Yes Boss (film)

Yes Boss is a 1997 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Aziz Mirza starring Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Aditya Pancholi. Produced by Ratan Jain, Yes Boss was one of the most successful films of the year at the time of release, and was declared a super hit with a worldwide gross of 23 crore (US$3.2 million). It is based on the film For Love Or Money starring Michael J Fox.

Yes Boss
Yes Boss film poster.jpg
Poster
Directed byAziz Mirza
Screenplay byMangesh Kulkarni
Story byAziz Mirza
Produced byRatan Jain
Umed Jain
Champak Jain
StarringShah Rukh Khan
Aditya Pancholi
Juhi Chawla
CinematographyHarmeet Singh
Thomas A. Xavier
Edited byJaved Sayyed
Music byJatin Lalit
Production
company
Distributed byB4U Films
Release date
  • 18 July 1997 (1997-07-18)
Running time
165 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget5 crore (equivalent to 21 crore or US$2.9 million in 2019)[1]
Box office23 crore (equivalent to 94 crore or US$13 million in 2019)[2]

The film partially inspired the 2005 Malayalam film Junior Senior and was remade in Tamil as Guru En Aalu (2009). The rights are owned by Khan's production company Red Chillies Entertainment. Yes Boss received seven nominations at the 43rd Filmfare Awards including Best Actor for Khan and Best Actress for Chawla. Pancholi was nominated under the Best Villain category as well.

PlotEdit

Ambitious, Rahul Joshi wants to be rich, and is lucky enough to find a job with extra earnings from his boss, Siddharth, a lustful person having extramarital affairs, who has deviously trapped the rich Sheela. Rahul earns overtime money in keeping the affairs a secret. Later, Siddharth is lustfully attracted to the elegant and gorgeous Seema Kapoor, an aspiring model also desiring a life of luxury. Siddharth asks Rahul to help him trap Seema too. Helpless, Rahul does so, but also has a soft spot for her. Anyway due to his efforts, Seema is impressed by Siddharth's personality. Gradually, the two get closer; Seema begins liking Siddharth. However, she also grows close to Rahul while seeking his help.

As their companionship blossoms, Seema meets Rahul's mom, Sonali, a heart patient sensitive to any shocking news in life. Sheela's cousin Bhushan takes this benefit and tells Sonali that Rahul has married Seema, overjoying her. To not shock her, Rahul and Seema act as a happy couple and slowly fall in love. Siddharth learns about them, and offers Rahul his dream office, with unsaid implication that it was in return for Seema. Rahul realises he was supporting his lustful habits for his dream office by being a bootlicker to him. He says he wants only Seema.

After this fiasco, true love triumphs as Seema decides to spend her life with Rahul and Sonali, who wholeheartedly accepts their relationship again. Rahul decides he'd have a luxurious life for him and Seema by his own money, not by bootlicking anyone.

CastEdit

MusicEdit

Yes Boss
Soundtrack album by
Released1997
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length30:21
LabelVenus Records & Tapes
ProducerJatin-Lalit
Jatin-Lalit chronology
Tum Jiyo Hazaro Saal
(1997)
Yes Boss
(1997)
Badadin
(1998)

The movie soundtrack has 6 songs composed by Jatin-Lalit who also composed the background score, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. Most of the songs are sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and won his first Filmfare Award Best Play Back singer (Male) for the song "Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon".The song " Suniye To" was copied from the song "Azhagiya Laila" from the Tamil movie Ullathai Allitha which itself was lifted from "Ahla Ma Feki" by Hisham Abbas. Other contributing artists are Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik.[citation needed]

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon" Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Alka Yagnik 05:11
2 "Choodi Baji Hai Kahin" Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik 05:05
3 "Chaand Taare" Abhijeet Bhattacharya 04:48
4 "Suniye To" Abhijeet Bhattacharya 05:12
5 "Jaata Hai Tu Kahan" Abhijeet Bhattacharya 05:35
6 "Ek Din Aap" Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik 04:30
7 "Ek Din Aap II" Babul Supriyo 04:27

Box officeEdit

Yes Boss grossed 19.48 crore (US$2.7 million) in India and $975,000 (3.48 crore) in other countries, for a worldwide total of 22.96 crore (US$3.2 million), against its 5 crore (US$700,000) budget. It had a worldwide opening weekend of 3.07 crore (US$430,000), and grossed 5.65 crore (US$790,000) in its first week.[2] It is the 12th-highest-grossing Indian film of 1997 worldwide.[3]

IndiaEdit

It opened on Friday, 18 July 1997, across 180 screens, and earned 57 lakh (US$80,000) nett on its opening day. It grossed 1.79 crore (US$250,000) nett in its opening weekend, and had a first week of 3.29 crore (US$460,000) nett. The film earned a total of 11.33 crore (US$1.6 million) nett, and was declared "Hit" by Box Office India.[2] It is the 14th-highest-grossing film of 1997 in India.[4]

OverseasEdit

It earned $975,000 (3.48 crore) outside India.[2] It is the 3rd-highest-grossing film of 1997 behind Dil To Pagal Hai ($3.3 million (12.04 crore)) and Pardes ($1.7 million (6.12 crore)), which were also Shah Rukh Khan starrers.[5]

'Yes Boss' worldwide collections breakdown
Territory Territory wise Collections break-up
India Nett Gross:
11.33 crore (US$1.6 million)
Distributor share:
5.89 crore (US$830,000)
Total Gross:
19.48 crore (US$2.7 million)
International
(Outside India)
$975,000 (3.48 crore)
Worldwide 22.96 crore (US$3.2 million)

Filmfare AwardsEdit

Category Recipient and Winner's for Result
Best Male Playback Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya "Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon" Won
Best Actor Shahrukh Khan Best actor in lead role Nominated
Best Actress Juhi Chawla Best actress in lead role
Best Music Director Jatin-Lalit Best music direction
Best Lyricist Javed Akhtar "Chaand Taare"
Filmfare Best Villain Award Aditya Pancholi Best actor as Villain

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yes Boss Budget". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Yes Boss Box office". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Top Worldwide Grossers 1997". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Top India Total Nett Gross 1997". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Top Overseas Gross 1997". Box Office India. 22 July 2015. Archived from the original on 18 March 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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