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      Boss Movie Review: Skip This Silly Saga Of Akshay Kumar

      By Sahaja
      |
      Rating:
      2.0/5
      Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Mithun Chakraborty, Shiv Pandit, Danny Denzongpa
      Director: Anthony Dsouza

      'In a film only three things matter - Entertainment, entertainment and entertainment'. Do you recall this famous Vidya Balan dialogue from the 2011 movie The Dirty Picture? The newly released Boss which stars Akshay Kumar in the title role solely aims at this 'entertainment factor' but fails at it terribly. This Bollywood masala film is high on action and comedy but we see that director Anthony D'Souza is trying a little too hard in this flick. This action-comedy combo does not even make the audiences smile forget about cheering and clapping in applause.

      Boss, which is a remake of a Malayalam movie titled Pokkiri Raja, has all the elements of a masala entertainer - there is drama, dishum dishum (action), dance, droll and dialogue delivery, but it may not leave you too pleased. Somehow, everything in the film seems very clichéd but may leave Akshay Kumar fans whistling away for his punch lines.

      Story
      Boss revolves around a relationship between a father (Satyakant Shastri played by Mithun Chakraborty) and son (Boss played by Akshay Kumar). Boss does not share good relationship with his father and instead he is the right hand of a local don named Big Boss. It's from him that he even gets the name of Boss. Akshay plays a kind-hearted rogue king in the film.

      Akshay's younger brother Shiv (played by Shiv Pandit) also comes into the picture and he is in love with Ankita (Aditi Rao Hydari). Shiv is even dragged into a controversy due to Ayushman Thakur (Ronit Roy), who is the villainous cop in the movie. The twisted tale is that the cop is also the brother of none other than Shiv's lady lover Ankita. The rest of the plot is left for Boss to deal with this issue.

      Performances
      Although Akshay does his part of the job just fine, there is nothing new that we see here. It's like the same old Akshay Kumar in just different costumes and avatars. His dialogues and punch lines are just getting aren't exciting any more. He has done his bit; it's probably the filmmakers that need to start giving him versatile roles.

      Verdict
      Boss is a typical masala flick with clichés and we mostly see what we expected; and that is nothing fresh. There won't be many surprises in the film. The point of a masala entertainer is to leave the mass pleased, but Boss makes you restless with its insipid story-telling instead. Even if you leave your brains outside the cinema hall and for this one, you will still not enjoy it. Skip this silly saga.


      Akshay Has No Lover

      Akshay Has No Lover

      Akshay Kumar has no leading lady opposite him. Earlier, it was said that Aditi Rao Hydari would be paired opposite the actor but we now see that this actress is the love interest of Shiv Pandit in the film.

      Sonakshi Sinha

      Sonakshi Sinha

      Although Akshay does not have a love interest in this film, he will be seen romancing Sonakshi Sinha who appears in a cameo role. She reprises Sridevi from an old movie in the song titled 'Har Kisi Ko'.

      Akshay-Sonakshi Romance

      Akshay-Sonakshi Romance

      Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha will be seen sharing a sparkling chemistry in a song from the movie. The music from Boss is one of the positive aspects of the movie.

      Aditi Rao Hydari

      Aditi Rao Hydari

      Aditi Rao Hydari, who comes from a royal lineage, sports a well-toned body for this movie, as she flaunts it off in her pink bikini.

      Aditi-Shiv

      Aditi-Shiv

      Here is a still from the movie with Aditi Rao Hydari and Shiv Pandit.

      Action Sequences

      Action Sequences

      We see that Akshay Kumar is high on action in this movie. Here is a sneak peek of Akshay in an action still.

      Prabhu Deva's Presence

      Prabhu Deva's Presence

      The audiences get to see the Micheal Jackson of India in Boss. Yes, Prabhudeva will be featured in a song. This is a special appearance in the song titled 'Hum Na Tode'.

      Music

      Music

      The film's music has 9 tracks totally. Meet Bros Anjjan has composed 5 of them and P.A.Deepak and Chirantan Bhatt have composed the rest. The music is one of the strongest elements of this film.

      Title

      Title

      The film was initially named as Naam Hai Boss as the title Boss was unavailable. Akshay tried his best and was able to get the desired title.

      Remake

      Remake

      The original version of Boss which is Pokkiri Raja had the legendary actor Mammooty in the lead role. Prithviraj played Shiv Pandit's role.

      Not Copied Exactly

      Not Copied Exactly

      Director Antony D'Souza has made sure that he has not copied scene-to-scene from the original movie. The basic idea and story is retained but he has used new sequences and situations too.

      Aditi Hopes To Leave The Baggage

      Aditi Hopes To Leave The Baggage

      With Boss, Aditi Rao Hydari hopes that she can change her image perceived by the audiences. She wants to be seen in versatile roles and avatars.

      Sneak Peek

      Sneak Peek

      Here is an image that shows Aditi in a churidar along with Shiv Pandit in a bus.

      Sizzling Pair

      Sizzling Pair

      Although Sonakshi just a has a cameo role in the film, the audiences will enjoy her screen presence as she romances the lead actor Akshay Kumar.

      Trailer

      Trailer

      The movie is out in theatres now. We will update you with another review which has opinions from the audiences as well, so do come back to our site. As of now, have a look at the trailer of Boss below.

      Click here for the official trailer of Boss

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