Boss Engira Baskaran Move Review
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Cast: Arya, Jeeva(Cameo),Nayantara and Santhanam
Direction:’Siva Manasula Sakthi’ fame Rajesh
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
The more promising hero Arya who attempted something that heroes of his calibre will not even dare to think about, (Aghori in ‘Naan Kadavul’, enchanting villain in Telugu film ‘Varudu’ and a dhobi-wrestler in ‘Madrasapattinam’) has now come back with ‘Boss Engira Bhaskaran’, a full-fledged comedy entertainer.
Unlike his serious characters in the previous movies, Arya stands out in an out-and-out comedy role in Boss Engira Bhaskaran, proving that he is one of the versatile and bankable actors in the present Tamil cinema.
In ‘Boss Engira Baskaran’, the director Rajesh and his team have emerged successful in coming out with an unpretentious entertainer, ably executed by a wonderful star cast – Arya, Nayanthara, Santhanam and Subbu Panchu among others.
Produced by K S Srinivasan and presented by Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Movies and Arya’s The Show People, ‘Boss Engira Baskaran’ is right there oozing with abundant energy and unlimited fun.
Boss Engira Baskaran Movie Story:
A callous youth (Arya) is bitten by love bug. With the help of his friend, he goes hammer and tongs to climb the ladder of success in life. This is what ‘Boss Engira Baskaran’ is all about.
Set in the backdrop of Kumbakonam, Boss Engira Bhaskaran has Arya playing the role of a happy-go-lucky guy Bhaskaran aka Boss, who has a good-for-nothing image at his social circle, while Santhanam plays his only friend Nalla Thambi who runs a salon. Nayantara plays a trainee lecturer Chandrika. Malayalam actress Shakeela, noted for her appearances in numerous soft porn movies, plays a cameo as a tutorial teacher, while actor Jeeva comes in the climax in a special role.
Boss’s family comprising his mother(Lakshmi), elder brother Saravanan (Subbu Panchu) and sister lead a happy life. Bhaskaran is on the way to his exam hall to appear in his English (arrears) exam, which he has been trying to pass for the last five years! Since he is too weak in English, Bhaskaran has prepared some materials for malpractice at the exam hall and they are secretly placed all around his clothes.
At the bus stop, he comes across Chandrika (Nayantara) and it’s love at first sight for him. To get her attention, Bhaskaran strikes a conversation with her and eventually reveals that he is going for an exam with copying materials. At the exam hall, Bhaskaran is surprised to see Chandrika as an invigilator and tries to hide. But she seizes all his materials and consequently, Bhaskaran leaves without writing the exam.
Meanwhile, Bhaskaran’s elder brother Saravanan, a veterinary doctor, falls in love with Nayanatara’s sister Vijayalakshmi and marries her.Bhaskaran sees this as an advantage as he will now have more opportunities within the home circle to meet and woo Chandrika.When Boss expresses his desire to marry Chandrika all hell breaks loose. He is chided for his callous lifestyle and irresponsibility.
Irked by this criticism, he leaves the house, challenging that he would earn plenty of money in six months and marry Chandrika. Boss earns money and gets his sister married. But his desire of marrying Chandrika shatters as her father is against the proposal, thanks to a stupid act by the two friends. Now enters an NRI youth (Jeeva) to marry Chandrika. It’s game between him and Boss. What happens next forms the rest of the film.
Boss Engira Baskaran Movie Cast Review:
Kudos to Arya who pulled it off well. After a serious portrayal in ‘Madrasappatinam’, he is right there bringing out his comical skills to the fore.His performance as an irresponsible guy who decides to make a U turn in life, is convincing and his comedy timing and mannerisms are impressive. In other words, the vintage Arya of ‘Arindhum Ariyamalum’ is back. His comical antics in the company of Santhanam are enjoyable.
After a couple of debacles in Tamil, Nayantara is back with a bang and unlike her usual movies which demand nothing but skin show; Boss Engira Bhaskaran offers her ample space for performance, She plays a professor and is draped in sarees sans much glamour. Nayantara does justice to the role as Chandrika, though not outstanding.
Subbu Panchu as Arya’s brother is adequate. Son of veteran producer Panchu Arunachalam, he is good at giving out what the director wants. ‘Friends’ fame Vijayalakshmi, Lakshmi as Arya’s mother, Chitra Lakshmanan as Nayantara’s father get under the skin of their respective characters and play well.
But the real scene-stealer is Santhanam. After Arya, Santhanam deserves a big round of applause as he is the backbone of the show. His wits, punches are enjoyable. The major plus point with Santhanam is that unlike many leading comedians who usually act in comedy tracks separate from the main plot, he plays the role within the story, contributing a more realistic feel. As Arya’s friend, who always gets into a tangle for no fault of his, he has done a great job. Santhanam has announced his arrival to the big league of comedians with this movie.
Music by Yuvanshankar Raja is spectacular as usual and his numbers, especially ‘Ada Boss Boss’ and ‘Yaar Antha Penthan’ are worth mentioning.
Editing by Vivek Harshan is racy, while Sakthi Saravanan’s cinematography is perfect, in keeping the mood of the film. Kumbakonam has been captured at its pristine beauty by Sakthi Saravanan. Also songs in foreign locales get life thanks to him. However, the picturization of the song ‘Mama Mama’ could have been better.
Jeeva’s role as a rich, young businessman Siva, who comes as Chandrika’s bridegroom but later joins the lovers, is clichéd, though it is cast in a different manner.
Arya’s performance – As a callous youth, he fits the bill exceedingly well.
Santhanam’s Comedy – Enjoyable. Especially the one-liners by Santhanam no doubt brings the roof down in laughter.
Sakthi Saravanan’s Cinematography
Well known story line
Poor Climax – Jeeva’s role as a rich, young businessman Siva, who comes as Chandrika’s bridegroom but later joins the lovers, is clichéd, though it is cast in a different manner. And the last sequence which shows Jeeva getting a phone call from the director himself who advises him to just stick with his cameo alone rather than messing up with some action scenes which the hero is supposed to do, might have been included with a comic sense but in reality, it looks odd and artificial in the flow of the story and thus, could have been avoided. Considering the style and the quality of narration of the earlier portions, the climax is poor!
Boss Engira Bhaskaran is an intelligently made romantic-comedy with finest touches of some real life situations.