Desi Boyz (2011)





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The year is 2009. The world has been struck by the financial meltdown. But Nick Mathur and Jerry Patel 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, by his side, while Jerry is so used to scraping the bottom of the barrel and living off his best buddy Nick, that recession feels like home. Nick and Jerry stop smiling the day Nick's company decides to downsize and unceremoniously fires him. And Jerry is informed by the Social Services that his nephew Veer, who's local guardian Jerry is will be placed in a foster home unless he gets a steady job. Desi Boyz is the story of two men who are forced to do something extremely bizarre which gives them instant gratification but the repercussions tear them apart and its aftermath which tests everything including their friendship. -- (C) Official Site
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Romance
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John Abraham
as Nikhil 'Nick' Mathur (Hunter)
Akshay Kumar
as Jignesh 'Jerry' Patel (Rocco)
Deepika Padukone
as Radhika Awasthi
Chitrangada Singh
as Tanya Sharma
Omi Vaidya
as Ajay Bapat
Sanjay Dutt
as Mr. Khalnayak
Shraman Jain
as Rohan, Jerry's Friend
Mohnish Bahl
as Social Worker
Satish Kaushik
as Mr. Dhillon
Ashwin Mushran
as Defence lawyer
Bharati Achrekar
as Jerry's mother
Anupam Kher
as Suresh Awasthi, Radhika's father
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In Rohit Dhawan's first film, Desi Boyz, he follows in his father David's directorial footsteps by creating an extended sophomoric male fantasy that is predicated on the audience suspending their logic, judgment, and good taste.

Full Review… | July 5, 2016
Georgia Straight

Audience Reviews for Desi Boyz

Rohit Dhawan tries to follow the steps of David Dhavan to entertain in his debut film, but Desi Boyz works as good as David's latest offering RASCALS!!! It tries hard to entertain, but falls flat on its face for most of its part. For a comedy, it lacks the cracks that keeps you laughing all the way. Let alone all the way, it hardly has any laughs. The dramatic portions aren't any great either. Anupam Kher and Sanjay Dutt are miserably wasted. It's pitiful to see Chitrangada playing such roles. She simply doesn't fit. I usually like child actors, but the one here sucked due to overacting. Akshay and John are okay, though (which wasn't something I was expecting).

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A fun Bollywood movie with some Romantic Comedy and some Family Drama and quite a bit of dancing. None of the dance numbers are spectacular, but are often creatively staged and costumed and (appropriately as the movie is set in London) include quite a diversity of looks among the dancers. The singing, however, is so heavily auto-tuned that the vocals might as well have been created with a synthesizer. The movie builds momentum slowly and certainly isn't one I would highly recommend, but it is a reasonable diversion and isn't one to avoid, either.

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Michael Harbour

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