Boss Engira Bhaskaran

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Boss Engira Bhaskaran
Boss engira bhaskaran.jpeg
Theatrical poster
Directed by M. Rajesh
Produced by Arya
K. S. Sreenivasan
Written by M. Rajesh
Starring Arya
Nayantara
Santhanam
Panchu Subbu
Rajendran
Vijayalakshmi
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Sakthi Saravanan
Edited by Vivek Harshan
Production
  company
Vasan Visual Ventures
Distributed by Red Giant Movies
The Show People
Ayngaran International
Release date(s)
  • 10 September 2010 (2010-09-10)
(Tamil)
  • 17 December 2010 (2010-12-17)
(Telugu)
Running time 161 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Box office INR37 crore

Boss Engira Bhaskaran (English: Boss alias Bhaskaran) is a 2010 Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by M. Rajesh who earlier directed Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009). Starring Arya, Nayantara and Santhanam in lead roles, the film is produced by K. S. Sreenivasan and features music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematography handled by Sakthi Saravanan.[1]

The film revolves around a young happy-go-lucky man, Bhaskaran, who is unemployed and lives an easygoing life, neglecting his career and future. When he meets a young girl, Chandrika, in whom he falls in love, he is bound to change his lifestyle, in order to marry her eventually.[2] The film released on 10 September 2010 to positive reviews and also became commercially successful.[3] The tagline Nanbenda turned viral after release.

The film was eventually dubbed into Telugu as Nene Ambani which released on 17 December 2010.[4] The Telugu film’s audio was released on September 7, 2010 at Prasads Labs in Hyderabad.[5]

Plot[edit]

Bhaskaran (Arya) is a happy-go-lucky youth who is yet to complete his B. A. Degree, writing arrear examinations for years. His only friend is Nallathambi (Santhanam) who owns a Hair saloon named Thala-Thalapathi Saloon (named after the titles of actors Ajith and Vijay) which he received as dowry for marrying a woman who was two months pregnant. Bhaskaran, during an arrear exam, happens to meet a young lecturer Chandrika (Nayantara) and instantly gets attracted to her, though she disapproves of him because he attempted to copy during the exam.

Bhaskaran lives with his mother, Sivakami (Lakshmi Ramakrishnan), brother Saravanan (Panchu Subbu) who is a successful veterinarian and sister, Nithya (Monisha). When his brother marries Nandhini (Vijayalakshmi), he finds out that Nandhini's younger sister is Chandrika, and wishes to marry her. When he approaches his family for the alliance, everyone talks of his unemployed status which rankles him and causes him to leave his house to prove himself.

With the support of Nallathambi, he establishes a tutorial for Class X students. Despite early setbacks, he makes a very heavy profit on the deal, while also convincing Chandrika, who eventually reciprocates his love. However, Chandrika's father Shanmugasundaram (Chitra Lakshmanan) is against the marriage as he had once been insulted by a drunk Nallathambi, who also gave him the nickname "Mongoose Mandaiyan" (Mongoose Head). Shiva (Jiiva), a supposed "teetotaler", is introduced as Chandrika's prospective groom. Bhaskaran then confronts Shiva, explaining to him that he loves Chandrika. The two get into a fight soon after, but when Shanmugasundaram arrives at the spot, he learns the truth: Shiva was hired by Bhaskaran to fool everyone about his identity. Under Shiva and Bhaskaran's orders, a disappointed Shanmugasundaram finally is forced to unite Bhaskaran and Chandrika.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was officially launched on 19 November 2009 at the AVM Studios,[6] with the film starting shooting in December first week.[7] Rajesh, following his sleeper hit Siva Manasula Sakthi, decided to make another comedy film and to cast Arya, who appeared in a cameo role in Siva Manasula Sakthi, in the titular role,[8] while Jiiva in return will make a cameo appearance in the film.[9] As the film's backdrop is set to be both village as well as city, the film was shot at various location including Thanjavur, Mysore and Trichy.[10] A major part of the film was filmed at Kumbakonam, while a few scenes were shot in Chennai as well.[11][12] Shooting was also carried on in the Swiss Alps, where some song sequences were picturized.[13][14] The shooting was finished on 3 August 2010 with completing the last song that was canned at a set erected at Binny Mills near Chennai.[15]

While Vasan Visual Ventures that produced Arya's Naan Kadavul, produced this film as well, Arya purchased the rights in the midst to release it under his own production banner "The Show People".[16] The film's distribution rights, however, were again acquired by Red Giant Movies, led by Udhayanidhi Stalin, who would enact the lead role in Rajesh's next project.[17]

Soundtrack[edit]

Boss Engira Bhaskaran
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released 27 August 2010
Recorded 2009 - 2010
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 23:03
Label Think Music
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Naan Mahaan Alla
(2010)
Boss Engira Bhaskaran
(2010)
Pathinaaru
(2010)

Following the success of Siva Manasula Sakthi, Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the musical score and soundtrack of Boss Engira Bhaskaran, too.[18] The soundtrack album, which was released on 27 August 2010 at Sathyam Cinemas,[19] contains 5 tracks, featuring lyrics penned by Na. Muthukumar.

Tracklist
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Ada Boss Boss"   Sathyan 3:58
2. "Yaar Intha Penthan"   Haricharan 5:01
3. "Thathi Thaavum Paper Naan"   Karthik 4:44
4. "Iyley Iyley"   Vijay Prakash 5:04
5. "Mama Mama"   Vijay Yesudas, Shweta Mohan 4:16

Release[edit]

The satellite rights of the film were bagged by Kalaignar. The film was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board.

Box office[edit]

Boss Engira Bhaskaran sold 7.3 million tickets worldwide. It released on Eid day, the end of Ramadan, opening across 240 screens in Tamil Nadu with reportedly 95.5% average theatre occupancy, which, according to trade sources, was the best ever first day opening for Arya then,[20] which resulted in an increase of the number of shows and screens.[21][22] In its opening weekend, the film was said to have earned INR58 lakh in Chennai, as reported by Behindwoods,[23] while according to Sify.com, it grossed INR65 lakh.[22] At the end of the second weekend, the film had netted INR10 crore from 275 screens.[24]

Critical response[edit]

The film opened up to positive reviews. Sify stated that "Rajesh has pulled off the impossible, making a family comedy work a second time armed with nothing more than a few situational gaffes and couple of funny dialogues. It’s pure escapist fare and will work big time, as there is paucity of healthy entertainment for the family audiences."[25] Indiaglitz wrote "Rajesh has made spoof of some contemporary Tamil films in an enjoyable manner." and "Boss Engira Baskaran is right there oozing with abundant energy and unlimited fun. Kudos to Udhayanidhi for choosing quality films with varied stories that leave an impression with the masses."[26] Chennai Online specially pointed out the plus points of the film "The comic scenes aided by dialogues and the bonding between the two friends are a huge plus and reason enough to see the movie. The casting of each character has been aptly done with no room for excess anywhere making for one smooth ride all through. Nayan and Arya make an adequate pair though there are no great sparks of chemistry between them. However Nayan does make a pretty picture throughout."[27]

Behindwoods gave 2.5 out of 5 and expressed that "Director Rajesh might just pull it off this time too because he’s got everything right for a comic caper. He also efficiently camouflages the saggy little portions in both the halves of his movie with crisply written dialogues. Perfect for a weekend in which you decide not to give your brain much work."[28] A critic from the Times of India gave 3 out of 5 and praised the film saying "When the director shows Boss watching 'Annamalai' on TV and getting inspired, you are not surprised. But his excuses, when facing various career options, make Boss an original. The tutorial college angle may be predictable, but soon humour is back on track, and it is enjoyable. You will also come away with some amazing performances."[29]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Character Cast
2011 Vijay Awards Best Comedian Nallathambi Santhanam

Sequel[edit]

A sequel to the film is currently in production, with Arya, Nayantara and Santhanam reprising their roles and M. Rajesh returning as director. Tamannaah was also cast to play a crucial role in the film.[30]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Boss, Nayan’s back in Tamil!". Times of India. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
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  30. ^ "'Boss Engira Bhaskaran' Team Reunites for Sequel". The New Indian Express. IANS. 20 March 2014. 

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