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.
|Directed by||Aziz Mirza|
|Screenplay by||Mangesh Kulkarni|
|Story by||Aziz Mirza|
|Produced by||Ratan Jain|
|Starring||Shah Rukh Khan|
Thomas A. Xavier
|Edited by||Javed Sayyed|
|Music by||Jatin Lalit|
|Distributed by||B4U Films|
|Budget||₹5 crore (equivalent to ₹21 crore or US$2.9 million in 2019)|
|Box office||₹23 crore (equivalent to ₹94 crore or US$13 million in 2019)|
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.
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.
- Aditya Pancholi as Siddharth Chaudhry
- Shahrukh Khan as Rahul Joshi
- Juhi Chawla as Seema Kapoor
- Kashmera Shah as Sheela Chaudhary
- Rahul Kanawat as Mahesh Joshi
- Ashok Saraf as Johnny Nair
- Gulshan Grover as Bhushan Roy
- Johnny Lever as Madhav Advani / Mr. Mad
- Reema Lagoo as Mrs. Sonali Joshi
- Mahavir Shah as Advocate Devdas Shukla
- Rakesh Bedi as Watchman at Girls Hostel / Bahadur
- Anant Mahadevan as Dr. Chandan Kumar Yadav
- Amrit Patel as Mamaji
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Avinash Roy
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Venus Records & Tapes|
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.
|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|
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. It is the 12th-highest-grossing Indian film of 1997 worldwide.
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. It is the 14th-highest-grossing film of 1997 in India.
It earned $975,000 (₹3.48 crore) outside India. 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.
|Territory||Territory wise Collections break-up|
₹11.33 crore (US$1.6 million)
₹5.89 crore (US$830,000)
₹19.48 crore (US$2.7 million)
|$975,000 (₹3.48 crore)|
|Worldwide||₹22.96 crore (US$3.2 million)|
|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|
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