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Director  Senthilkumar
Duration  
Country  India
4.9/10 IMDb

Genre  Action
Writer  Senthilkumar
Language  Tamil
Bose (film) movie poster
Release date  8 October 2004
Initial release  August 15, 2004 (South India)
Songs  Nijama Nijama
Similar movies  Singam (2010)

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, Thalaivasal Vijay, and Manikka 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.

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Plot

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

Up close with Kottaiperumal, Bose gets to know his other real side. When Kottaiperumal tries to misbehave with a college girl Charulatha (Sneha) in Delhi, Bose rises up in anger. In trying to save her, he ends up shooting Kottaiperumal. Though he escapes with some injuries, Kottaiperumal gets Bose sacked from the Army. Distraught and disconsolate, Bose lands in Chennai and meets Charulatha, who is a student in Kalashektra. Upon meeting her, the duo the natural thing - fall in love.

However, they have the villain's goons on their track. Kottaiperumal is waiting for revenge. After some fights, Kottaiperumal's men bump off Bose's father (Manikka Vinayagam) and kidnap his family members and Charulatha. By then, Bose also stumbles upon the links of Kottaiperumal with terrorist outfits (the first kidnapping itself was a stage-managed one to win voters' sympathy), so he goes on a fight to finish.

Finally, all is well, and Bose is also reinstated in the Army.

Cast

  • Srikanth as NSG Bose
  • Sneha as Charulatha
  • Kalabhavan Mani as Kottaiperumal
  • Nagesh as Bose's grandfather
  • Thalaivasal Vijay as Bose's brother
  • Manikka Vinayagam as Bose's father
  • Chithra Lakshmanan
  • Manobala
  • M. S. Baskar as Vedimuthu
  • Ponnambalam as Sivamani
  • Jasper
  • Kalairani as Bose's mother
  • Crew

  • 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
  • Production

    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 Hein. 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.

    Soundtrack

    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.

    Release

    Bose did not make it to the screens as scheduled on October 9 (Saturday) due to last minute financial dispute. The prints left the lab on Sunday morning and made it to the screens in southern districts of Madurai and beyond only for matinee show. In Chennai and surrounding areas, the film opened with noon shows on Sunday. Nearly 5 lakh worth of advertisement was spent for the opening weekend. Trade lost almost 40 lakh due to missed opening.

    Reviews

    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". Bizhat wrote:"The film is an action entertainer without any sluggishness". 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". 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". Hindu wrote:"The first half just whizzes past. It is the second half that stretches a little and also has scenes ending rather abruptly".

    References

    Bose (film) Wikipedia
    Bose (film) IMDb


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