by debutant Rohit Dhawan, son of director David Dhawa nice movie like it

NileshPeddi: Desi Boyz a good movie brilliant work done by akshay & John

nilay_dsrkfan: saw "Desi Boyz"..Akshay, John rocckked....Chitrangdha and Deepika acted well..In short a Good movie..complete entertainer.. I liked it

niharb777: Desi Boyz is a full on entertainer & a comic movie. The USP of this movie is the bromance & sizzling chemistry... http://fb.me/WPFJHUH3

nercabeyul: Desi Boyz is a hoot, just like any Akki movie. And Anupam Kher and John Abraham for Dostana 2!!!

nehapari: Desi Boyz - hilarious!!!

neeta1001: #Desi Boyz an entertaining movie of @akshaykumar Do watch it!

NASEERANABEE: DESI BOYZ IS A MUST WATCH MOVIE

narenkumar90: Movie Desi boyz rocks.....

Naadaan_Parinda: Desi Boyz turned out to be quite fun movie. No expectations worked a lot. Its still with some un-needed melodrama, and inconsistent john.

myselfsujeet: Desi boyz superhit,mast,bindass,awesome,jhakkas etc hai.

muraliramesh: Super hot Deepika and Chitrangda Sen cldn't take my eyes of them.....Desi boyz is a nice popcorn flick

MUHIBGOTSWAG: Just watched Desi Boyz!!! It was a wonderful movie good job to @akshaykumar @deepikapadukone and @OmiOneKenobe!!! #SuperHit

msachdeva28: rocking movie desi boyz. @akshaykumar at his comic best

montybindra: went fr #desi boyz & its good movie atleast i was nt bored .... thnx to some humour at regular interval

MohsinQuazi: Desi Boyz was full timepass... The theater audience added an extra Star to it.. ;)

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mithz13: Desi Boyz was awesome...whole theater was full with laughter and clipping... i really enjoyed it...

missfabiha: desi boyz was amazing. @akshaykumar <3

MerushkaA: Desi Boyz amazing movie.. almost cried xP laughed and aww'd... I Love John Abraham btw ;)

megatronamin: I jst watched da film, desi boyz, today..hats off to akshay n john.

MeenaliBhavsar: desi boyz is one of the funniest movies ever! #browntings

meelu_tanya: #desi boyz....nyc movie ...mixture of comedy n emotional drama :))

mbbuch: The sycatic remarks on recession and making the youth happy and prepare is what desi boyz means.. I give 4 stars

MasterGirish: Watched DESI BOYZ today.....Good one. Chitrangada Singh impressed within her short appearance. Is she on Twitter?

maria_jkhan: Just watched desi boyz! Loved it.. John is sooooo hot!

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Mahi_66: Desi boyz is cool :)RT @Oyechupsaale: Any recommendation for movies.....

kumartaurani: Enjoyed Desi Boyz,

Kuicksilver_: Desi Boyz was awesome

krisrahul: Desi boyz is a colourfull movie.. I like it

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KoolRitam: "Desi Boyz" is a one time watch..thanks to gr8 music, fresh dialogues, good chemistry btwn bful @deepikapadukone and pretty john :)

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kileocho: 'Desi Boyz' - highly entertaining sex comedy

kieranjuneja: Watched Desi Boyz, funny but it is kinda serious as well. I think it is a really good film

khera_aarti: "DESI BOYZ" was great! :D

khemkaritu: Desi boyz awesum.....a must watch....good job n nyc effort by d whole team (y) keep it up :d

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kaurtastic: Desi Boyz was amazing! 9/10

kartik1987: Loved DESI BOYZ....a fullon entertainer...

Karanjoshi4u: Gr8 movie RT @AnupamPkher Thanks to all of you who have liked my performance in DESI BOYZ.:)

Karan0049: desi boyz was a fab movie Really really entertaining one of the best Entertainers of 2011 .. Akki is back :D

kanika12: went to watch Desi Boyz, I quite enjoyed and John was to die for <3

Kamlesh00986: Desi boyz is rockss

kajal85: Is it wrong to have enjoyed 'Desi Boyz'?

juhichanchalani: Desi boyz: typical storyline but hilarious! Akshay Kumar is a laughter riot :D #watchOnce #funweekend

jugaltheshah: Desi Boyz was pretty funny I must say. Reminded me of Dostana.

jaynepal_777: Today just watched "Desi Boyz" and it was rocking movie.........................

jasminebilling: Desi Boyz was a feel good movie and John and @akshaykumar look amazing!

jaiveertwitt: Just saw the movie Desi Boyz, good stuff i'd say :)

J4J83: just watched desi boyz awesome movie budy.

itsmeluf: Just watched Desi boyz and I must say its a HILARIOUS movie! Must watch

Ishvaree: Seen desi boyz it was full of fun and crazy stuff but had a great laugh!

ipankajitself: today watched desi boyz its good one time watch complete dhawans style

Im_Awesome31: desi boyz is good movie !!!!

ImZaiin: Desi boyZ Superb timepass

Ikra4Srk: Desi Boyz: Verdict - A Feel Good Entertainer. Must Watch For Performances, Music, Comedy. Rating - 3.5/5

iKaustav: The JODI of Garam Masala again rocks in Desi Boyz.....WOW....loved the [email protected] @AnupamPkher

Ian_Rob_Lover: Desi Boyz was fun !!

iamsumitg: yoo finally saw #desi boyz supper movieee loved itt !

HShakeee: Desi Boyz was so good! But then again, I love every @akshaykumar movie. But then again, all of his movies are amazing.

hmaheshwari5: Watched desi boyz 2day........was fun but ending was not so gud

hitesh_ranglani: Desi Boyz brilliant movie!! Complete [email protected]

hisaming: Desi boyz delivers more than what it promised. Perfect one time watch!

hematweeting: Desi boyz full on comedy, glam, n entertainment moviee::))

HelloNiks: Finished 'Desi Boyz' Today....Full Popcorn Entertainment,''Gud'' Movie!

harikirankola: desi boyz rocking........

gurpreet5441: watched Desi Boyz today funny & entertaining movie JA looks amazing

grevs_k: Watch Desi Boyz....................Its Nice Movie.........

funky_kunal: Desi Boyz is an awesome flick saw last show today don't let anyone come in its way and make it blockbuster people with smokin hot Akshy K

Friend2Gaurav: desi boyz rockzzzzzz...........

faithunleashed: Desi boyz..hot hot hot..the kid, Veer, was the showstealer..soo cute..loved him

FabReemz: Watched Desi Boyz good team work @akshaykumar Sanjay Dutt n john abraham

erakesh_jsr: Desi boyz is a good movie

editingcla: Desi Boyz - a highly entertaining comedy

dylanpatel: Desi Boyz. Damn good movie.

dramish: Desi boyz....a must watch....

dishum_dishum: Desi boyz was hilarious! I loved it!

Dips_Angel: I hv seen desi boyz.m sure it is a perfect paisa wasool movie. I m dipika I m 20 yrs...plz rajiv sir if u read this retweet it. @akshaykumar

Dheepeka: Desi boyz was awesome and funny. Okay good night(:

dhavalrawal: Desi Boyz - Fun watch. if you've had a bad day, it will definitely cheer you up! #MovieReview

Depainkhatrrii: Yesterday i watched DESI BOYZ #movie... #Enjoyed

CurryBear: Desi Boyz was hilarious. Much better than what I expected.

crazyscoooter: Watched Desi boyz today. Amazing movie

chitkarapuneet: Do watch desi boyz... Vry nice flick

chamak_chalo: Make some noise for the desi boyz ♥ loved itttt

cablewala: Desi Boyz is a good time pass, but Rockstar was a poetic masterpiece with magical music.

bistaishor: watched movie desi boyz recession has been focused with alot of comedy, really good movie @akshaykumar @AnupamKher #DesiBoyz the best movie

bgurung100: Just watch Desi Boyz Yesterday,,it was really fantastic short and sweet movie..

BeingKVT: in desi boyz i noticed all actors have remarkable roles, no one bhaari on another, sanjay, akshay, john, deepika, chitragandha, omi, kid

Bee_Perez: Desi boyz is a good movie. Should watch it. :)

Awesome_Ishwar: Loved Desi Boyz. Its funny, has great music and is totally entertaining

AviNil_28: Desi Boyz Become Very Good Entertainment movie. It Realy new Concept That works very well.

astadabasta: Still under the blanket. Desi boyz a ok movie. Watch it once. No paisa wasool .. * rating- 2/5

asbud: Watched Desi BoyZ, really cool Movie!!

arps_mech: desi boyz-this boyz deserved to make a noise nice movie to watch after so long.

arpitshah619: fantastic movie "desi boyz" .........................

arastoic: Saw Desi Boyz today..good movie! Dialogues are awesome! My only problem was that Chitrangada's entry was after interval :|

anshusikera: Desi boyz,,dis muvi has no story bt still a must watch muvi.coz it consist male emotion relationship hw john refused his lv just fr akshay

AnshulBahl: Desi Boyz is Faaaaaaaaaaar Better than #Rockstar !! #win #fridayhasbegun ! ;) ;)

annavetticad: Akshay & John seem more in love with each other than with the girls in #DesiBoyz, but I enjoyed that :) http://tinyurl.com/cbfglod

AnitaGhadia: Desi Boyz....luvd Akshay and John..1 better than the other...Bod to die for and awesum comedy.....lonely women need guys like this;;;LOL

anisharaina: DEsi boyz...... rockin .. man .. love u guys.

anaggh: Desi Boyz ..... Akshay kumar was good, Bharti Achrekar & Anupam Kher rocked. John, Chitrangada, Deepika were there. Fultu TP movie.

Am_Aadmi: Watched Desi Boyz .. Awesome movie ... But i don't want a recession ...

AMIT_SB: Chitrangada singh oh hhhhh superb,and also AKKI rox,DESI BOYZ rocksssssssss...........................

Amitobroi: Desi boyz nice movie one time watch

amitjssaten: Desi Boyz... Girls May Love It. No Offence...:)

amarmyself: Absolutely entertaining da movie DESI boyZ!! Loved it & chitrangada singh she was luking too hot...

Alvindermann: Desi Boyz is a complete entertainer...must watch people!!

allyn_8: Just finished seeing a foreign movie , it was so good  . Definitely a must watch ! It's called 'Desi Boyz'

akjain94: bhaiyo desi boyz ko hit hone se koi nahi rok sakta,.,.,.,yo,.,.,desi boyz rox

Aishwaryabagla: saw desi boyz.....must say it was very entertaining!!!!!!

AehteshamBabi: I saw Desi boyz today.. I really liked it, specially Akshay Kumar's dynamic performance... John looks great in it... :)

advaaith: just saw desi boyz it is a good film :) loved it...

abhipathania9: Desi Boyz just rocked the theaters.............

AbhiLohia: Desi boyz..... A funny power pack masala entertainer.... Complete paisa wasool...

aartitibrewala: Enjoyed Desi Boyz a lot!!

aaminaya: Desi boyz what a movie, right mix of everything. @akshaykumar and JA were hot but @deepikapadukone looked mindblowing.

124abhi: don't be lazy go and watch desi boyz !!!

101va: haaa!!!!!desi boyz u rocks....akki is back... best movie of the year....

09rim: Desi boyz is an amazin movie!!!

vineet_chugh: 2 hot chicks, decent performance by Akshay & few well directed scenes make Desi Boyz a time pass-one time watch fare

thisislindsay: Desi Boyz is an amalgamation of some of the most popular hollywood n viral movies in recent times. #Unoriginal. But the jokes weren't so bad

sidin: Desi Boyz is above average mindless nonsense. I would not recommend it over recently released novels.

ShellyShaanu: Desi Boyz *ok ok* but Akshay Kumar *like like* :) :)

satyabratsingh: Desi Boyz is watch-able !

Sanmiita: Desi BOYZ is timepass types..

RojexHD: ____________________________________________________ "Desi Boyz" An interested entertaining movie with boring... http://fb.me/1p4nT2tXQ

RjDhvanit: Desi Boyz - Chaale... Pretty tolerable. Entertaining in parts. Does make u laugh in quite a few scenes. Plus... http://fb.me/1ioe9AEML

revsodhi: desi boyz; if u can endure the first half you get to hot chitrangdha and a few laughs.

prabhjyotkaur1: i loved rockstar a lot.....desi boyz was just ok

playboykalpak: hmmmm desi boyz a one time watch movie.........but john n akshay u rocks!!!!lol!!!!!

patelkartik27: Desi boyz..... Time pass movie

nitigya_mishra: Yeah its good, but still Intermission wld hv been the best end of 'Desi Boyz' :) !!! @KoolRitam

mayur_kh: Desi Boyz is tp.. Best thing about the movie? Chitrangada Singh!!!! And that the movie ends in 2 hours!!!

ManishJashnani1: Desi Boyz....a one time watch...⁰God knws whn we'll get a very gud movie...⁰Nw watin 4 Dec 16th...Ghost Protocol

iTweetstar: DESi BOyz - A one time entertainer .. you can watch.

Himanshukjain: Desi Boyz. Mindless jokes, silly innuendos and a little semblance of a story. 2.5/5

gautamrulez: Desi Boyz is quite ok....one time watch.

faizankhan383: Just watced desi boyz.. Average movie.. My ratings :2 out of 5⁰chitrangda performance was better dipika nd john was better than akshay

denley86: Watched Desi Boyz 2day. Not as gud as expected. 3 stars for this one. Watch it for John Abraham only!!

DeepakNandra: Desi boyz one timer...

BullsEye09: Desi Boyz..Watt Crapp !! But still totally worth it for the Hotness..Chitrangda Singh !!

bnandita: Desi Boyz - time pass watch..tats all..nothing great about the movie.

baba1974: Desi Boyz Movie Review - Intermittently Entertaining Watch http://goo.gl/fb/yxOxD

AsifMalik6: Desi boyz was funny but no superhit!!

AshwinSaggi: Desi Boyz Avg.Movie 1Time Watch , SOLO a Very Good Attempt Decent n Emotional Movie With Entertainment Liked it :)

Alireza09: Just saw Desi Boyz, lively entertaining but then some scenes typically bollywood. I'd Give it a 3/5 rating !

abhishek4me: Who ever thought desi-boyz was either about desi or boys got it all wrong!! Its a so-so movie with cheesy lines and not funny scenes.

aashimad: Desi Boyz got better post interval. John ko acting nahin aati. Sach. DP ko bhi nahin aati. btw it has our 'Ek baar..commitment' dialog! :D

_MovieBUFFS_: DESI BOYZ Rating : 2/5 "A nice idea but very poor in terms of content and execution. Becomes very predictable... http://fb.me/AGIB6Adi

vishalbudhraja: Desi Boyz was bakwas...Even Ramlilla actors can perform mbetter than this John...:(

truebloodsagar: DESI BOYZ crap... only liked john puffing joint...#FB

TheExtraMan: And Desi Boyz is actually nothing more than Deepika & John's elevated boobs with Akshay's gay biceps.

tejasbaldev: I had these plans to write a review about how pathetic this desi boyz was/is, poker plans ruined It all.

tarpido: The only thing I'm doing in the second half of Desi boyz is fantasizing about Chitrangda Singh , nothing else makes sense.

sukhkarni: DESI BOYZ. Only two good things about the movie. Akshay Kumar sans his tomfoolery, and the hotness, called Chitrangda Singh!

SrinivasanRI: Desi Boyz can be easily ignored!! #fb

SoniaSingh: Just had a movie night with the sisters..desi boyz...lol stupid movie

ShruthiShetty12: Desi Boyz - #fail

shit_iz: Go watch desi boyz for your own reason. Mine was to sit there and sulk about not having to do anything better like sex o smt. GN

sg3734: DESI BOYZ SUCKS AVOID IT

Rockstargirll: Huh dumpika's every movie is flop.Frm CC2C to Desi Boyz.Such a panauti.

RITUPARNOGHOSH: I dn't think mch abt the film. But his performance in Desi Boyz is subtle, mature and worthy of acclaim - he deserves a wider range of roles

rishta21: The only good thing about Desi Boyz was the oh so HAWT... JOHN!!!rest was shit...bleh!!!

rajesh_lumbini: I wann request with akshey.Desi boyz type k bakwas film sign mat karo yar.Esse your reputation kharab ho raha hai

purplebrains: Seriously, what the heck was Desi Boyz?!

pandesandeep: Off today,tea with family,car wash and a discussion about Desi boyz. Only good thing was Chitrangada as the economics professor.B.com it is.

Nilakshi: Desi Boyz - Dissappointed.

nelsoncardoz: 'Desi Boyz' is a generic, indifferent film http://t.in.com/1inD

MyNameIsABEY: yesterday i saw the movie 'desi boyz'... I'm not interested on that movie... Boring movie.. Just wasted my time on that movie...

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MovieReviews_MS: 2/5 Review on Desi Boyz Movie by a2zanup : Recession-hit-boyz - http://bit.ly/rSYrGT

MessNot: Watched desi boyz today its. Not that good as imagined.... Sad its boring....

MedusaInDespair: The only thing about Desi Boyz that is worse than the movie itself is the spelling of Boyz.

macqam: Desi Boyz- F L O P

lust4vctry: Mujse Shararat ho gayi ALLAH maff kare.. "DESI BOYZ" Disappointing.. !!

klnithin: Desi Boyz movie Review , My Raiting is 2/5 for the film !! It Has a a good entertaining first half as its (cont) http://tl.gd/ecoqdv

Jhinga_la_la_hu: Kisne bola tha ki Desi Boyz is a good movie x-( Nihaayati bakwaas it was and I spoiled Sunday after it

iBhargavB: desi boyz was such a sick movie, I;ve seen in recent times @akshaykumar n John Abraham are back #DesiBoyz

grandmafontaine: Movie Review: Karan A on Why Desi Boyz Is the Best of the Worst But Still Only Gets 2 Stars http://nxy.in/86b5d

GeorgeSixx: Wow I thought Desi Boyz would be better than this.

gauravbatla: Desi Boyz : Movie Banaayi Jhakk Maar Ke 2/10 #Review http://gauravbatla.blogspot.com/2011/11/desi-boyz-movie-banayi-jhakk-maar-ke.html

E_Unity_A: And yes...I was RIGHT...desi boyz is a crap movie...

emmkayess: "@pinku1: @emmkayess Desi Boyz super boring no story never ever watch this movie in your life!!!" << LOL, it's that bad? You're funny ahaha

Dumbinator: Desi Boyz review - This movie kicks your ass so hard that you throw up your own shit.

ddiniel: Desi Boyz And entertaining movie Watch it if you have nothing better to do

BhAvIk__JoShI: watched 'desi boyz' but i can't remembr mch abt it...its a watch on tv kind of stuff...

bagsarun: Watched 'Desi Boyz' today... Enjoyed the first half but the latter half was just too much. 1.5 stars out of 5 for me (:|)

atulsahu369: Flop flick.. It failed to catch youths attention.. Thanks to Harvinder Singh.. :P RT @Nidhik20 Kisi ne desi boyz dekhi kya ?????

amlalani: Desi boyz is a movie made without any ethics. Ask a person really affected by recession how does it feel and s/he will tell u tht

amitmishra83: Desi Boyz .. Waste of time

alex9620: Word of advice : AVOID Desi BoyZ! Waste of time :|

ABeeShakeG: Has been a day full of disasters - Sachin missing his ton and Desi Boyz. *Facepalms*

6 readers - 5 yays 1 so-so 0 nays

Yay! Thumbs Up, by dilan : really magnificent

Yay! Thumbs Up, by hindi songs lyrics

Yay! Thumbs Up, by John Hampton : stupid movie

Yay! Thumbs Up, by mahendra

Yay! Thumbs Up, by rohit : good comedy

So-So, by shekhar

This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

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-fiancé 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.

Parental Guidance:

    A huge chunk of the film is about how the protagonists have to become male escorts.
  • Violence: None
  • Language: A few beeped out words
  • Nudity & Sexual content: A lot of hen parties with skimpily clad women. Nothing overtly sexual beyond the usual pole dancing that goes with party dances in Hindi films.
  • Concept: Two men trying to earn enough to keep their loved ones with them.
  • General Look and Feel: Bright and peppy.

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This was an average movie just one time watch so enjoy lot.

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