Two hot bodied men ready to go full Monty on 70mm, a teacher who doesn’t mind doing a salsa or taking off her clothes for her student, Omi Vaidya’s Hindi histrionics and macho Sanjay Dutt playing a pimp… all this and a lot more hot stuff is up for grabs if you put your money on Desi Boyz!
And take our word; the boys won’t disappoint you!
Post Garam Masala and Desi Boyz, John and Akshay are the new Jai-Veeru of Bollywood.Their camaraderie is a treat to watch!LOLyou’ll go at their telepathy sequences in this ‘boy flick.’Special mention to their droolworthy bodies, which are more eye-popping that anything else. And after Dostana, we can safely say that John does it better with guys..acting me mean! But DB is not a gay ride, except for the few warnings from Anupam Kher to ‘not be ambitious’. On the contrary, it appears to be a funny male-version of Laga Chunari Mein Daag where an abla and majboor naari resorts to extreme measures (read prostitution). Here, our majboor heroes turn into gigolos. 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.
So, Jerry Patel (Akshay Kumar) and Nick (John Abrahams) are bum chums staying in UK. Nick is an investment banker and Jerry is a loser who works as a security guard (Housefull’s Panauti?). He has an orphaned nephew Veer. Nick has a high maintenance girlfriend Radhika (Deepika Padukone), who dreams of a Big Fat wedding, exotic and extended honeymoon, a big house, car and a dog too. Well, everything was fine, until recession hits the country and the two heroes find themselves jobless. But as luck would have it, Sanjay Dutt’s escort agency finds them! Jerry jumps on the offer riding on his “Size 11!!” but Nick’s adarsh and usool stop him initially but thanks to the pressure of bills, school fee, girlfriend and true friendship he also signs the dotted line. How Radhika will react to Nick’s new profession? Veer – who has been sent to a foster home, will he come back to Jerry? And how will Jerry meet Tanya – Chitrangada, forms the rest of the story.
Desi Boyz might not boast of an outstanding and original storyline, but Rohit’s style of story-telling where he treats the otherwise serious issues of recession, unemployment, break-up, family etc. in a jovial manner come out as fresh. A little wobbly first half establishes the story and by interval you know what’s in store but the packaging of the fast second half takes you by surprise. Introduction of new characters, especially Chitrangada’s and Omi Vaidya’s not only add entertainment value but also break the monotony. However, Rohit could have improved upon climax, which looks incomplete and emotional scenes, which either look OTT (Akshay and Veer track) or repetitive (John-Deepika post break-up track). Comedy, situational and in form of one-liners is sparse and you can’t ignore bout of laughters a few times.
Performance wise, Akshay Kumar makes a comeback after giving duds in the recent past. The man is known for his comic timing and yet again he has proven himself as an actor who can spring well between comic and sensitive scenes. John Abraham is a surprise, he isn’t playing a cardboard but is matching up with Akki both in comedy and dance moves. Since it’s a guy’s movie,Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh could be passed over as mere eye-candies, but Chitrangada is a treat watch both in terms of acting and looks – pure ‘hotness’! However, Deepika doesn’t impress much. Anupam Kher has done his job, this time as a cool father-law, an extension to DDLJ’s cool father. Sanjay Dutt’s extended cameo as a ‘pimp’ is much better than many movies where he plays the lead. Omi Vaidya leaves you in splits yet again with his Hindi antics. But, we’re wondering till how long will directors keep exploiting that trait of his talent.
Cinematography is good, dialogues are struggling from being youthful and funny but demand some more work. Pritam’s music gels well with the story. Songs are already being lapped up. Songs like the title song, Jhak Maar Ke and Allah Maaf Kare are catchy.
Week in parts, Desi Boyz is entertaining on the whole. We have seen worse movies this year! Not meant for those who try to find meaning in every movie. So, girls and boys, grab your tub of pop corns, watch Desi Boyz for some sizzling stuff and you’ll come out with a grin on your face thinking what all these guys can do to entertain you!