143 Min | Action-Drama | October 2013
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Director: Anthony D’Souza
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Shiv Pandit, Mithun Chakraborty
Boss Review: Every Bollywood cinema like Besharam, Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Policegiri are following the trend of 80’s potboilers which comprised of action, melodrama , routine song and dance. The good news is Boss, though falls into same genre, is a passable entertainer with raw-punching dialogues, commendable action scene and of course Akshaye Kumar.
Boss ( Akshaye Kumar) is a fearless and heart-of-gold goonda who gets the contract to bump off a college going innocent chap Shiv( Shiv Pandit) in love with a gruesome police-office’s sister. Coincidently, Shiv turns out to be younger brother of Boss who was estranged from him when his father ( Mithun Chakrborty) disowned him as a child.
From terrible attempt BLUE , Anthony D’Souza comes back with a popcorn masala entertainment which had nothing new to offer in terms of direction and screenplay yet can be enjoyable in parts. These kind of cinemas generally does not have moral story and sense but they do have section of audience who loves to whistle to introduction scene of their hero, clap to the item songs and shout as their hero punches the villain. Similarly, Boss has everything going in its favor. The humongous entry by Akshay Kumar arriving with ten trucks, the brilliant fight sequence captured in slow motion ( though sometimes larger-than- life),the father-son melodrama summarizes Boss, few comic relief by Akshay Kumar and good songs with “Party All Night” being pick of the lot. Boss completely belongs to Akshay Kumar and the actor does not leave any stone unturned. He gives his best and proves his mettle with good performance. Ronit Roy is superb as rude and heartless cop. Danny and Mithun are just fine.
Overall, Boss is a complete masala package with Akshay Kumar ruling the roost.