Movie Details

Boss

An action drama film directed by Anthony D`Souza. The film is produced by Ashwin Varde, and featuring Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty and Aditi Rao Hydari in lead roles. It is a remake of 2010 Malayalam action masala movie "Pokkiri Raja".

Language: Hindi
Subtitle: NA
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 15 Oct 2013
Genre: Action / Drama
Running Time: 2 Hours 25 Minutes
Distributor: BOMBAY TALKIES
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Aditi Rao Hydari
Director: Anthony D'souza
Format: 2D

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Writer: Janak

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Watch this if you liked: “Pokkiri Raja”, “Dabanng” and “Once Upon A Time In Mumbai”.

If the audience has watched the Tamil version, perhaps by watching this remake of "Boss", they would consider it to be more polished. The film is the direct remake of Kollywood's "Pokkiri Raja" (2010) but with a little twists and turns, of course. Just like the original, it's a story puzzle that keeps joining up the whole way.

A young Surya (Akshay Kumar) is thrown out from his house by his father Satyakant (Mithun Chakraborty). After serving his jail term for a crime he did not commit, Surya moves to another city only to be sheltered by Tauji (Danny Denzongpa). Under the wings of Tauji, Surya slowly becomes the fearless man in his new city who does everything from stealing to even taking someone's life. As the story unfolds, Surya gets two separate killing contracts. One from his boss to kill a corrupt cop name Ayushman (Ronit Roy) and the other is from the minister's (Govind Namdeo) son to kill Shiv (Shiv Pandit).

Akshay Kumar fails to make an impact again but his comedy timing and dialogues were superb. Aditi Rao is sweet while Ronit Roy played his bad cop image quite well. Shiv is another talent that Bollywood should reap further. As for the rest of the well-known cast, they had little to do but they fitted well somehow. The plot of the film is somehow slow paced but one would really appreciate and enjoy the action sequences. Despite that, the effects and cinematography were just sub-par.

The best thing that happened to this film is definitely the soundtrack. The film has not one but four music directors (Meet Bros Anjjan, P.A.Deepak, Chirantan Bhatt and Yo Yo Honey Singh) and to be fair, they all did quite well. The title song, including the remix version, is extremely impressive with a mix of Hip Hop, Indian and Western sounds. "Hum Na Tode" by Vishal Dadlani, an adapted track of the hugely popular Tamil song, "Apdi Pode" is a fast paced addictive track to one's ear. "Party All Night", composed and sung by Honey Singh also maintains to hold the audience attention from beginning till the end.

Overall, an entertaining film with Akshay Kumar single handedly saves the film from being something mediocre. It's not a must watch film, but it at least deserves a shot.


Cinema Online, 22 October 2013
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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