‘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 this 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 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.
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 ash 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.
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 filmmakers that need start giving him versatile roles.
Boss is a typical masala flick with clichés and we mostly see what we expected; 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 instead makes us restless. Even if you leave your brains outside the cinema hall and for this one, you will still not enjoy this one. Skip this silly saga.
Have a look at the slide show latest stills and details and trailer of Boss...
Akshay Has No Lover
What's interesting is that in Boss Akshay Kumar has no leading lady opposite him. Earlier, word was that Aditi Rao Hydari will be paired against the actor but we now see that this actress is the lover of Shiv Pandit in the film.
Although, Akshay does not have a lover 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 son titled 'Har Kisi Ko'.
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 from the movie.
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.
Here is a still from the movie with Aditi Rao Hydari and Shiv Pandit. They play lovers Boss.
We see that Akshay Kumar is high on action in this movie. Here is a sneak peak of Akshay in an action still.
Prabhu Deva 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'
The film's music has 9 tracks totally. Meet Bros Anjjan has composed 5 of them and P.A.Deepak and Chirantan Bhatt composed the rest. The music is one of the strongest elements of this film.
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.
The original version of Boss which is Pokkiri Raja had legendary actor Mammoothy in the lead role. Prithviraj played Shiv Pandit's role.
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
With Boss, Aditi Rao Hydari hopes that she can change her image perceived by audiences. She wants to be seen in versatile roles and avatars.
This is sneak peak into the movie. Here is an image that shows Aditi in a churidar along with Shiv Patel in a bus.
Although, Sonakshi just a has a cameo role in the film. The audiences enjoy her screen presence as she romances lead actor Akshay Kumar.
The movie is out in theatres now. We will update you with another review which has opinions from audiences so do come back to our site. As of now, have a look at the trailer of Boss below.