Nick Mathur: John Abraham
A graduate of London School of Economics, Nick Mathur is a prototype of the boy every girl wants to make her parents meet. Loyal friend, reliable boy friend, stable investment banker and an all round sweet guy! He happily pays the rent and supports his best friend, Jerry, and provides for his fiancÃ© Radhika's dream wedding and honeymoon, not realizing that, he has turned in a 'ATM card' in Jerry's life and an 'LIC agent' in Radhika's.
Radhika Awasthi: Deepika Padukone
A professional architect, Radhika Awasthi lives in a fairy tale bubble - Dream boyfriend, dream wedding, sensational honeymoon. As much as she loves Nick, her idea of romance is more practical than poetic. It is this cynicism that prevents her from understanding Nick and Jerry's friendship. Ironically, as much as she resents Jerry for using Nick, she is blind to how much Nick humors her idea of a 'perfect' life.
Jerry Patel: Akshay Kumar
Born as Jignesh Patel in a modest Gujarati couple, Jerry changed his name the minute he sat on the plane to come to the UK 12 years back! Jerry's life is a hedonistic series of shortcuts involving drooping out from college, changing several part-time jobs and living off his best friend Nick - the only stable factor and ultimate safety net in his life.
Tanya Mehra: Chitrangda Singh
From being the fat, 'KFC Kid' who was the butt of all jokes, Tanya Mehra blooms into a drop-dead gorgeous and successful Economics teacher at Trinity College. Her no-nonsense professor faÃ§ade hides a crazy and wild Flower Child interior. She lives life in the moment and fully, not letting anything holds her back from following the beat of her heart.
The year is 2009. The world has been struck by the financial meltdown. But Nick Mathur and Jerry Patel don't feel a thing in their comfortable pad in London.
Nick feels smug with his successful investment banking job, the new bonus in his pocket and his beautiful fiancÃ©, Radhika, by his side, while Jerry is so used to scraping the bottom of the barrel and living off his best buddy Nick, that recession feels like home. But life has a way of pulling the rug from under our feet.
Nick and Jerry stop smiling the day Nick's company decides to downsize and unceremoniously fires him. And Jerry is informed by the Social Services that his nephew Veer, whose local guardian Jerry is will be placed in a foster home unless he gets a steady job.
Desi Boyz is the story of two men who are forced to do something extremely bizarre which gives them instant gratification but the repercussions tear them apart and its aftermath which tests everything including their friendship.