REVIEW: Sivaji: the Boss

  • TSV Hari, Chennai
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  • Updated: Jun 16, 2007 13:23 IST
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    Superstar Rajnikant in a still from the mega- movie, Sivaji-The Boss.

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    Rajnikant's 100th film, Sivaji-The Boss has been directed by noted Tamil director S Shankar.

  • The film, which hits the theatres on June 15, also stars Shriya Saran, Prakash Raj, Vivek and Suman in the lead roles with Nayantara, Manivannan, Raghuvaran ...

  •  As per reports, the film's music, which has been composed by none other than AR Rahman, is already topping the music charts.

  • Down south theatres are already running housefull with all the tickets being sold out. 

  • Sivaji-The Boss will fulfil the desire of the viewers to see Rajnikant in different getups and hairdos. He is also said to sport blonde hair ...

  • With Sivaji, Rajinikanth becomes the highest paid actor in India receiving 20 Indian crores for his portrayal of the title character.

  • The film, prior to release, has re-written several records at the box-office starting with the most costly production to date with 60 crores, overtaking, the ...

  • Shankar has assembled the best technical crew for Sivaji like National award winners K V Anand wielding the camera and Thotta Tharani doing the art ...

  • Undoubtedly, Sivaji has re-affirmed Rajnikant's iconic status and with all the hysteria being generated before the release of the film, Sivaji will surely set the ...

Cast: Rajnikant, Shriya;
Director: Shankar;
Rating: ****

Sivaji: The Boss is all about numbers. It narrates the story of an NRI do-gooder Sivaji (Rajnikant) who wants to spend around Rs 2 billion to set up a number of free educational and medical institutions in his hometown.

Sivaji, a successful computer wizard, comes to his hometown from the US to share his wealth with the poor and needy. But very soon her realises that things aren't as easy as he thought and he becomes a victim of a corrupt system. He is harassed by a dhoti-clad politician Adisheshan (Suman), in myriad ways. A corrupt bureaucrat assists the politician in exploiting Sivaji.

They suck up all his money and leave him to suffer. How Sivaji turns the tables with the help of his uncle leads to the climax of the movie.

<b1>As far creativity and novelty is concerned, it is obvious that director Shankar did not try to be different as Sivaji turns out to be a rehash of all his previous jingoistic claptrap efforts.

Shankar has packed enough gimmicks in the movie to keep his catcalling front-benchers happy. Rajnikant's garish costumes and wigs look outlandish. It seems they have been designed to make him look adequately youthful for 25-year-old Shriya.

Age seems to have caught up with Suman too and he grimaces in the appropriate sequences. Vivek, who plays Ranjnikant's uncle, is the surprise scene-stealer.

Sujata's dialogues, KV Anand's camera work, Thotta Tharani's massive sets and AR Rahman's music live up to the expectations.

All in all, Sivaji is a complete masala fare riding on the shoulders of Rajnikant, who undoubtedly remains the USP and the biggest attraction of the film. Enough to keep the cash registers jingling!


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