Bose (film)

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For the 2005 Bollywood film, see Bose - The Forgotten Hero.
Directed by Senthil Kumar
Produced by J. H. Murali
Written by Senthil Kumar
Starring Srikanth
Kalabhavan Mani
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography S.D. Vijay Milton
Edited by V. Jaishankar
Shri Mahalakshmi Combine
Release dates
8 October 2004
Running time
165 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Bose is a 2004 Indian Tamil action film written and directed by Senthil Kumar. It stars Srikanth and Sneha in lead and Kalabhavan Mani, Nagesh, 'Thalaivaasal' Vijay and Manicka Vinayagam in supporting roles. It did reasonable business at the box-office. Upon release, the film was dubbed into Telugu as Rakshana and released in 2005, the film was also dubbed in Hindi as Commando - The Force. The film was also remade in Kannada as Yodha and released in 2009. Bose follows the path of a soldier after he is fired after an incident where he injures a politician attempting to rape a girl. The politician hires thugs to take him down while the soldier attempts to take down the greedy politician.


Bose, the eponymous hero (Srikanth) is a commando in the army. When a Union Minister (Kalbhavan Mani) is kidnapped by terrorists, Bose goes on a daring rescue operation and manages to pull it off. And that is enough for the Minister to have him as his personal security guard.

Up close with the Minister, Bose gets to know his other (real) side. When the Minister tries to misbehave with a college girl (Sneha) in Delhi, Bose rises up in anger. In trying to save her, he ends up shooting the Minister. Though he escapes with some injuries, the Minister gets Bose sacked from the Army.

Distraught and disconsolate, Bose lands in Chennai and meets the girl he saved in Chennai (She is a student in Kalashektra). Upon meeting her, the duo the natural thing ---fall in love.

But they have the villain's goons on their track. The Minister is waiting for revenge. After some fights, the Minister's men bump off Bose's father (Manickam Vinayakam) and kidnap his family members and his ladylove.

But by then, Bose also stumbles upon the links of the venal Minister with terrorist outfits (the first kidnapping itself was a stage-managed one to win voters' sympathy), so he goes on a fight to finish.

And finally all is well and Bose is also reinstated in the Army.



  • Story, Screenplay, Direction: Senthil Kumar
  • Production: J. H. Murali
  • Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • Cinematography: S.D. Vijay Milton
  • Editing: V. Jaisankar
  • Dialogue: K. Nicksonraj
  • Art direction: T. Santhanam
  • Stunts: Peter Hein
  • Co-direction: N. N. Subramanian
  • Choreography: Dinesh, Sridhar
  • Stills: K. Ganesh
  • Lyrics: Pa. Vijay, Na. Muthukumar, Thamarai & Snehan
  • Banner: Shri Mahalakshmi Combines


This was the third and last time Srikanth and Sneha were teamed up - after the success of 'April Madathil' and 'Partibhan Kanavu'.

Some action scenes were picturised on Srikanth, Jasper and some stuntmen at a factory in Ennore. It took eight days to shoot the scene involving 23 stunt artistes, it was choreographed by stunt master Peter Hayen. Srikanth, for the role of a commando, had trained under Major Ravi, who supervised the army scenes. Some of the locations for the film are Chennai, Thalakolam, Bangalore, Delhi and Kerala. Two of the songs have been picturised in Russia.[1]


Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released 9 August 2004 (2004-08-09)
Recorded 2004
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Five Star Audio
Vega Music
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology

The soundtrack was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and released on 9 August 2004. It features 5 songs with lyrics written by Pa. Vijay, Na. Muthukumar, Thamarai and Snehan.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyricist Notes
1 "Nijama Nijama" KK, Shreya Ghoshal 4:07 Na. Muthukumar
2 "Enna Enna Aachu" Devan Ekambaram, Mathangi 5:22 Pa. Vijay
3 "Vaitha Kann" Madhu Balakrishnan, Srivarthini 4:29 Pa. Vijay
4 "Doli Doli" Shalini Singh 4:59 Thamarai
5 "Bommalaattam" Karthik, Chithra Sivaraman 4:05 Snehan


Indiaglitz wrote:"Director Senthilkumar manages to hold your interest for most part. But lets slip his guard towards the end and the climax peters on predictability".[2] Bizhat wrote:"The film is an action entertainer without any sluggishness".[3] Sify wrote:"story is pure balderdash. Perhaps to compensate for the lack of a coherent script, the director tries to pack in as much commercial elements like songs, crass comedy and lots of action into the storyline. The first half is crisp while the latter half drags a bit. Still the high-octane action drama is watchable".[4] Behindwoods wrote:"The first half of the movie is good, and takes phase with decent action, but the story line sags in the second half of the movie, as unnecessary violence is let loose on the goon squad".[5] Hindu wrote:"The first half just whizzes past. It is the second half that stretches a little and also has scenes ending rather abruptly".[6]


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  2. ^ "Bose Tamil Movie Review". IndiaGlitz. 2004-10-15. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ " - Bose Review". Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  4. ^ "Movie Review:Bose". Sify. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  5. ^ "The Meera contro". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Entertainment / Film Review : "Bose"". The Hindu. 2004-10-15. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 

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