Movie Review: Boss (2013)

Box Office: Flop

Satyakant Shastri (Mithun Chakraborty) is an honest and upright teacher hailing from a small town in India. He lives for his 23-year-old son Shiv (Shiv Pandit) who he believes has grown up with the right principles and values. Despite all the right things he does in his life, somehow, Satyakant’s past never fails to haunt him. The past where he also had another son – his elder son -who he disowned long ago. Satyakant dreams big for Shiv and decides to send him to the big city so that he can embark on his career.

Shiv lands up in New Delhi to make his ambitions come true. This is where he encounters the gorgeous Ankita (Aditi Rao Hydari). Shiv and Ankita share a past connection and it doesn’t take long for feelings to blossom once again between them. But standing in the way of their romance is a deadly trio – Ankita’s brother (a ruthless cop), the Home Minister and the Home Minister’s son (who wants Ankita for himself).

A plan is hatched to target Shiv and the trio succeeds in framing him for something he hasn’t done. Satyakant’s world comes crashing down as he watches Shiv being punished and sent behind bars with absolutely no chance of getting out.

When all the doors have been shut, Satyakant is left with only one option – to reach out to his elder son, who is now more popularly known as Bosss (Surya) (Akhay Kumar), to save Shiv.

Boss is a one-man-army and a man everyone fears. When the father reaches out to the son he had once disowned for help, Boss leaves everything behind and makes that his mission.

The rest of the story is all about how Boss, in his trademark and inimitable style, turns the tide on the culprits and saves his family.

Like they say, every family needs a hero.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “full-on masala entertainer that’s very clear of its intent”
4.0 “This is a fast-paced, zany, full-on masala fare.”
Zee News
3.5 “If you love comedy, action masala all in one then watch BOSS.”
Box Office Worldwide
3.5 “If you love action-comedies and Akshay Kumar, then this Boss is always right’ for you!”
3.5 “A true mainstream entertainer in every sense, this Boss does pack a solid punch!”
DNA India
3.5 “‘Boss’ releasing on ‘International Boss Day’ i.e. today is a not only a gift from Akshay to his fans worldwide but also unpretentiously entertaining and occasionally ingenious in those Khiladi’s kick – gig moments. Go for it.”
Average Reviews
2.5 “BOSS is not always right”
India Times
2.5 “Boss is an exceedingly noisy film and yet is tremendous fun in parts.”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Boss is hell bent on assaulting the eardrums and senses with a vigorous spectacle of mindless action and screeching soundtrack.”
2.0 “Despite being an age-old cinema, Akshay Kumar’s Boss will find its takers among the ones who have been making films like Chennai Express record-breaking hits. The movie for the others will prove to be highly mediocre. “
2.0 Boss is old wine in an old bottle.”
Daily Bhaskar
2.0 “One thing is far off my imagination and really disappoints me in numerous masala entertainers is that why do the directors play with our emotions.”
2.0 “The story is nothing new. If you have seen Wanted, Singham, Rowdy Rathore then you have seen it all. Sorry Boss, you have gone for a toss.”
Indiatoday – Faheem Ruhani
2.0 “Boss plays it safe, unpretentiously announcing its brainlessness right from the word go.”
Indiatoday – Vinayak Chakravorty
2.0 “Akshay Kumar’s boss misses out; except action, there is nothing much that the movie has to offer.”
Indiatoday – Saurabh Dwivedi
2.0 “Boss is a typical masala flick with clichés and we mostly see what we expected; nothing fresh.”
One India
1.5 “What you’ll get in the film is lots of Akshay Kumar and a few amusing moments. What you’ll have to endure for that is the entire film. Do the math.”
1.5 “Boss is a mindless film.”
Indiatoday – Rohit Khilnani
1.5 “For all intents and purposes, ‘Boss’ could be called Rowdy 2”
Video Reviews
1.0 “Boss makes Joker, Himmatwala & Besharam look like Sholay”
2.5 “Pretty Long, yet better than Blue & Behsharam”
2.0 “Entertains in Parts”
4.0 “Paisa Vasool”
Public Review, MovieTalkies


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