Desi Boyz Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:38:43.1830000 IST


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John and Abhishek yelled high for 'Desi girl' in DOSTANA and now it's John and Akshay bonding that is all going to make a big noise for the much awaited DESI BOYZ. Director Rohit Dhawan, son of veteran David Dhawan, enters the arena with a bang and is all ready to deliver out a comical but bizarre bumpy ride. Riding high on the success of musical hits like MAUSAM, BODYGUARD and READY this year, Pritam Chakraborty's name on the credits promises huge expectations from this comic caper that is fueled high with bankable star-cast and munificent production values. To add more substance to the musical line-up, it has the power-house of reliable lyricists like Irshad Kamil, Kumaar and Amitabh Bhattacharya to deliver out the desired needful. So, can these DESI BOYZ have the outrageous score to make some noise on the floor? Let's get into the groove of it...!!!

Roar, sound or noise...desi boyz finally arrive! Boisterously vibrant and electrically charged in motion, the boy-brigade is all set to rule with pompously loud rhythms and beats in immensely catchy sounding 'Make Some Noise for Desi boyz'. It's a rapturously loud bhelpuri of Punjabi, Hindi, English and Spanish that makes helluva of noise that sets out impish tones for the philandering ways of 'Desi boyz'. Pritam prefers to go loud with funky ''Synthpop'' genre of music (sub-genre of Euro-pop music) and makes heavy usage of belligerently loud electronically tuned synth beats and sounds. KK's racy ''n'' pulsating vocals tell it all and energize the entire decorum with a set of eclectically high thriving paced orchestrations. Bob's crazy emceeing is an added delight that gives it snooty-cum-masculine shades and makes this a likable listening feast for urbane listeners. It's bouncy ''club-remix'' version packs an extra dosage of hip-hop emceeing that is mixed well with optimum proportion of tuneful signature beats and synth based DJ claps and scratches. Go for it!!!

UK pop-mania maintains its strong gripping on melodic front as now it's a ''comic strip'' sort of romantic-fantasy that takes over the proceeding in jovial sounding 'Subah Hone Na De'. The song brings out memories of popular 90's ''girlie'' tracks like 'Barbie Girl' and 'My Oh My' (AQUA) that made news for their peculiar ''Euro-dance'' type of music. It's a ''cool'' experimentation by Pritam that adds elements

of ''hilarity-in-motion'' that's not only prankish but also has flavors of ''bhangra'' buzz. Shefali Alvares's cute ''n'' cuddly voice suits the situation and connects with positive vibes of Mika's naughty Punjabi flavored vocals. 'Tu Mera Hero', a similar sounding soundtrack comes out as the ''jumbled version'' of the track. This version brings out a different array of arrangements and verses with similar vocal binge and funky orchestrations. Shefali's adorably ''kiddies'' rendition in booming octaves is the striking feature of the song that lifts the spirits of the track. 'Subah Hone Na De (remix)', a rip-roaring ''club-house'' stylized discotheque version is really rollicking as well as booty-shaking. It's a peppy mix 'n' match of electro-funk pop with loads of choral cheers, sounding more like an anthem for English Premier League football team. Funky!!!



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Both decide to become male escorts (primarily to help Jerry's nephew) to Sanjay Dutt's Desi Boyz and there is one rule they set: 'No sex.' Money flows, nephew is taken care of while Radhika is blissfully unaware of Rocco and Hunter's (Jerry and Nick's new identities) nocturnal activities. Until YouTube pops up their 'job profile'!

It's break-up time for the two and nephew is sent to a foster home. Nick pushes Jerry out of his home and into the college campus to complete his graduation. First half is well established. The mood and motive is firmly in place.

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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? Even though you may call it the typical Bollywood flick, there is that 'X' factor which, I feel, will help it make safely through the first week.

John and Akshay, after GARAM MASALA, team up again and both are good. Deepika is moving confidently from film to film and establishing her credentials as an actress to be reckoned with in the Top 5 category. Chitrangada manages to impress in her brief role while Sanju baba, walks in with attitude, and leaves receiving the maximum taalis.

The mix is good and it's sure to create a buzz if not a furor at the Box-office.

Rating : 3/5


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First time director Rohit Dhawan shows spunk in his maiden venture. He establishes his characters with the ease of a pro to set the ball rolling. Even the curious case of why one should resort to becoming a male escort is forgiven because it is handled with maturity. The first half is tight and slickly edited, coupled with a fine performance by the two leading men, John Abraham and Akshay Kumar.

The plot is convincing but it is only towards the end, especially in the courtroom scene, which is diluted by Sanjay Dutt's tomfoolery and the judge, a lady, melting in her seat, that the movie tends to sway. A bit..

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However, if you are willing to forgive these flaws then you are in for an entertaining time with these Desi Boyz promising full value for money. Because Jr Dhawan manages to engage you at all times. Be it with his drama, romantic scenes or classroom antics. The dialogues are super witty in bits, and the screenplay near perfect. The two leading ladies, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh provide the oomph factor and in fact you later realize that they are sparingly used and it is only Rocco and Hunter (more of them later) who pull off the show.

The movie is set in the year is 2009. The place: London. The world has witnessed a meltdown and recession is at its peak. Nick (John Abraham) and Jerry (Akshay Kumar) are best buddies who share the same home. Nick is an investment banker and Jerry manages to make ends meet doing odd jobs. He has a nephew, his sister's son, who has lost his parents. Jerry is responsible for his upbringing. The state is keeping a close watch on his abilities to care for a kid. The recession has both these buddies jobless. Nick has to maintain a high-end girlfriend Radhika (Deepika Padukone), who he has just given a diamond ring to, while Jerry has to pay his nephews bills.



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Both decide to become male escorts (primarily to help Jerry's nephew) to Sanjay Dutt's Desi Boyz and there is one rule they set: 'No sex.' Money flows, nephew is taken care of while Radhika is blissfully unaware of Rocco and Hunter's (Jerry and Nick's new identities) nocturnal activities. Until YouTube pops up their 'job profile'!

It's break-up time for the two and nephew is sent to a foster home. Nick pushes Jerry out of his home and into the college campus to complete his graduation. First half is well established. The mood and motive is firmly in place.

CHECK OUT: John: Akshay has the basic tenets of being a producer's actor


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? Even though you may call it the typical Bollywood flick, there is that 'X' factor which, I feel, will help it make safely through the first week.

John and Akshay, after GARAM MASALA, team up again and both are good. Deepika is moving confidently from film to film and establishing her credentials as an actress to be reckoned with in the Top 5 category. Chitrangada manages to impress in her brief role while Sanju baba, walks in with attitude, and leaves receiving the maximum taalis.

The mix is good and it's sure to create a buzz if not a furor at the Box-office.

Rating : 3/5

Rating 3/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Akshay Kumar, Chitrangada Singh, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Sanjay Dutt, Chitrangda Singh
  • Lyrics: Kumaar, Irshad Kamil, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Irshad Kamil and Amitabh Bhattacharya
  • Director: Rohit Dhawan
  • Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
  • Release Date : 25 Nov 2011