Movie Review: Boss

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit, Mithoon Chakraborthy, Ronit Roy, Danny Denzongpa Director: Anthony D Souza, Rating: ** 1\2

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 12:45:22 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Boss is a remake of the south flick Pokkiri Raja and it seems like Akshay Kumar is totally back with this one. Whatever we lost in Khiladi 786 and Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Doobara is back with BOSS. No one is a better match for such a title and such a film than Akshay.

It starts in Banaras where Big Boss Danny runs a transport business under the disguise of being a contract killer. Akshay Kumar is disowned by his idealistic father played by Mithoon and Danny is the one who takes care of this BOSS.

In the backdrop of this father-son relationship between Mithoon Chakraborthy and Akshay Kumar, develops a lovestory in the subplot between Ankita  (Aditi Rao Hydari) and Shiv (Shiv Pandit). Love story develops and there's no villain to interfere? Well, never has that ever happened in a hindi film. Sadly Aditi does not get to show her potential as an actor in this one. She's just another pretty girl in the frame which I don't like. The makers should have used her talent to the fullest.

That is fulfilled by Ronit Roy who does justice to the character of ACP Ayushmaan. He is cruel and has a very strong screen presence. He stands right infront of Akshay Kumar still works like a charm.

After a long time, Akshay looks very happy on screen jumping from buildings, boxing everyone and just being Akshay again, one more time.

We totally like him like that.

Where the film loses its charm is in its confusion. There's a lovestory, there's an emotionally bottled up father-son relationship, and there's action!!!

But this one seriously deserves a watch. It entertains in parts and watching Akshay cracking those over the top jokes is too much fun. The songs of the film work like a charm. They make you tap your feet and sing along.

All in all, pretty much that's Boss for you. I am giving the film 2 and a half stars, as one is for Akshay and the other one is for Ronit and half for bringing back our Khiladi on screen. 


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Posted on: 18 May 2017 at 11:22pm
This is very nice movie and in this movie Akshay Kumar's performance is outstanding.

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Posted on: 19 October 2013 at 9:33am
not seen the film yet but going to watch it as i'm sure it will be a treat to see akshay back in action

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Posted on: 17 October 2013 at 2:26am
another south remake. Orginal was better

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Posted on: 16 October 2013 at 1:22am
thank for the articles all the best askshay

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Posted on: 16 October 2013 at 12:28am
who is the writer? on one hand, the writer is way too impressed with Akshay's actions, his jokes, the songs and on the other hand, it is being given 2 stars only.. wasn't the movie trailer all about Akki's actions and his jokes? The movie is Akki's movie.. and if you are happy with his character, his stunts, then what the hell are you complaining about??? I wasn't expecting a love story in this movie.. I knew it is about Akki and his actions, his jokes, and I Will Watch It for AKKI only.. your review is messed up BIG TIME!

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Posted on: 15 October 2013 at 11:42pm
Movie sucks! Songs are way too horrible! huh akshay is losing it out! I miss the time when he did awesome movies like Singh is king, welcome! And now :(

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Posted on: 15 October 2013 at 11:08pm
Akshay was horrible in Once upon a time... Only dialogues don't make good film there has to be good good acting as well A good prequel was disregarded wasted by a bad sequel.. hope boss does well. I like him though

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Posted on: 15 October 2013 at 9:54pm
i'll only watch this movie for akki n shiv pandit gonna have nostalgia of F.I.R. days!
please mention how he has acted

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Posted on: 15 October 2013 at 5:05pm
Assignment for the reviewer - now re-read this and see if any of it makes sense. If the movie is half as disjointed as this review then god help Akshay

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