The picture stars not one but two of Indian cinema's biggest male stars: Abhishek Bachchan (the scion of a Barrymore-like acting dynasty that has dominated Indian screens for decades) and the decidedly toothsome John Abraham.
I hope no-one will take it as disloyalty to the immortal Upen if I note that Mr. Abraham appears to be a little bit of all right.
Oh, and the twist? Dostana is the subcontinent's first gay-themed comedy, although in a kind of Bosom Buddies/Three's Company way: the boys have to pretend to be a couple in order to share a flat with the shy and retiring Shilpa Shetty, pictured lounging between them above. I was surprised to read, on my return, a fairly positive review of the picture in the New York Times.
Even more surprisingly, this daring effort is now playing in our staid little Sultanate. Perhaps a trip to the movies is in order...