‘Boss’ earns 39 crores in five days


Boss’ which is an all in all action masala movie starring Akshay Kumar did decent business and managed to gather Rs. 39 crores in first five days of its business.

‘Boss’ had a strategic release. The movie was released on Wednesday which was a National holiday on account of Bakra-Eid. The film collected Rs. 12.6 crores on its first day. But in the subsequent days the business dripped. It collected Rs. 7.84 crores on Thursday, Rs. 5.93 crores on Friday and it collected only Rs. 7.45 crores on Sunday. Its weekend business was Rs. 26.62 crores.

According to trade analyst Amod Mehra, cricket matches distracted the crowd expected to visit the theaters. He said, “With high-octane matches going on between India and Australia, the figures were affected for sure. Having said that, a film that has to click will do somehow. When you open a film on a Wednesday, you are looking for additional boost. Rs 40 crore is a decent figure though.”

Exhibitor Rajesh Thandani said, “Over the weekend, 'Shahid' made around Rs 2 crore. For a small-budget film, it’s not a terrible number although Friday proved to be dismal. With the kind of positive reviews it has garnered, it might do well over the coming week, thanks to word of mouth.” He was sounding optimistic about the business of ‘Boss’.

‘Boss’ also received cold response from the reviewers. According to a reviewer, the movie was  “fast-paced, zany, full-on masala fare. There is a tempting swagger to Akshay’s performance matched by the narration’s tidal tempo. Irresistible energy and endearing gusto underline the show’s voracious appetite for a comic kill.”

Though reviewers enjoyed Akshay’s energy and comic timing, they felt that he could not singlehandedly save the movie which was lying low on a weak plot.

‘Boss’ is an action masala movie directed by Anthony D’Souza. The movie was released on 16th October. The film is co produced byCape of Good Films & Ashwin Varde Productions. The lead casts of the movie are Akshay Kumar, Mithun Charaborty, Ronit Roy, Shiv Pandit, Aditi Hydari and Danny Denzongpa.

‘Boss’ seemed like a mixture of action flicks of Akshay Kumar. There were too many mindless action sequences and the comedy didn’t hit the right notes. Aditi performed averagely. Even the songs did not strike instantly. It was an average movie.