This October, Don’t Fear / The Boss is Here says the tagline on the film poster and one instantly knows what one is in for, this weekend or rather this Wednesday. Akshay Kumar’s latest offering is Boss, releasing on Eid Day, 16 October 2013. Looking at the previews and the trailer of the film it seems rather obvious that we shall have one more in a long line of incoherent, over the top, masala films that make no concessions to the film viewing public’s intelligence. I suppose we can expect one more edition of Rowdy Rathore – the action film with a larger than life hero – a film genre that Akshay Kumar has made his own.
Starring – Akshay Kumar, Shiv Pandit, Mithun Chakraborty, Ronit Roy, Jonny Lever, Danny Denzongpa, Mukesh Tiwari, Sanjai Mishra, Parikshit Sahni, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Prbhudeva (in special appearance)
Producer – Ashwin Varde, under the banner of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Cape of Good Films
Director – Anthony D’Souza (director of 2009 film Blue)
Story/Screenplay/Dialogues – Farhad – Sajid
Music –Meet Bros Anjjan, Honey Singh, P A Deepak, Chirantan Bhatt
Plot & Story of Boss
Within the first few seconds of the trailer we are treated to a series of violent displays – a man is bludgeoned by a fiery weapon, followed by someone else being bludgeoned with a bucket followed by someone’s neck being broken audibly. There are also sundry burning cars being flung into the air. And that’s just the first half minute.
The story (such as it is) is about a Haryanvi gangster Boss played by Akshay Kumar – who seems to have no actual name since his father (Mithun Chakraborty) also refers to him by that term. Based on the hit South Indian film Pokkiri Raja, (Malayalam film starring Mamoothy as Boss) the story involves rival gangs, a ruthless police officer played by Ronit Roy and the love story of the Boss’s brother Shiv, played by Shiv Pandit and Ankita played by Aditi Rao Hydari. Danny Denzongpa is supposed to be the mentor to the ‘Boss’.
The Boss Title Song sung by Anjjan Bhatacharya, Manmeet Singh and Harmeet as well as Yo Yo Honey Singh is supposed to be the most expensive song every shot in Bollywood; reportedly made at the cost of about 60 lakhs. The other songs include a reworking of the super hit Apdi Poda called hum na tode by Vishal Dadlani and Party All Night a fun but seemingly senseless song featuring Sonakshi Sinha in a special appearance – a song by Honey Singh that is a sure shot floor filler. The music of Boss has been generally well received and the movie itself is highly anticipated by legions of Akshay Kumar’s fans.
It is reasonably certain that this formulaic movie will do well at the box office, with its done to death mixture of low brow humour, violence (euphemistically referred to as action) uni-dimensional characters and loud, chest-thumping type of acting that goes down so well with our film-going junta.
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