My Boss

My Boss is a 2012 Malayalam romantic comedy film directed by Jeethu Joseph, starring Dileep and Mamta Mohandas in the lead roles and Mukesh in a cameo appearance.[1] It is the third film by Jeethu Joseph.[2] The film is produced by East Coast Vijayan under the banner of East Coast Communications. It was filmed in Mumbai and various locales in Kerala.

My Boss
My Boss movie poster.jpg
Malayalamമൈ ബോസ്സ്
Directed byJeethu Joseph
Produced byEast Coast Vijayan
Written byJeethu Joseph
StarringDileep
Mamta Mohandas
Music bySejo John
M. Jayachandran
Gopi Sundar
CinematographyAnil Nair
Edited byV. Saajan
Production
company
East Coast Audio & Visual Entertainments
Distributed by
  • Manjunatha & Kas
  • PJ Entertainments Europe
Release date
  • 10 November 2012 (2012-11-10)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

The film is copied from the American movie The Proposal (2009),Which included various dialogues and plot twists which adapted into the film 'My Boss'.[3]

The film is set in the backdrop of the IT industry. The film follows Manu Varma (Dileep) who's hired as the executive assistant in a leading firm in Bombay who aspires to migrate to a foreign country while Priya Nair (Mamta), his boss, an Indian born Australian citizen has visa problems at a time when she has the opportunity to get a promotion. This leads Priya to get into a fake marriage with Manu to stay in India.[4] My Boss released in Kerala on 10 November 2012 to positive reviews and was declared a hit. The movie was remade in Kannada in 2014 as Software Ganda starring Komal Kumar and is currently being remade in Tamil as Sandakkari starring Vimal and Shriya.[5]

SynopsisEdit

Manu Varma (Dileep) lands in Bombay to join an IT firm, Quadra Infortek, as executive assistant to C.M.O Priya S. Nair (Mamta Mohandas). He has a B Tech degree and passed with distinction in 2004 but has no work experience until 2013. Priya is shocked seeing his reports and his distinction and asks why chose this job; he says it's because of family problems. Manu's boss Priya, an Australian citizen, is a witch of a woman. She verbally abuses her subordinates and criticizes them for the slightest mistakes. Manu works his heart out for three months under his cruel boss. He is ably supported by an 'all in one' errand boy, Ali (Kalabhavan Shajohn). Manu gets his chance to hit back at his boss when she has visa issues and is expecting a promotion to company head.

Priya cooks up a story that she is in a relationship with Manu and they will soon be married. They act as lovers which leads to several comic scenes. Then Manu meets Priya's rival, Mathew Abraham, who is fighting for the same promotion. To take revenge on Priya, Manu and Matthew agree to keep Priya away from the office for 30 days. Therefore, Manu convinces Priya that she has to come to Kerala to meet his family so that if any further investigations take place the investigators will be convinced by Manu's family's statement. Manu takes his "bride" to his home in Kerala. There it is revealed that he is very rich with a palatial home and acres of farmland. He has a loving mother and doting grandmother. He had left home because he had frequent fights with his father Thekkeppurakkal Prabhkara Varma (Saikumar), who was against Manu seeking a job and wanting to migrate to a western country. Gradually, Manu tries to make the family accept Priya by making her do many odd tasks, thus taking revenge on Priya as well. They starts accepting Priya into the family. However, Priya softens and both fall in love with each other. Things get out of hand when Manu's parents start planning their wedding. Priya finally reveals that she is Manu's boss and that they were only acting as husband and wife. This shocks Manu's parents. She leaves for Mumbai without telling Manu.

Manu also goes to Mumbai and comes to know that she resigned and agrees to give her promotion to Matthew. Manu proposes to Priya which leaves her stunned. Manu says sorry and is about to leave. Priya suddenly pulls him back and kisses him. Finally she accepts his proposal. They get married and live happily.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was launched on 23 April 2012, with a pooja ceremony organised at Sarovaram in Kochi.[6] The film started production in May 2012, and the major locales were Bombay and Alappuzha in Kerala.[7]

SoundtrackEdit

The soundtrack consists of 9 songs composed by Sejo John and M. Jayachandran. The audio was produced by East Coast.

Song Length Singer(s) Composer Picturization
Enthinennariyilla (Duet) 4:32 P. Jayachandran, Manjari M. Jayachandran
Kuttanadan Punchaneele 4:00 Rahul Nambiar & Rimi Tomy Sejo John
Vilakkukal Theliyunnu 4:50 Madhu Balakrishnan & Chitra Arun
Unaradi Nee 2:58 Sejo John Sejo John
Sooryane Kaithodan 4:51 Karthik Sejo John
Enthinennariyilla (Male) 4:32 P. Jayachandran M. Jayachandran
Freedom Ka Soniya 4:15 Navraj Hans, Neha Venugopal Sejo John
Enthinennariyilla (Female) 4:32 Manjari M. Jayachandran
Freedom Ka Soniya (Remix) 3:37 Neha Venugopal Sejo John

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Sify.com gave the verdict "Masala Entertainer" and said, "With a brisk pace that barely gives much time to think, My Boss could be an entertaining affair, especially if you are not too bothered about the film’s inspirations and other nuances. This one is perhaps not meant to be taken too seriously and better enjoy this with a pack of popcorn!"[8] The film is a copy of the Hollywood film The Proposal (2009) that had Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the lead.[9]

Box officeEdit

The film was commercial success[10] and ran over 100 days in theatres.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dileep, Mamtha again for 'My Boss'". IndiaGlitz. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Mamta is Dileep's Boss". Khaleej Times. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  3. ^ Paresh C Palicha (12 November 2012). "Review: My Boss is a loud copy of a Hollywood film". Rediff.com. Retrieved 12 November 2012. The humor and comedy in the movie made it a huge success at the box office
  4. ^ "Theater strike called off in Kerala". Rediff. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  5. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/shooting-of-sandakkari-now-happening-in-kerala/articleshow/70203636.cms
  6. ^ "Mamta to play Dileep's boss". Sify. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  7. ^ Shruti Karthikeyan (23 April 2012). "Dileep, Mamta in My Boss". Deccan Chronicle. Madras. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Movie Review: My Boss". Sify.com. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Review: My Boss is a loud copy of a Hollywood film". Rediff. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Mamta to play Dileep's heroine in Shafi's next". Sify. 30 March 2015.
  11. ^ "'My Boss': Malayalam flick completes 100 days". CNN-News18. 2 March 2013.

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