Akshay Kumar is having the time of his life. His innings at the Box Office at the moment is in the T-20 mould. ROWDY RATHORE saw him peak. This was followed by a disastrous scripting of ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI...DOBAARA. It pushed Akshay in a corner just when he was threatening to break free and continue from where he had left off in RR.
Thankfully, the writing here, leaves no room for error. It allows Akshay the free hand needed to jog, dance, kick and swirl with equal aplomb. It's a film for the masses, with some ridiculous moments that clearly defy logic, but nevertheless, are there for the comic element. The drama too is intense with the father not knowing that his son is far more mature than what he makes him out to be.
It's a masala formula that can never go wrong, unless executed foolishly. Full marks here to director Anthony D'Souza who keeps a tight hold on the proceedings creating the heightened climax as well as handling the comic elements with ease. CHECK OUT: Akshay Kumar - Amitabh Bachchan is the BOSS of film industry
Boss is Akshay Kumar who is taken care of by Big Boss (Danny Dengzongpa), a feared and respected goon whose front is the truck business. Big Boss is saved by a young Akshay on a crowded street. Impressed, Big Boss gives him shelter and learns of his woes.
Since he is always getting into fights, his father, a school teacher, Satyakant Shastri (Mithun Chakraborty) asks him to leave his home. Shiv (Shiv Pandit) his younger brother knows that bhai
only loses his cool when anyone speaks ill about his father.
A twist in the tale brings Satyakant to Boss' home fifteen years later to give him a contract to save his younger son who has been falsely implicated by a corrupt ACP played by Ronit Roy. Shiv, who is in love with Ronit's sister Ankita (Aditi Rao Hydari), knocks the living daylights out of the Home Minister's son. Ronit, on the other hand, has agreed that his sister will marry the minister's son. Case tagda hai
A few minutes before his father could come to him, Big Boss had taken a contract from the ACP to eliminate Shiv!
Boss is in a fix!
Apart from Akshay, who is having the time of his life, Ronit Roy and the lad who plays a young Akshay also impress.
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Ronit is full-on dynamite as the corrupt ACP who works along with the Home Minister in the hope of one day becoming the Police Commissioner. This has to be a first for a villain who gives the hero a run for his money in every department - be it looks, acting, action and dialogue baazi.
The joke on music copyrights is a riot. Ditto the reply by Boss when he tells Sonakshi Sinha that he will meet her at the end of the film.
Anthony D'Souza has done away with his Blues! He has smartly stuck to the basics using the old formula.