FILM: Desi Boyz (Cert TBC)

Two friends radically alter the course of their lives to deal with the global financial crisis in Rohit Dhawan’s Bollywood drama.

Investment banker Nick Mathur (John Abraham) has an expensive apartment in London, which he shares with his beautiful and devoted fiancee, Radhika (Deepika Padukone).

Nick always has money to burn so the dire headlines about financial turmoil don’t trouble him, nor slacker best friend Jerry Patel (Akshay Kumar), who doesn’t need a job when he can rely on Nick to pay his way.

Then the recession bites at Nick’s company and unexpectedly he is downsized and flung out into the overcrowded job market. The city slicker has to dust himself off and struggle to get a foothold on the first rung of the career ladder again.

Meanwhile, Jerry discovers that if he doesn’t find employment, social services will take his young nephew Veer (Omi Vaidya) into care.

Released: November 25 (UK, selected cinemas)