My Boss Review
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Dileep who evoked spontaneous laughter from the audience with movies like 'Ee Parakkumthalika', 'Thenkashipattanam' etc, yet again proves that he is the king of comedy with 'My Boss'. This absolute rib-tickler presents the pair of Mamta Mohandas and Dileep together for the first time in a comedy flick.
'My Boss' is light hearted romantic comedy, set in Mumbai and Kerala, which traces the life of an Australian Immigrant, Priya (Mamta Mohandas) and her subordinate at the office Manu (Dileep). A circumstance concerning certain immigration formalities forces the dynamics of their relationship to turn upside down. The tough task-maker and abusive 'Boss' unwittingly becomes 'Wife' of the subordinate. The ensuing tangles are hilarious, leaving the viewers short of breath and with an aching stomach from laughing too hard. The comic moments created through the 'cat and mouse' game between the two, forced to be together, with their vast cultural differences and other such escapades are absolutely hilarious.
The film sustains the comedy almost throughout, except for the last half an hour, when predictably the pair turns all gooey and romantic. Sai kumar as Dileep's father and Seetha as his mother have important parts in the movie. Others like Kalabhavan Shajon, Valsala Menon, and Master Jeevan support the lead pair. The entire cast has given good performances. Of course Dileep stands out. Mamta too does a decent part, though one feels the perfection has not been sustained throughout.
"My Boss" tells a simple story which is pumped up with humour and absolute mirth. The director, Jeethu Joseph, definitely succeeds in making the audience holler (laugh out loud). Unless and until you think with your brain, the balloon stays inflated, floating lazily and happily high up in the azure sky with a smiling sun and white fluff clouds. This feel-good movie has music by Sejo John and M. Jayachandran, which sometimes seem an intrusion in the middle of a volatile rendering of comedy. A sense of impatience grips, especially as the song 'enthinennariyilla enginennariyilla' by East Coast Vijayan plays, when the tone of the movie changes. Camera work by Anil Nair is commendable.
It has to be said that My Boss is definitely a remake of the English RomCom The Proposal by Anne Fletcher starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. The plot has been retained and only the comic situation has been changed to suite the Malayalee sensibility. But then, it is the comedy that grips the viewers rather than the plot. Watch this movie at the risk of damaging your lungs and stomach (lol and may be thighs and mouth)! Happy viewing. 'My Boss' Review by Rajeevan.