Desi Boyz is now in theatres and according to the critics they say it is tolerable. The movie has been directed by Rohit Dhawan who is famous Bollywood director David Dhawan’s son. The father being a phenomenal director in the 90’s who made a series of comic movies which are still watched and remembered. Rohit Dhawan has tried to introduce his own signature style and tried to make it different from his father’s style.
Akshay Kumar is in the movie that seems to be doing a lot of movies lately and they all end up looking the same. The actor seems to be tired now. The fact is true that such roles hide the true talent of Kumar. Most of the films are not watchable anymore and the kind of roles he is been doing are similar. John Abraham has tried his luck doing a comedy but doesn’t seem to be working out for him.
Apart from all this the movie is not as bad. Rohit Dhawan chose a good duo of Akshay Kumar and John Abraham. Both the actors complement each other’s personality. Their Jodi is loveable. Dhawan has worked superbly on the making of the film though and it looks really fresh instead of a haphazard comedy. The plot of the movie goes around two guys who are jobless, raising the unemployment issue in the society. They become male escorts and the cast seems to be apt for the story.
Deepika Padukone comes in and out of the story and the moment you want to be directed towards some comedy the movie is taken over by clichés. The movie has definitely some flaws that are highlighted and not hidden. It is more like you want to like the movie but it is disappointing at times. An attempt of patriotism is also witnessed in the movie which was kind of absurd. It was Chitrangada Singh’s first appearance in which she is playing the role of a hot economics professor but instead of keeping it a fantasy she’s made desperate. She literally throws herself on to Akshay who is her student. There should have been a line between the two. The movie could have been better if the director used his young energy in to the film instead of making it a comedy from the 90’s.