Review: Boss Engira Baskaran

Arya and Nayantara in Boss Engira Baskaran.

What’s with the crappy climax?

Rating: **

Boss Engira Baskaran made a perfect 150-minute escapade. But, the dum-dum ending gave me the jeepers.  Is this the way films are meant to end? What is the use when the fourth wall is broken right in the climax? The film does its best in entertaining with witty humor.

Arya in his second consecutive entertaining role after Madrasapattinam lays it off easy as the boasting protagonist who has a thing for being vagabond. Moreover, the expressions he pulls off while delivering a few dialogues are noteworthy. Becoming the next big thing, Arya rocks the boat with his performance. Nayantara to some extent becomes a pleasing foxy woman who tries her best to appear pleasant in costumes that fail to reveal any skin. No matter how deglamourized she may look, you are reminded of her glamorous image often. The whole film rides on Santhanam’s performance, who ably balances it with his repartees and wisecracks. He is the real boss of Boss Engira Baskaran. Another plus point is Subbu Panchu, who plays Arya’s brother. He has this rare talent of providing humor with a grudge.

Writer-director Rajesh has dished out another commercial cocktail but fails to apply the glossy touch. Why oh why do we need the song ‘Maama Maama’ right before the climax? But, when compared to his crass debut, Siva Manasula Sakthi, Boss Engira Baskaran is a promise that the director can outperform himself.

Keeping up the faith by making you laugh, Boss Engira Baskaran’s promises a clean family entertainer. Watch it for Santhanam.

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