Desi Boyz is a Hindi comedy drama and the amazing chemistry between Akshay Kumar and John Abraham is the major attraction of the film. Pritham's music, Natarajan Subramaniam's picturisation, fast-paced screenplay and dialogues, graphics work, beautiful locations, costumes and art direction are the other highlights of the movie. But it suffers a setback due to weak storyline and poor characterisation.
The movie is about two jobless youth's struggle for livelihood during recession. Director Rohit Dhawan might have failed to have strong storyline, but he proves that he is no lesser to his filmmaker father David Dhawan in making a comedy. With his dynamic screenplay, he makes sure that the audiences' attention will centre on screen till the end of the film. One thing should be said here unlike his father, he never plays it over the top.
Two friends Jignesh a.k.a Jerry (Akshay) and Nick (John) are working as security guard and banker respectively in London. Jerry has a responsibility to look after his sister's orphan son, while Nick has a high maintenance girlfriend (Deepika Padukone). But hell breaks loose when they lose their jobs due to recession. In a bid to seek desperate measures for survival, they meet Sanjay Dutt, who hires them as male escorts in his company. What happens next will form the interesting portion of the movie.
Akshay Kumar and John Abraham are superb in their respective roles. As far as their acting is concerned, there seems to be a tough competition between the two. Their telepathic conversation in the film is very humourous. Their chemistry is awesome. Deepika grabs the eyeball with her acting, while Chitrangada Singh is a treat to watch. Sanjay Dutt, Anupam Kher and Omi Vaidya also brighten up the screen with their hilarious acts.
Pritham's composition of the songs is very impressive. Especially, title song 'Desi Boyz' and party number 'Tu Mera Hero' are ultra-groovy. Natarajan's cinematography also adds to the richness of the production values. Dialogues and Editing are also commendable.
Overall, Desi Boyz is a good entertainer, which can be enjoyed by comedy lovers.
Producer: Krishika Lulla, Vijay Ahuja and Jyoti Deshpande
Director: Rohit Dhawan
Cast: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Chitrangada Singh, Sanjay Dutt, Anupam Kher and Omi Vaidya