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½ May 27, 2016
The movie struggles in many parts, but the story is good enough, as you know what you are expecting. But once again Akshay with his performance and with his comedy talent, save this movie.
October 20, 2014
The strong points of Indian movies are; colors, lighting, slow-mo, and angles. Even without these hallmarks, the creative way gangsters kill each other makes a dynamite beginning to any film. This masala is interesting because it changes genres so quickly. Snapping necks, and burning bodies. Then it's obligatory catamaran-level sappy music video time. A comedy and touching drama about a father and his sons.
March 2, 2014
½ January 5, 2014
Love the comedy but ridiculous storyline...
December 26, 2013
Funny comedy, great action and excellent performances, Boss is a well-made action comedy. You will love it if you're a Akshay Kumar fan, or just into action comedy films!

First-Half Rating: 3.5/5
Second-Half Rating: 3.5/5

Total Movie Rating: 4/5

Business Rating: 3/5
Verdict: Hit
December 10, 2013
Day: Monday
Date: 9 Dec 2013
Time: 9.30pm
With: Maa, Azeem
½ October 25, 2013
Akhsay & the dialogues.... Boss!
October 24, 2013
Boss was not that impressive movie as I was expecting a bit more, some parts seem forced and unnecessary, acting was average too.
October 24, 2013
Awesome movie.........todu action.......good dialogues......must watch masala movie.........
October 21, 2013
Its funny, but there's not much going on to hold viewers.
October 18, 2013
Akshay Kumar solely saves the film from being a sore bore and that it is!He fights, dances & makes you laugh..that is reason enough to watch this film...Ronit Roy excels as the main antagonist & some of the action sequences are very well shot...
October 18, 2013
BOSS is as Vidya Balan said in the Dirty Picture pure ENTERTAINMENT,ENTERTAINMENT and ENTERTAINMENT. Its a Akshay Kumar show all the way, he comes up with a Mindblowing performance and shows he is the baap of action and comedy in bollywood nobody comes even close!!! BOSS unlike other mindless rnasala entertainers has a story, the films is about a father son realtionship, and how a brother protects his younger brother from a corupt cop. Acting wise the ensmble cast of Shiv Pandit, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra impress. But the likes of Mithun Chakavarty, Danny Denzonpa give first rate amazing performances. Ronit Roy plays the villian and matches up to Akshay Kumar in the climax fight which by the way is a treat for action lovers. Ronit Roy is first rate. But of course as stated before Akshay Kumar walks away with all the praise, its a film for his fans for sure!!! Dir Anthony D Souza after blue flopping has hit the right notes with BOSS. He has made India's best action film, and keeps everyone entertained with great comedy and a good emotional touch. Overall if you want watch a good action comedy film, with the right dose of emotion, or if you want watch a great masala entertainer which is not mindless watch BOSS this eid. This one is a sure shot blockbuster which is made for AKSHAY KUMAR FANS!!!!
October 17, 2013
Better than the South Indian version.. But not hing much to offer.. Average.
October 17, 2013
Awesome movie.todu action.good dialogue.must watch masala movie.
½ October 17, 2013
By now,and by now I mean post-Ready-Dabangg2-Bodyguard-Rowdy Rathore-Joker-Poker-F*cker, you should stop having expectations from movies in this genre. You know they're going to be RGV meets David Dhawan mashup ft DJ Duffer.

Koschan is,if they've reached a new degree of hell or maintained with the status quo or it's a find-a-unicorn-day. Hence you watch such movies to find the answers to such higher callings.

The answer I found is above maintaining the status quo and below unicorns. Boss is Akshay Kumar's haryanvi throw-up of Dabangg with extra senti-ch*tiyapa. Mithun plays that annoying father as was Dimple playing that annoying mother in Dabangg whose death you rejoiced in that movie. Sadly Anthony D'souza didn't allow you to rejoice Boss's ke pappa ki death in this movie.

The movie has it's funny moments. Akshay Kumar plays himself,the Haryanvi gunda who makes sleek,funny dialogues that make you chuckle or even maaro Desi style seeti. My favorite being "behen ki lorry" and "power-plant". The other time you'll love him is when he's fighting off losers-from-tollykollymollywood-orsomepartofBihar and he has this cheeky smile on his face that makes him look like that neighbour's toddler who has a mischievous smile on his face because he just peed on your welcome carpet. There's this sequence of action which adapts elements of Free Running,it was one of the coolest and refreshing action scenes I've seen from recent Bollywood movies.

Ronit Roy plays this badass villain,an extension of his role in Udaan. Ronit Roy is perhaps one of the only few villains I could stand on-screen in such movies apart from Sonu Sood's hot bod. This is perhaps the first masala flick where the villain strips and quarter-shows off(and then later semi-shows off) his body before the hero of the movie does. 'Twas kinda fun watching the haryanvi-cheeky-yo-yo-honey-singh's-BFF fighting with RishabhBajaj-MihirVirani-protagonist-turned-antagonist.

Shiv Pandit, being an actor I like after watching his performance in Shaitan as the protagonist-turned-antagonist, did a decent job in this movie as well. In the most unconventional way, I find him good-looking. He's no Ranbir Kapoor, but he's got an expressive face as well as a good physique. I think it's mostly the latter which makes me feel he's good-looking. He didn't do much in this movie but whatever he did, didn't make you feel like throwing rotten eggs at him. I hope to see him more, in better movies though.

Now let's come to the points why this movie made you almost barff out that subway sandwich you sneaked into the theatre-:

1. Too much flashback. It was senti overdose with half the movie being in flashback. It's almost like the writers(Farhad-Sajid) mixed up garam masala for salt. The film was overdose on sodium which is only something you want to have with tequila shots. Clearly their wives left them for being such horrible cooks. Now those ladies are sitting in some bar having tequila shots without salt because they already had enough of it earlier thanks to ex-hubbies.

2. Too much senti in the present day. Mithun Chakraborty makes you want to pull your hair out after a certain point. You feel like grabbing him by the collar and saying CHUPHOJAAAAABUDDHEEEEE. KITNAROYEGAKITNAAAAAAAARRGHHHHHTHISISSPARTAAAAA.

3. You don't get why Johnny Lever was hired to play his non-existent part. I'm pretty sure there're enough extras or wannabe actors who'd do his part for free in the movie. A comedian you once loved,has become a redundant novel you won't ever look at forget reading.

4. Too slow. Thanks to the flashback(the biggest setback), this movie tests your patience like the way you wait after an exam to get out of the hall & the teachers take all their time to verify the number of answer sheets collected with RFID tagging & any other possible sadistic measures. By the end of the movie, you realise grown-up Boss(Akshay Kumar) had less screen time than kid-Boss(some kid).

5. Aditi Rao Hydari is perhaps the first female who doesn't carry off a bikini because being slim doesn't guarantee sexy stupido. Anyone who thinks she did this "stunt" of revealing & blah blah-she's-so-wannabe, need to know that it didn't work for her so don't cry so much. Leave her pear-shaped body to herself to weep over.

6. **This is no spoiler** There is this scene where Ankita(Aditi Rao Hydari)'s brother(Ronit Roy) locks her in the house, disallowing her to meet her love interest Shiv(Shiv Pandit). Which is stupid because hello?? Which century do you live in pear-shaped-woman?? Sneaking out's the deal yo.*Jesse Pinkman style* So anyways, Ankita's very smart friend hatches a plan to help these lovebirds meet and cooks up a story to her brother ki their friend "Shivani's mother is in ICU and they NEED to be there with her". Okay firstly, SHIVANI?? REALLY? How the heck can one not see through that lie is beyond me. What makes it worse is that not only her usually-shown-to-be-uber-smart-villainous-brother realise the reference to Shiv, the next scene shows Ankita GENUINELY concerned about their friend Shivani's mom. WOW. Full marks for being a pear-shaped-gadhi. Secondly, why the hell does Ankita need to go visit Shivani's mummy in ICU? Surgeon thodi na hai jo uskey aane se mummy bach jaayegi??! dumbdumbdumbbbbb.

7. Prabhu Deva's guest appearance in that remake of apdi-podi-podi-somethingsomething song just makes you feel like immediately going to the nearest graveyard and burying that dance he does. Moving your body like a rubber band or Babool chewing gum doesn't make you an awesome dancer. It makes you a wannabe gymnast. Grow up tambi.

8. Sonakshi Sinha's forehead is where the party happened all night which ruined that party because her forehead proved to be too big & oily. People slipped off it without even starting on the yo-yo-honey-singh-pegs.

In short,
Witty Dialogues for Akshay & Ronit, Mediocre Direction, Cliched Cinematography, Catchy-but-low-shelf-life Music & Horrendous Editing.
My rating: 2.5/5 stars.

If you're an Akshay Kumar fan, go catch it in the theatres. Otherwise, wait for the World TV Premiere on Colours/any one of those Viacom18 channels. It's a timepass movie. Better than his past few movies but not exactly amazeballs.
October 16, 2013
Another AK flick to the 100 cr club

Quite apparently this onez neither a shyamalan UFO nor a K Jo shadi byah pot boiler. As rightly publicized this is a mass entertainer with old school masalas and typical bollywood formula feast. If you spare your intricate analytical orientation and just barge in to have a feel of our desi "AK 47" back in action, then this might serve you a platter to relish. Power packed with finely executed stunts, clichéd but rib tickling dialogue baazi and some neat performance by leads, this action drama is a sure shot paisa vasool. A remake of Malayalam block buster, Pokkiri Raja, this quick paced AK Ferrari cruises delivering sumptuous feats for the masses to cheer, laud and whistle.
October 16, 2013
Akshay Kumar returns after the debacle of Dobaara and returns with his forte of action comedy genre. This time he is thoroughly entertaining as he was in Rowdy Rathore. I am only going to mention the action here bause its by far the best action we have seen from the action king. Movie Ekdum fit hai BOSS!
October 15, 2013
Awsome movie by akki! great flick go and watch boss!!
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