Boss (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 23 Critic Reviews | Akshay Kumar, Aditi Rao Hydari

cast:

Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Aditi Rao Hydari, Danny Denzongpa, Shiv Pandit, Ronit Roy, Johnny Lever, Parikshit Sahni, Amrita Puri

Boss Posterdirection:

Anthony D'Souza

story:

Farhad-Sajid, Siby K. Thomas, Udaykrishnan

screenplay:

Farhad-Sajid

dialogue:

Farhad-Sajid

weird aggregate rating 4.6/10cinematography:

Laxman Utekar

music:

Himesh Reshammiya,Sajid-Wajid

produced by:

Akshay Kumar,Ashwin Varde,Tommichan Mulakupadam

language:

hindi

genre:

Action

release date:

18-October-2013
run time:
155 minutes
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News-
Prabhu Deva to choreograph 'Appadi Podu' for Akshay in 'Boss'-IBN Live
Akshay Kumar to shoot bare for climax-Times of India
'Boss' Remake of Malayalam Film 'Pokkiri Raja'-Times of India

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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Tarn Adarsh Rating-8
A.R. Murugadoss and Prabhu Dheva revived the trend of masala movies with GHAJINI [remake of the Tamil hit GHAJINI; 2005] and WANTED [remake of the Telugu hit POKIRI; 2006], respectively. The victory of these two films triggered off a plethora of masala entertainers,

  •  Masala.com -Ankit Ojha Rating-5
For people who have apparently seen its Malayalam original (2010 release ‘Pokkiri Raja’ starring Mammootty and the now-famous-in-Hindi-cinema Prithviraj), not more needs to be said. However, for the potential audience that hasn’t seen the original, here’s a short gist.
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  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-4
Here to ward off a posse of criminals, he takes up position on the right of the frame. His main foe, the leader of the hoarders, asks him why. The protagonist’s answer is as predictable as it is daft: haven’t you heard that the boss is always right?
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-5
I am not afraid to point out that the film which I am guilty of enjoying marginally, has only a wafer thin plot to its credit. A son banished from his home by a righteous father and he later goes the wrong way by joining the mafia world is quite a known story.
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  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-3
The posters and the promos of the film make it clear that Boss is a masala film. And going by the recent trend, for masala films, all that's needed is a "filmi" hero, cars flying around and some "nach gaana". Who cares about the plot and the product?
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-4
Filmmaker Anthony D'Souza, who made the mammoth debacle Blue, marks his comeback to cinema with a safe zone of 'South remakes' where one doesn't really have much direction than just shoving all the filmy masala into one film. Boss, the official remake of South film Pokkiri Raja,
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  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-4
First, the good thing. Director Anthony D'souza valiantly does away with the need for having a romantic interest for a 46-year-old Akshay Kumar. Should we rejoice that filmmakers are showing signs of growing up even when they are making a leave-your-brains-behind masala entertainer. Or is it that D'souza
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  •  Indian Express -Shubra Gupta Rating-3
Within a few minutes of the opening, I knew this is one of those flicks you can watch with your ears. Dhadaak, khachhaak, crrruunch, thapppadd, dhachhaak. And krrrrich, bhadaang, dhadaam. And when Boss aka Akshay Kumar decides to take a break from pulverizing bones
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  •  Rediff -Sukanya Verma Rating-4
It’s an interesting dynamic, especially when Ronit, as the irredeemably malicious cop rocking a physical coolness, an unapproachable aura that’s not once inferior to the superstar lot, contemptuously observes the verbose antics of Akshay Kumar in and as Boss.
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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-7
A throwback to the 90's era with a modern day twist, Boss rides the wave of super successful films that have been tailor made to draw in the masses and regale them with puremaar dhaad and unadulterated entertainment. A genre that doesn't work for the young ones like Shahid Kapoor
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  •  Times of India -Renuka Vyavahare Rating-6
'Apne ko kya hai, apne ko toh bus paani nikalna hain' is Boss Akshay's punch line in the movie. If you rephrase it a little with 'Apne ko toh bus Akshay Kumar ka stunts dekhna hai', then Boss is a 'kick-ass' entertainer. After all, we all know who the Boss of action in Bollywood is.
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  •  One India -Sahaja Rating-4
In a film only three things matter - Entertainment entertainment and entertainment'. Do you recall this famous Vidya Balan dialogue from the 2011 movie The Dirty Picture? The newly released Boss which stars Akshay Kumar in the title role solely aims at this ‘entertainment factor' but fails at this terribly.
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  •  Daily Bhaskar - Rating-4
While all the big stars of Bollywood manage to do only one or maximum two films in a year, an Akshay Kumar starrer film is released every 3 months. Many might wonder how the superstar manages to do so many films in a year, it is not difficult for a movie buff (who has seen Akshay’s films
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  •  Sify -Sonia Chopra Rating-3
This Boss (Akshay Kumar) wears rings that spell his title, lives in a mansion straight out of a fairytale, has colour co-ordinated chamchas who bend to turn into a chair for him, and he’s nursing an emotional wound. Cut to melodramatic flashback.
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-7
Akshay Kumar kick - gig hilarity is highly intoxicating and contagious for fans and b-town entertainment hungry souls. Viacom 18's 'Boss' is so harmlessly eager to please the audience that only an utterly insensitive bollywood masala lover could object.
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-3
There's an unwritten rule in film reviewing: thou shall not be prejudiced against a movie before watching it. Ironically, that rule must be sidestepped if one attempts to review an Akshay Kumar film with fairness. Think about it. Unless you're able to accept and move on from the fact that a majority of his movies are brainless, tasteless affairs, how do you 
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-4
T here was a time when homicidal maniacs who killed for fun and games were referred to as the antihero. Now take the same chaps and give them a sense of humor, selective altruism, and they're heroes for the masses. As long as a flamboyant hero's intent is in place, whether he delivers 
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  •  Bollywood Life -Prathamesh Jadhav Rating-4
It is easy to guess from the promos that Akshay Kumar in and as Boss can do practically anything – from bludgeoning an army of thugs effortlessly to jumping off a two storey building like a seasoned Parkour expert (which he is in real life) and from balancing on a tilted SUV to inviting
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  •  Book My Show -Siddhi Palande Rating-6
With the trailer exuding the Khiladi 786 and Rowdy Rathore aura, one would have thought the film to be just like Khiladi’s previous action-comedy ventures. With yet another remake, one would have thought the film to be a frame-by-frame copy of the original, Pokkiri Raja.
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  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-6
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
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  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-5
The plot trajectory is something like this – action, song, drama. Repeat. For some variation we have, action, action, song, drama… more drama.  Once the story starts panning out in this predictable format and you realize that the plot is as new as any 1970’s potboiler, there is little to keep you hooked.
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  •  Mid-Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-5
This movie knows only one language. From Danny Denzogpa, the Big Boss to the debutante actor Shiv (Shiv Pandit), almost every male in this film is beating the pulp out of some goon or the other at every given time and frame. The only exception is the gentle Masterji Satyakant Shastri
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  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-5
Director Anthony D’Souza’s remake of Malayalam blockbuster Pokkiri Raja has a purposefully illogical but interesting story — well, somewhat interesting until the interval. It’s also got some bone-crunching action sequences choreographed by ‘ANL’ Arasu, and a terrific villain
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