She is a no-nonsense serious cop who means business. He is her junior, and a charmer no less with an over confident appeal to him. Together, they solve cases that seem impossible to be cracked. And then there is a backstory that keeps the narrative together between all episodes.
Sounds familiar? Well, of course, as Simon Baker and Robin Tunney pretty much played these parts in American crime investigation series The Mentalist which has enjoyed a really great run over the years not just in the West but now even in India. The only difference between The Mentalist and Ekta Kapoor’s Boss is that the leading man here, Karan Singh Grover uses his body as well in addition to his mind, while solving cases even as the lady cop Sagarika Ghatge reacts to all of it quite exasperatingly while also admiring his special skills.
Of course when it comes to these special skills, Karan’s character knows how to get them to best use and that also means sleeping with anyone who is around in a skirt. Now that actually becomes blatantly below the belt at many places, pun intended, but then if one looks at the target audience at which Boss is aimed at, it also makes sense. After all, the idea behind the series is clearly not to impress the classes but the masses and in that aspect several on-your-face sex scenes are inserted for titillation purpose.
While that’s definitely one of the selling points that director Ankush Bhatt has for this 10 part series, each of which lasts 20-30 minutes, at the core of it there is a riveting tale that plays which ends up succeeding really well as a strong narrative peg. It is established loud …read more