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Desi Boyz

The year is 2009. The world has been struck by the financial meltdown. But Nick Mathur (John Abraham) and Jerry Patel (Akshay Kumar) don`t feel a thing in their comfortable pad in London. Nick feels smug with his successful investment banking job, the new bonus in his pocket and his beautiful fiance, Radhika Awasthi (Deepika Padukone) by his side, while Jerry is so used to scraping the bottom of the barrel and living off his best buddy Nick. But life has a way of pulling the rug from under our feet. Nick and Jerry stop smiling the day Nick`s company decides to downsize and abruptly fires him. And Jerry is informed by the Social Services that his nephew, Veer, whose local guardian is Jerry, will be placed in a foster home unless he gets a steady job.

Language: Hindi
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 25 Nov 2011
Genre: Action / Comedy
Running Time: 2 Hours 2 Minutes
Distributor: GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES
Cast: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone
Director: Rohit Dhawan
Format: NA

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Writer: Janak

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Watch this if you liked: “Garam Masala”, “Dostana” & “Rascals”

What do you get when you have two good looking hunks that reside in London and serve as male escorts? The answer is 'Desi Boyz' ('Indian Boys' in English). It is also a very common term used for boys from India who goes and stays abroad in the West.

The film tells the story of two hunks with two different stories. Hunk number 1 is Jerry (Akshay Kumar), a single bachelor who does odd jobs for a living who also must support his nephew's expenses at the same time. Hunk number 2 tells the story of Nick (John Abraham), who works a white collar job, has a steady girlfriend Radhika (Deepika Padukone) and are about to get married. The one thing common they share is the house which belongs to Nick. Unfortunately when the recession hits in 2009, both of our hunks get hit hard and become jobless. Leaving no options open, they turn to becoming male escorts. Even with that, Jerry is still unable to support his nephew and the boy is sent to a foster home. On the other hand, when Radhika finds out the truth about Nick, they break up and she leaves to go back to India.

This will be Akshay Kumar and John Abraham second pairing as the leads after 2005's "Garam Masala". Fortunately this time around, their chemistry, comedic timing and also the fine performances are very enjoyable to watch. Deepika Padukone gives a nice support and together with newcomer Chitrangada Singh, they are definitely the eye candy of the film. Not forgetting veteran Anupam Kher who gives a good appearance while Sanjay Dutt comes in as surprise cameo as well.

As for the plot, the first half of the film is very interesting to watch, with many comedy elements and clever editing, but the second half goes plain crappy as though the story is at a standstill from the interval onwards. Perhaps it's because of the weak plot and the mindless storyline. The debutant director (Rohit Dhawan) did try to make a good attempt, but with good writing and screenplay, the second half would have been better.

Going with a romantic love story, music director (Pritam) does well in the songs department and background score of the film. The title song by Kay Kay and B.O.B gives a powerful start for the film while "Jhak Mar Ke" by Neeraj Shridhar and Harshdeep Kaur is wonderfully melodious as well. The album gives a soothing soundtrack for Bollywood listeners. Cinematography of London is always well presented. The beautiful skyline and backdrop helps to make the film nicer to watch.

Overall, the film is like a fun ride which makes it enjoyable to watch. Aside all that, the two hunks (who are also shirtless most of the time in the film), also will definitely make girls drool and go gaga throughout.

Cinema Online, 05 December 2011
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Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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