Desi Boyz  is a 2011 Hindi comedy drama film directed by debutant Rohit Dhawan, son of director David Dhawan. The film stars John Abraham, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangda Singh in lead roles while Sanjay Dutt appears in a cameo role. The film released on 25 November 2011, and opened to mostly positive reviews upon its release.

Deepika In a pink top

Deepika In a pink top

Deepika With John Abraham

Deepika With John Abraham

Deepika In a hot blue top from Desi Boyz

Deepika In a hot blue top from Desi Boyz

Production

Desi Boyz started filming on 7 November 2010, and completed its shooting in May 2011. The film was to have had Sonam Kapoor as the lead actress, but she declined the film. Rumours of the film being offered to Anushka Sharma were also doing the rounds but she denied this. Eventually, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangda Singh were finalised as the female leads. Deepika Padukone was seen opposite John Abraham for the first time and Chitrangada Singh starred opposite Akshay Kumar in her first commercial film.

After short on extras for a scene at Oxford University, the film used website StarNow.com to recruit extras for filming. The first theatrical trailer was released on 23 September 2011, alongside the film Mausam, while the second trailer was released along with Ra.One on 26 October 2011. The soundtrack of the film was composed by Pritam and the lyrics written by Irshad Kamil, Kumaar and Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Deepika Jhak Maar ke song from Desi Boyz

Deepika Jhak Maar ke song from Desi Boyz

Deepika Deepika in a striped top from Desi Boyz

Deepika Deepika in a striped top from Desi Boyz

Deepika Romancing John in Desi Boyz

Deepika Romancing John in Desi Boyz

Reception

The music album of Desi Boyz received positive reviews. Desi Boyz recieved an ‘A’ certificate from Central Board of Film Certification due to the role portrayal of male escorts in the movie, although the makers were expecting a U/A certificate. The movie was released in the United States on 23rd November, 2011 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend and was released in India two days later on 25 November 2011.

Deepika Hugging John in Desi Boyz

Deepika Hugging John in Desi Boyz

Deepika In a blue dress from Desi Boyz

Deepika In a blue dress from Desi Boyz

Box Office

Desi Boyz collected around 9 crore on its first day. It had an opening weekend collection of 28.5 crore which was at best average considering the star cast and budget of the film. Its collections in the second week was around 8 crores and its overall business in India is now 46 crores after 2weeks.