The script is the Boss here

The script is the Boss here

Darshan and Rekha in the film.

The year’s solo Sankranti release, Boss, finally sees the light. Fans throng a theatre notorious for its ‘acoustics’. They enliven proceedings like they know how - ticket pieces, gutka packets, coins and even towels rain on the audience.

Bare-chest dancing by some close to the screen ruin the prospects of those secretly filming the movie. Not content, they burst firecrackers quite close to the screen, endangering the screen, apart from the health of a captive crowd. Is Boss really worth all the hungama?

Twin brothers (Darshan in a double role) different as chalk’n’cheese grow up to be business tycoon Ram and tapori Raj. The elder can’t stand the younger, imbibing his father’s views on breeding, behaviour etc. Ram is also a ruthless businessman while Raj is the darling of the masses. His antics frequently push elder brother to the edge, more so when it comes to business.

Circumstances land Raj in jail even as Ram is adamant he won’t get his brother out. Then there is Seetharama Iyer, the ‘kadak’ CBI officer...

Raghuraj masterfully gets ‘inspired’ by a few films made in the neighbouring states. He manages to keep control over his screenplay, a few loopholes notwithstanding. The jugalbandi between the CBI officer and the businessman is interesting while the scenes featuring Rangayana Raghu’s futile attempts to seduce a colleague is irksome, to say the least.

But there arrives the usual kahani mein twist... Prabhu fills up the screen along with Darshan with nothing much to do. Rekha, who’s improved a lot, gets a raw deal as well as Navya Nair. Harikrishna and Krishnakumar prove efficient workers. The highlight, if it can be called that, are the fights culminating in yet another ‘ode’ to The Matrix makers. This Boss must work hard to command attention.

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