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Bose is a 2004 Indian Tamil action thriller 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.

Directed bySenthil Kumar
Produced byJ. H. Murali
Written bySenthil Kumar
Kalabhavan Mani
Music byYuvan Shankar Raja
CinematographyS.D. Vijay Milton
Edited byV. Jaishankar
Shri Mahalakshmi Combine
Release date
8 October 2004
Running time
165 minutes


Bose (Srikanth) is an Army commando. When Union Minister Kottaiperumal (Kalabhavan Mani) is kidnapped by terrorists, Bose goes on a daring rescue operation and manages to pull it off. Because of this, Kottaiperumal makes Bose his personal security guard. However, Bose gets to know Kottaiperumal's real side. When Kottaiperumal tries to misbehave with a college girl named Charulatha (Sneha), 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 falls in love. However, Kottaiperumal is waiting for revenge and has his goons on Bose and Charulatha's track. 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. All ends well, and Bose is also reinstated in the Army.



  • 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


This was the third and last time Srikanth and Sneha were teamed up - after the success of April Maadhathil (2002) and Parthiban Kanavu (2003).

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.[1]


Soundtrack album by
Released9 August 2004 (2004-08-09)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelFive Star Audio
Vega Music
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology

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.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyricist Notes
1 "Nijama Nijama" KK, Shreya Ghoshal 4:07 Na. Muthukumar
2 "Enna Enna Aachu" Devan Ekambaram, Mathangi 5:22 Pa. Vijay
3 "Vaitha Kann" Madhu Balakrishnan, Srivarthini 4:29 Pa. Vijay
4 "Doli Doli" Shalini Singh 4:59 Thamarai
5 "Bommalaattam" Karthik, Chithra Sivaraman 4:05 Snehan


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.[2]


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".[3] Bizhat wrote:"The film is an action entertainer without any sluggishness".[4] 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".[5] 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".[6] Hindu wrote:"The first half just whizzes past. It is the second half that stretches a little and also has scenes ending rather abruptly".[7]


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  2. ^ Bose arrives late triggering 40 lakh loss
  3. ^ "Bose Tamil Movie Review". IndiaGlitz. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  4. ^ " - Bose Review". Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Movie Review:Bose". Sify. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  6. ^ "The Meera contro". Behindwoods. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Entertainment / Film Review : "Bose"". The Hindu. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 6 August 2012.

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