A mediocre affair!
South Indian remake plus Akshay Kumar plus good music and add to that Honey Singh's star power, is a sure shot formula for success and Anthony D'souza's 'Boss', remake of Mammotty's superhit Malayalam flick 'Pokkiri Raja' is just that.
Laced with all the masala elements, cinematic liberties, maar dhaad and music; 'Boss' is a complete mass entertainer. However, in terms of filmmaking it remains to be just a mediocre affair.
Boss (Akshay Kumar) is a kind-hearted Haryanavi gangster with a heavy-duty past who has been given a contract to kill his own brother Shiv (Shiv Pandit). This film has quite a few parallel tracks running. Boss and his father Satyakant Shastri's cold war on a teenager's death, Ankita (Aditi Rao Hydari) and Shiv's love saga and Ankita's brother Ayushman Thakur's (Ronit Roy) connections with Home minister's son who Shiv bashes up.
Akshay Kumar is funny and probably the only saving grace of the film apart from Honey Singh's 'Party All Night' number that has Sonakshi Sinha grooving.
Akki mouths popular dialogues by Sunny Deol and Salman Khan and keeps it interesting.
South Indian antics are quite visible too, as his entry is quite grand and he sits on a human rocking chair. He is sure a one man army, only if he could choose better scripts.
Shiv Pandit fails to impress while Aditi Rao Hydari was nothing more than a glam doll in the film.
Even talented actors like Ronit Roy, Mithun Chakraborthy, Mukesh Tiwari, Sanjay Mishra and Danny Denzongpa are mere caricatures in the film.
Dialogues of the film are lame, apart from a few that can be counted on your finger tips.
Editing could have been crispier. Cinematography is average.
Music including, 'Party All Night', 'Har Kisiko Nahi Milta' and the 'Boss' title track is quite peppy and has already got a thumbs up.
The film has more misses than hits and is nothing more than another run-of-the-mill action-comedy with emotions that go a little over the top.
Watch it if you have nothing better to do this weekend.