Boss Movie Review

Akshay Kumar hasn’t been having the best of times lately. His last 3 films have struggled to cross the 70 crore mark due to unfavorable response from the audiences and critics alike, although Special 26 did well considering it’s genre. Now he is back with his ‘Blue’ director Anthony D’Souza and this time they have chosen to take the remake route. Boss is an official remake of the 2010 Malayalam Hit Pokkiri Raja. Will Akshay Kumar be able to recreate the euphoria of Rowdy Rathore? Let’s find out.

Story: Satyakanth (Mithun) is responsible for the death of someone and his elder son Boss (played by Akshay Kumar who goes by the name of Boss) assumes responsibility for the murder and gets locked up in jail for a few years. After getting out, he shifts to a new city and becomes a part of the evil gang under the tutorship of Danny Denzongpa’s character. The story takes a turn when he is hired by the son of a minister to kill his own brother. Other characters also fill up the proceedings but aren’t important to the plot.

Boss
Boss Movie Review

Screenplay and Direction: Anthony D’Souza who got it terribly wrong with his underwater exploration-cum-treasure film Blue manages to find new light in a completely new genre. Masala has turned out to be a double edged sword with one hit film giving rise to ten flop films. But Anthony manages to make a decent film out of a rather contrived and convulated story. Most of his story elements are clich├ęd and are interspersed with hackneyed plot devices from 80s Bollywood films but they don’t matter much as Boss doesn’t get stuck in the same despondent note for a long time. The screenplay moves along in a fast paced manner and Anthony has adapted the Southern flick for the Northern diaspora commendably. Well, he deserves as many compliments as someone who can deserve for going the unoriginal remake way.

The technical aspects of Boss stand out for a masala film because of it’s superb action sequences and credit for that must lie with Anal Arasu (ignore that first name for a moment). Boss is worth a watch simply for the one-on-one climax showdown between the hero and the villain. The cinematography manages to capture the Northern landscape of the country decently and the production design is good enough for a film which doesn’t aspire to set new standards in the production design department. The editing of Boss is appropriate.

The music of Boss is a pleasant listen. Two tracks stand out. Party All Night is already a huge chartbuster and deservedly so. The title track has the ability to make the audience jive to it’s lyrics and tune.

Acting: Boss is a one man show and the man at the centre of it is Akshay Kumar. Akshay seems to have enjoyed being a part of a film after a long time and it shows. He is in full form in Boss. He is charming, flamboyant, funny and athletic and Boss has given him the opportunity to show his acting chops in full capacity. Shiv Pandit is okay as Boss’ brother. Mithun Chakraborty has completely hammed it up as Akshay’s father. Danny Denzongpa is a charming watch. Aditi Rao Hydari has nothing to do in Boss except for appear in a bikini. Ronit Roy gives rise to a Superb villain! And he proves to be an able match to Akshay’s Boss.

Conclusion and Box Office (or should we say BOSS Office): Boss turns out to be an unexpectedly enjoyable fare with a rather potent mix of comedy, drama, action and romance. Akshay Kumar’s star power and charisma powers Boss from an ordinary fate to an above average outcome. If you are in the mood for some harmless fun this festive season and if you don’t like to nitpick when it comes to movies, give Boss a chance.

In the Box Office counter, Boss will take an above average opening partly fueled by the national holiday but I expect it to come to it’s own from Thursday onwards. Boss should have a good run at the Box Office and I will not be surprised if we get to see Akshay Kumar get his first 100 crore film after more than a year and 5 films.

Positive:

  • Akshay Kumar and Ronit Roy’s acting
  • The funny sequences
  • The music
  • The action set-pieces

Negative:

  • Mithun Chakraborty and Aditi Rao’s uninspired acting
  • The laggy bits in the screenplay
  • The cliched storyline
Rating: ★★★☆☆
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43 Comments

  • Excellent review! It was an enjoyable ‘masala’ flick. Good action sequences, dialogues, music, much better than his last masala flick ‘Khiladi 786’. Of course it was a one man show with Akshay Kumar at his best, he didn’t even need a heroine. But, Ronit Roy made sure his presence in the movie was felt, he looked so convincing as the main antagonist.
    Overall, an enjoyable movie, nothing extraordinary, but pretty enjoyable.




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  • 3 star is quite acceptable for audiences who prefers review before thn to watch movie
    Lets hope that this movie will do more better audience liked




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  • guyzz..it already broke CE’s first day first show collections by a big margin………going to earn 25 crores first day overall. more records to be broken. just wait. tickets sold out till sunday in entire north circuit. what do u want more??????




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  • luks a bit lyk khiladi 786……akshay plays safe by opting 4 same genre films always…he is confident 2 deliver a flop if he changes the genre….he is nt suitable 4 superstar’s tag…he is not a gud action hero even…he shud do action movies lyk dhoom,race nd don…nt lyk rowdies nd dabanng type…




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  • Nice by indicine but they missed bst part of movie where 20-25 peoples r chasing Akki n he is dodging each n everyone jst like Jakie Chan did in his movies…..i love that scene…..Parkour stunts at its bst in that scene….Akki ke haters is scene pe whistle marenge likh ke lelo




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  • @iamthevastuniverse
    CE is still on your mind,almost 4 big film released after that but you still cannot come out of the magic of CE,now CE becomes a measuring gauge for other films……i hope BOSS do 30cr minimum to prove his stardom as it is a Eid holiday release,big release size ,good critics rating ,accepted music..if still he cannot achieve 30cr then he is nothing infront of SRK,SALMAN…..he is still equivalent to Ranbir,saif




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  • Now akshay fans shouldn’t complain akshay movie don’t get enough screen space, holiday opening and favorable reviews. Now everything seems in fevour of him. Let’s see how much it does on day one.
    Maximum 15 cr. guy be realistic.




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  • This movie and its collections prove once again that Akshay is not even close to the mighty khans… solo release eod holiday still 20crores?? This will not cross 100cross bcoz people will slow down once krish3 date comes closer.




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  • Eid holiday, 3300 screens, and also solo release. So anything less than 30 crs will be disappointing. I am expecting more than 30 crs.




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  • I don’t know why some idiots are fighting each other for actors. They are talking shit about other movie while review is about “boss”. Enjoy the movie instead of fighting for an actor. That actor is not gonna give you any things for fighting for him.




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