I’m sure most of you have already seen this trailer (thanks Ramya), and I hate the fact that I now have to wait for at least two and a half weeks before getting to see THE BOSS – Bachelor Of Sosial Servees.
Got to admit that the release of the trailer today did steal the thunder from all that excitement of getting to watch the Pirates 3 premiere on Thursday night at Sathyam Cinemas. Had planned to watch Dead Man’s Chest for the fifth time and now, I can’t help but watch the two and a half minute trailer back-to-back, over and over again.
Here are a few thoughts on The Boss.
1. In spite of the shocker of a movie that Anniyan was (though it did exceedingly well, I didn’t like it much personally), I’m pretty sure Shankar is gonna rock this one. He’s got a formula that can’t go wrong. Let’s see now:
Style: Check (Baba was him at his worst without the moustache and all, this one has power dressing from Manish Malhotra… Let’s just erase the memory of Thalaivar in that blonde wig. We know it’s just intended to shock and he won’t be doing more than one para of a song with that on!)
Babe: Check (Certainly better than Nagma, Soundarya, Meena, Manisha Koirala or Nayantara. Thalaivar’s rarely got his choice of babe right! The best of the lot, Ramya Krishnan had to settle for vamp, so did chubby Jo!)
Comedy: Check (Vivek rocked Shankar’s last and if the jokes in the trailer are any indication, the comedy has to do with Thalaivar’s attempts to become fair. How lovely! Every dark man’s fantasy becomes a feel good joke.)
Action: Double Check (Shankar’s always given us an overdose, so nothing to worry about in that department. And with Thalaivar around, there’s so much more potential to kick butt.)
Sentiment: Check (From the promo we figure that though his intentions are noble, his family and lover do have a problem with the means he uses for reform. Seems like a decent enough premise for family sentiment.)
Punchlines: Check-mate (Looks like he doesn’t need them here. When he takes that phone and says “BOSS,” it is more than a punchline. It is knock-out line.)
After watching Swades, I couldn’t help thinking: What if the same movie was made with Thalaivar in the lead but in the six-song six-fight comedy-track format.
Noble intentions (a film on reform) served with formula seemed to be an ideal potion to work magic with the masses. Not that arriving at that formula is an easy task. For a director like Shankar though, that is the easy part.
He already has mastered the formula, what he didn’t have was a noble subject with a hero of demi-god status. Which he now has.
The script he had last written for Superstar went to Arjun. We know the film went on to be a super hit. Had Superstar done that movie, we wouldn’t have had to wait till Chandramukhi to prove to all of India that even in this day and his age, there is only one sun, one moon and one SUPERSTAR!
Shankar has played the Robinhood card before with Gentleman.
After one vigilante outing in Indian and an ordinary-man-turned-chief minister in Mudhalvan, (I’m skipping all his light hearted films) I thought that the master of formula tried too hard with Anniyan. Any hero who cries, even if he’s Spider-Man, is plain sissy. And we had two sissies and a psycho in Anniyan. Vikram as a sissy common-man (Ambi), then as the wannabe model wanting to do “the yoyo” (Rampwalk Remo: Complete Wuss again!) and as then as the psychotic over-actor who quoted mumbo-jumbo from Garudapuranam was not my idea of a superhero.
It’s good that he’s going back to the Robinhood story. Nayakan was classic Robinhood. So when the boss says, “The rich get richer, the poor get poorer,” we can feel the credible angst of athe angry young reformer. We don’t care he makes those phone calls. As long as he can transform stones to homes. And it only gives us more reason to cheer that this 21st century reformer is our very own SUPERSTAR.
If I go nuts (In case I already haven’t) in the next 16 days, you know who to blame.
P.S: Regular movie programming continues on Sudermovies. Just posted Cheeni Kum.
Update: Also up: Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Shrek 3 and Pirates 3: At World’s End.
Thalaivar sure is gonna give Jack Sparrow a run for his money, even 2 weeks b4 he has arrived!
I think apart from “Boss”, they have a lot of power dialogs, such as the one at the end of the trailer “Chumma Peera ketoney athurudula?” etc.
Neways you are lucky, you get to watch the movie as soon as it releases (or maybe even a day before it releases)… damn! Peeps like me have to wait for a solid week before we get tickets… 😦
“Pera Ketta Chumma Adhirudhu Illa” …… Punch Line
I don’t know whether they gonna release in Pune, cant wait to see.
True! True! True!
trailer was too ‘Anniyan’istic..
yupp.. thalaivar can sure build the hopes of the entire state!! i think his old billa hair style sure as hell indicates some kick ass action and reform..
interesting. tamizh version of swades.. cant wait to watch it..
thalaivaaa is right!
Suderman is Sudhish ! Beats me…!
I had seen your comments on so many blogs I read, never figured out it could be you of all people.
Tell me why you crush the heart of all movies ?
P.S. You crush them good 😉
check out the last lines of the trailer … the trailer is at the best when seen in theatres …
what could be more fascinating than seeing an ad in the newspapers that the trailers are releasing …
wish u a happy sivaji !!!
athiridhu illa? – illa…vandi varudu…vwakuuu
shankar with rajini – puke worthy masala trash on its way..thu!
thalaivar did. the loudest cheers in sathyam came not when Capn Jack Sparrow made his entry but when the Sivaji trailer came on!
no no, nobody gives tamil movie tickets to journalists who trash english and hindi movies. im on my own mate.
Sivaji is releasing all over India. Im sure it would release in Pune too. Even otherwise Bombay isnt too far away for a thalaivar padam.
thankyu thankyu thankyu!
no, i didnt find it annoying at all!
I like the mottai with gangsta rapper girdha look (not in trailer)
I don’t get time to reply to comments in my own blog, you sure you read my comments in other people’s blogs? Some imposter then…
I don’t crush movies that have a heart. i reserve that for the ones that are manufactured assembly line studios.
You just invented the catchphrase for the season… Wish you a happy Sivaji is a stroke of genious! Wish you also a very very happy Sivaji!
Ai, yaaru ba athu thalaivara paathu thappa pesradhu?? adinga da!
*mob beats up anonymous*
True BBay is not too far for a thalaivar padam. Dude, I am coming to Chennai by that time :). Idhu eppadi Irukku :).
m a sworn kamal fan….but even i can feel the throb of a million fans around me anticipating the release of a (appa …after so many peeter words) thalaivar movie…thnks 4 makin me see light…may thala prevail!!!!
Your super craze for Superstar is plainly visible here!
And well… That was a brilliant connection- SIvaji being a mix of swades and Nayagan.
Yet to see the movie! 😦 😦 😦