‘BOSS' is tasteless and brainless!
Filled with coarse humour, prolonged ineffectual flashbacks, feigned melodrama and immoderate action, this film is an absolutely forgettable experience. No joke is laughable, and no emotion touches a chord. It's Akshay Kumar all the way, hamming it up unreasonably.
The story is about Surya (Akshay Kumar), aka BOSS, son of a school teacher Satyakant (Mithun Chakraborty). After circumstances lead Surya to be disowned by his family, he is helped by Big Boss (Danny Denzongpa), an extremely wealthy transport business owner. Years later, Boss learns that his younger brother Shiv (Shiv Pandit) is being harassed by a corrupt cop Ayushman Thakur (Ronit Roy). He then determines to avenge and end this injustice for good.
Remake of the Malayalam super hit 'Pokkiri Raja', this film begins with a deceptively serious narration by Amitabh Bacchan, eventually leading to a ludicrous plot involving pretentious characters with contrived values. The protagonist BOSS is a loud and brassy character. He travels with a massive entourage of trucks that follow him. He has his personal cheerleaders who cheer him during his endeavors. He has a penchant for playing loud music when he's beating up the bad guys. And yes, you're right, he is a one-man-army that's basically driven by moral values. Then there's his father, played by Mithun, who's so artificially idealistic that his presence makes you cringe each time. It's amazing how the director and screenwriters even thought of pulling off so much with such a fragile script. The film promised loads of action and loads of mindless fun. Mindless it is, sans the fun. Also the action is overshadowed by a bogus father-son relationship impelled by a series of overlong flashbacks. The narrative is tiringly monotonous and dialogues, repetitive. You can't help but notice apparent similarities between this film and the last few Akshay Kumar action comedies like 'Khiladi 786' and 'Rowdy Rathore'. The soundtrack is the typical Yo Yo Honey Singh - lively and humorously cheeky.
Among the performances, Akshay Kumar and Ronit Roy are the only ones who put in some effort. While Akshay is loud and monotonous, he manages to still be decently riveting. Ronit Roy on the other hand gives the only restrained performance of the film. His menacing act and evil intent is very effective. All others are clearly effete.
In all, BOSS is definitely massy, but too stupid and unrefined to deserve a recommendation. Don't waste your precious time on this!
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