Boss Movie Review

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Martin D'Souza By Martin D'Souza | 18 Mar 2017 15:40:43.5300000 IST

Anthony D'Souza's debut directorial venture, the slick Hollywood style underwater adventure, BLUE, may not have become a runaway hit, but there were quite a few who appreciated the film as well. However, there can be no debating the fact that its music by the maestro, A.R. Rahman was indeed classy and memorable. So, one does expect some good music, although this time the genre is 'masala' action and composers chosen are a mixed bunch, Meet Bros Anjjan, Yo Yo Honey, Chirantan Bhatt and P.A.Deepak. So let's click the play button to check it out!

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Superb synthesized signature tune, 'shankh' and Ganpati trumpets herald the grand entry of the Boss with the title track, 'Boss'. Composed and sung well by Meet Bros. Anjjan (though one misses Mika here), the hip hop number introduces the lead protagonist, Akshay Kumar, and gives a humorous as well as true insight into his larger than life character. Some chartbusting rap by the one and only Yo Yo Honey Singh in his characteristic lovable, this time in Haryanvi style (suiting Akshay's character to the tee), adds to the charm. The one is sure to climb the charts and provide Akshay with another musical hit.

'Boss Entry Theme' is more of a instrumental with some grand orchestration, Hindustani (read desi) style and relies on chorus and enjoyable rap and retro fusion by Sonu Kakkar and Khushboo Grewal .

Heightened tempo and pace make up 'Boss Title Remix' (Meet Bros. Anjjan) and is a space filler.

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'Boss Ganpati Remix' has lots of joyous festive and raucous music, the kind heard during Ganpati processions. The lyrics have been changed accordingly (with chants of Ganpati Bappa Maurya) and the Boss here is 'Ganpati'. A nice effort and good symbolification indeed.

'Hum Na Tode'(by P.A. Deepak) is inspired from a very popular and evergreen Tamil chartbuster, 'Aapde Pode'. Since the film, BOSS is a remake of the super hit, Tamil movie, MARYADA RAMANNA; the makers thought it fit to include it. Sung with lots of 'masti' by Vishal Dadlani, the Haryanvi touch and racy rhythm and it's fusion with Haryanvi folk music (lingo as well) makes the song quite funny and interesting.


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.

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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.

CHECK OUT: Will Akshay Kumar's BOSS face the 'Blues'!?

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.

Full-on timepass!


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.

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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.

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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.

BOSS wallpapers
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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.

CHECK OUT: Will Akshay Kumar's BOSS face the 'Blues'!?

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.

Full-on timepass!

Rating 3/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraboty, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit, Ronit Roy, Danny Dengzongpa and Johnny Lever.
  • Lyrics: Kumaar, Manoj Yadav and Sahil Kaushal (Lill Gollu)
  • Director: Anthony D'Souza
  • Music Director: Meet Bros Anjjan, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Chirantan Bhatt and P.A.Deepak

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