CAST & CREW
The name “ Boyss Toh Boyss Hain” seems to be a take on the English phrase “Boys will be Boys” and is supposed to be a comedy of sorts on the college going generation and the games and pranks they play from their adolescent and immature minds. The comedy element seems to have been borrowed from a well-known American comic strip with a desi setup.
Plot: The four young guys forming the central character list of the movie are all from Delhi and are all smitten by the love bug, but, unfortunately, cannot find a suitable match to come into their love lives. The plot then moves around these four characters putting them into seemingly pitiable conditions from which they extricate themselves with some comic. In the course of all this, they finally end up finding out their true love. The first of the lot is a young "Surd” Karan Pal ( Anshuman Jha), who has a crush on this beautiful Sikh girl, but his moves run into problems. The other lad is a lean patch, Alphanso ( Dhruv Ganesh) always on the lookout for adventurous girls, but being hemmed in by his shielding sisters. The third one is a guy from Bihar, Atal Bihari ( Aarya Kumar), who happens to be the most polished of the lot, but his love pursuit gets derailed as he disagrees with his dad on dowry.
On the other extreme is the last guy Abhishek (Raj Kumar Yadav) – an out and out sucker for whom dating was synonymous with money making. The individual stories are narrated through numerous flashbacks that come out through interrogations by police inspector R.U. Sharma ( Gulshan Grover), and that is how the plot unfolds and brings out the younger generation’s feelings about falling in love and how they handle it.
Review: Having chosen a theme quite amenable to being made into a good comedy movie, director Vats seems to have fumbled while organizing the ingredients. The entire film appears to be a disjointed combination of events, randomly pieced together. The numerous flashbacks only add to the confusion and make one wish, if not subtitles, at least, there could have been a timeline running on the screen.
To make things worse, there seems to be a surfeit of unnecessary scenes which only adds to the runtime, which in turn is inversely proportional to the interest level. Of the more well-known actors, both Raj Kumar Yadav and Divya Dutt seem to have been improperly used or underutilised, although they could have been better used in potentially interesting roles. The lesser known actors, unfortunately in the major roles, seem to make their presence felt through hamming.
Verdict: There is a steady segment of viewers who are always on the lookout for films in the comedy genre. But it remains to be seen if this particular film could hold the attention of viewers till the end.
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