Sivaji The Boss (2007) Movie Synopsis
Sivaji: The Boss (2007) is a Tamil Language Masala Movie premiered on 14 June 2007. The movie released worldwide on 15 June 2007. The Telugu dubbed version of the movie also released on 15 June 2007. The movie later dubbed in Hindi and released on 8 January 2010.
M.S. Guhan and M. Saravanan jointly produced the movie. S.P. Muthramand co-produced the film. Famous South Indian director S. Shankar directed Sivaji: The Boss.
Sivaji: The Boss (2007)-Star Cast
South superstar Rajinikanth played the lead role in the film. Shriya Saran, Vivek and Suman played the prominent roles in the film.
Manivannan, Vadivukkarasi, Cochin Haneefa, Bose Venkat, M.S. Bhaskaar, Soloman Pappayya, Pattimandram Raja, Shanmagarajan, Pyramid Natarajan, Livingston, uma Padmanabhan, Vasu Vikram, Mahadevan and Raghuvaran are there in the film in supporting roles.
Nayantara, Ilavarasu, Kanal Kannan, Mayilsamy, Chinni Jayanth, Dhamu, Swaminathan, Muthukaalal, K.V. Anand, Thota Tharanai and director S. Shankar appeared in a cameo role.
Sivaji: The Boss Budget and Box Office
Shivji: The Boss made in a budget of 60 Crores approximately and earned 130 Crores worldwide approximately. Whereas, in 2007 the Highest Bollywood Movie Om Shanti Om earned Rs. 130 Crores and the Second Highest Bollywood Movie Welcome earned 119.50 Crores.
Sivaji: The Boss (2007) Full Story
A young man Sivaji (Rajinikanth) returns from United States after becoming a successful Software Architect. His family consists of his father Aarumugam (Manivannan), mother Mrs Aarumugam (Vadivukkarasi) and a young maternal uncle Arivu (Vivek).
Sivaji plans to make a non-profit organization named Sivaji Foundation with the aim to construct Education Institutions and Hospitals to serve poor section of the society free of cost.
Sivaji visits Adiseshan (Suman), a powerful politician and seeks his help to fulfill his aim. Adiseshan who is also a successful business sees him a competitor. Adiseshan suggests Sivaji to do some other business and earn huge profit for which Sivaji denies.
In the meantime, Sivaji sees Tamizhselvi (Shriya Saran) and immediately falls for her and visits her house and try to convince her. Sivaji invites her family and convinces them to get married with Tamizhselvi but she denies the proposal.
Sivaji forces Tamizhselvi to disclose the reason for not getting married with him. She reveals that an astrologer (Mahadevan) has predicted death of Sivaji if she gets married to him. Eventually Sivaji persuade her dream girl to get married.
Meanwhile, Sivaji and his maternal Uncle-cum-buddy Arivu (Vivek) try to procure government permission for starting constructions of Hospital(s)/Educational Institute(s) but permissions are denied on the one pretext or other because of influential Adiseshan.
Vivek makes Sivaji agree to pay a huge bribe of 50 Crore (i.e. 25% of the total budget). After giving 50 Crores Sivaji gets all the requisite sanction and the construction work stats.
This makes Adiseshan angry with the sitting MLA and threats him to ruin his political career. Adi uses his power and position, a new politician A. Kuzhandhaivel (Cochin Haneefa) takes over his predecessor and orders for demolition of almost completed building belongs to Sivaji.
Tamizhselvi (Shriya Saran) still thinks her collaboration with Sivaji would prove fatal. However, she eventually gets a formal engagement with Sivaji.
In the meantime, Sivaji again bribes 50 Crores to the new political leader A. Kuzhandhaivel (Cochin Haneefa) and finally completes his project. However, to do this he has to sell all his properties, his valuable belongings.
Adiseshan, again using his powers and position brings Sivaji before the court of law with the allegations that the building constructed by Sivaji is illegal. When asked about the bribe Sivaji confesses giving bribe and the court finds the building was constructed with illegal means and orders to demolish the same.
Sivaji becomes bankrupt, sends his family back to the village, requests his in-laws to postpone the marriage and asks his maternal uncle Arivu (Vivek) to go with his mother and father but Arivu accompanies him.
Sivaji calls Adiseshan (Suman) with a public phone and gives a falls information about CBI raid. Adi immediately collects all black money, illegal documents etc and sends them to a safe place but Sivaji and Arivu plunders the same and receives 200 Crore.
This loot opens up the eyes of Sivaji who decides to loot big businessperson and politicians who keeps black money with them. He makes a team and starts robbing them. He sends the black money to innumerous people of world, gets back the same as official donation, and converts black money into white.
Sivaji gets married to Tamizhselvi (Sriya Saran) starts making hospitals, educational institutions, roads and all things, which are supposed to be done by a government. Sivaji soon becomes very popular in the country for providing free services.
CBI investigates the matter but finds nothing. They convinces Tamizhselvi (Sriya Saran) to disclose the secretes of Sivaji so that his life can be saved. Tamizhselvi still remembers the words of the astrologer thus hands over the laptop of Sivaji to CBI that contains all the secrets of money laundering.
Sivaji is arrested but his laptop is protected with some voice commands and destroyed while police tries to open the laptop with random voices because of self-made programme by Sivaji.
Adiseshan reaches in the lockup and beats Sivaji very badly. Meanwhile, a police constable, who owes to Sivaji, provides him a cell phone containing a video clip in which Adiseshan plans to kill Sivaji by blasting the policy van.
Sivaji forwards the video clip to his friend Dr. Chzhian (Raghuvaran) and makes a plan. Thereafter, he kills himself by holding the naked electric wires in the lockup. Adiseshan orders to execute the plan already meant for the death of Sivaji.
Dr. Chzhian with the help of Arivu and some other people manages to gets the body of Sivaji with a dead body and makes Sivaji alive with some latest technology.
After some time Sivaji returns with a changed look and with new name & identity, and takes over the Sivaji foundation to finish Adiseshan.
Sivaji: The Boss Film Review
Script and Direction
S. Shankar helms both the fields of Script and direction. These two fields are the most important fields for a movie. Shankar earlier written and directed movies like Gentleman (1993), Indian (1996), Jeans (1998) and Nayak (2001).
Shankar justifies the story & script and then directs the same with full devotion. The movie is a Masala movie yet it delivers every component required for a good movie. In short Shankar does his job with full honesty.
Rajinikanth bears the entire movie on his shoulders. His acting and comedy is originally for south Indian audiences but it is equally good for Bollywood spectators. Rajinikanth has already proved his acting skills in many movies and Sivaji: The Boss would always be there in the list for his extraordinary acting.
Sriya Saran is in the lead role with Rajiikanth yet gets a less screen space. However, she delivers a very good acting talent especially when she swings to choose between his husband and CBI.
Vivek has played extremely well in the movie. He plays a young maternal uncle of Sivaji and remains with him as his close friend. He supports Sivaji in every situation and does not leave his company till the end. His comic timing and unique style of dialogue delivery makes him special in the movie.
Suman as Adiseshan has justifies his role. It seems that no one could do this role better than he did.
Raghuvaran is very effective in Short role. Manivannan as father of Sivaji, Vadivukkarasi as mother of Sivaji, Pattimandram Raja and Uma Padmanabhan as father and mother of Shreya Saran also delivers their best in short but effectual roles.
Sivaji: The Boss Music and Songs
Ace Music director A.R. Rehman composed the music for the movie who won Filmfare Award for Best Music Director in the 2008 Filmfare Awards South.
Sivaji: The Boss Film Review and final Verdict
Sivaji: The Boss is a complete package for entertainment for all age groups and the entire family can enjoy the movie together. Good story, firm screenplay, good direction, high quality acting by extremely talented actors makes the movie a very good one to watch it many times without getting bored.
Extraordinary Cinematography by K.V. Anand and super Art Director by Thotta Tharani makes the film surprisingly well for which both won 2008 Filmfare Awards South in their respective fields.
Sivaji: The Boss Film Rating
IMDB viewers provide 7.5 out of 10 rating to Sivaji: The Boss whereas Bollywood Product rates it 8.5 out of 10.