What is with Bollywood these days? Every movie that hits the screen with one of the leading superstars’ happen to be a South Movie remake. Akshay Kumar’s BOSS adds to the crowd. Like all the south inspired remakes BOSS is also laden with mundane songs, fights, dialogues, drama, romance etc. Unlike Anthony D’souza’s debut attempt BLUE, BOSS seems to entertain in parts, although the story rests on a wafer-thin plot.
Coming to the story Satyakant (Mithun Chakrabarty) is an upright man of principles who banishes his son Surya after the boy takes up the wrong path and ends up murdering a friend. The boy is picked up by the transport king Big Boss (Danny Denzongpa) and ends up being called Boss (Akshay Kumar), his protege.
Years later, Boss’ path of life crosses again with his father when his little brother Shiv (Shiv Pandit) ends up in jail for the crime of falling in love with the cop Ayushman Thakur’s (Ronit Roy) sister Ankita (Aditi Rao Hydari). Hired to kill his own brother Shiv by Ankita’s fiance, Boss tells a story of love, brotherhood, redemption and warmth.
The movie is a remake of Malayalam Blockbuster ‘Pokkiri Raja’ starring Mammooty and Prithviraj (Aiyya and Aurangazeb fame). The screenplay has its share of potholes, the direction is average, the fights are good, dialogues are crass, acting by Akshay Kumar and Ronit Roy are the highlights. The songs are not that great if you compare the songs of Akshay’s Rowdy Rathore which was another South remake. Out of the songs the title track and ‘Party All Night’ stands out.
My verdict, BOSS is strictly for Akshay fans and offers nothing remarkable that will force people to throng the cinema halls.