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Shivaji - The Boss
Ravi Mundoli / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
6.0
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
NA
NA
NA
NA
Suggestions
Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
To watch a Rajini starrer on the first day, you need to be an Olympic decathlete. You have to squeeze in through the metal detectors, nimbly avoid the sniffer dogs, jostle through the crowd, hop over all the cabling laid out by the TV crews, and stagger into your seat. But if you're a true Rajini fan, you can do this blindfolded on one leg.

The combination of star, director and music director alone makes Sivaji like one of those rare and obscure celestial events that send astronomers into spasms of ecstasy. And "spasms of ecstasy" probably describes what Sivaji holds for the Rajini devotee ('fan' doesn't do justice). For, it is a no-nonsense out-and-out movie of the Rajini devotee, for the Rajini devotee and, looks like, by a Rajini devotee. And even if you aren't a Rajini devotee but are friends with one, or are a Rajini-watcher, you'll get your paisa vasool from this.

Sivaji (Rajini) returns from the US where he has amassed Rs. 200 crores as a software systems architect. He returns with the burning desire to spend his time and money on helping the public. Yes, an unavoidable by-product of being a Shankar hero is to do unto society what a detergent does unto stained clothes in TV ads.

Along with his pal Sundaram (Vivek), he jumps through hoops to set up universities and hospitals, but is thwarted by Adiseshu (Suman) and his politician buddies who are worried, mostly because they have to face Rajinikanth with the masses behind him. This is probably a delicate hint to Tamil Nadu politicians, with about the same level of delicacy as an elephant backing into a crockery shop.

Eventually Adiseshu succeeds, and at the interval leaves Sivaji with a Re. 1 coin (played by a Re. 1 coin) in his hand, and leaves the audience atremble with thoughts of our hero's retaliation.

The storyline isn't terribly inventive or engaging. Good rich man wants to do good, bad rich man wants to stop him, and oh, by the way, there's a girl involved. What is different, of course, is that this is Rajinikanth. You put him in a movie, and you've suddenly created a parallel universe to which earthly logic, aesthetics and reasoning don't have a visa.

Truth be told, this is an older Rajinikanth - one whose cheeks are a bit fuller and steps are a bit slower. This is visible in the first half of Sivaji. However, that is entirely beside the point, because he is still inimitable at what he does best. There are a couple of trademark gestures with the coin and with chewing gum that will join the pantheon of Rajini mannerisms.

A couple of other aspects of Sivaji are noteworthy. After a long time, the dubbing from Tamil to Telugu seems to really work, and because of this, the comedy track is more than adequate most of the time, and surreally good at others. For example, a scene where two goons who are helping in a small surgical procedure clink saline bottle and blood packet and go 'Cheers'. As Sivaji keeps saying, 'Cool'!

Since it's such a big release in AP, care has been taken to 'localize' as much of the movie as possible. This is carried so far as to shoot 3 small 'tribute' songs to legends of Tollywood cinema with Rajini and Shriya standing in for their Tollywood counterparts, that will have AP audiences clapping and hooting in the aisles.

For the connoisseur, Sivaji is replete with references to Rajini's life and career. Starting from the fact that the very movie is named after Rajinikanth's real name, to the references that Adiseshu makes about Sivaji having to take up a bus conductor's job, there seems to be subtext after subtext throughout Sivaji.

The music is good, though not the same kind of stuff that Rahman could do in his heyday. A couple of the song picturizations are completely over the top, as are the action sequences, but please refer to our earlier comments about parallel universes etc. By the way, Shriya appears in most of the songs and some other scenes too.

In the final analysis, Sivaji is the archetypal Rajini movie, with all the expected ingredients. If you're a Rajini fan, don't miss it for anything in the world. If you understand Tamil, you'll probably want to see it in the original as well! Even otherwise, you can get to see a decent movie with a tight storyline and good to excellent production values.

[Also read: The fangirl review]
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Shivaji - The Boss (telugu) reviews
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  • Cast
    Rajnikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, Prakash Raj, Revathi Menon, Vivek, M S Baskar, Manivannan
  • Music
    A R Rahman
  • Director
    Shankar
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Dinesh on 17th Jun 2007, 10:42pm | Permalink
cool movie. shankar script is superb
RATING
10
Pratap Reddy on 17th Jun 2007, 8:07pm | Permalink
Movie is super Torture... Rating from Full hyd should have been 2/5 and not 2.5 ... This movie is just Bull Shit and nothing more...
RATING
4
Dr.No on 16th Jun 2007, 7:55pm | Permalink
ARE YOU A RAJNI FAN???

a) YES-->then sivaji is a must watch 4u.It is all "RAJNI and only RAJNI" movie.You get everything from him..Most importantly..his STYLE ;).

b) NO--> then dont watch it.It is not a Shankar brand movie.Not a tight storyline,average screenplay,music is just OK,nothing great.But do watch the trailer.(that will pull you right into the theater ;).
RATING
6
Kavitha Reddy on 16th Jun 2007, 5:12pm | Permalink
superb movie.rajni rocks!
RATING
10
Venkat on 16th Jun 2007, 11:17am | Permalink
Dear Bro ( Reviewer ) Go n watch the movie again. Hope you were not in senses while writing, the stars you have given and the description you have written are total mismatch as Rajani and Shankar. Shankar spoiled the recipe totally. Its par below Rajnis previous and little better than the Disasterous BABA.for full Hyd viewers , a sincere advise wait for some time and watch it on Moserbear DVD.
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4
Priyanka Rao on 16th Jun 2007, 10:52am | Permalink
Come on sire, this is a ridiculous movie. The best example of how to not spend your money. Too dragging and a wafer thin story line.
RATING
2
Kondaveeti Narasimham on 16th Jun 2007, 10:52am | Permalink
Hi Dear Rajju Fans,

Somehow managed to get tickets for Sivaji and now I repent. I didn't like the movie. It's sheer stupidity on part of Director Shankar to hype Rajni like this. What a waste of money. Direction is very bad. I'm a super fan of Rajnikanth and waiting for his "Sultan" that will release in 2008 by Adlabs.

K Narasimham
RATING
2
Kiran on 16th Jun 2007, 7:50am | Permalink
Guys, don't believe this site. This site has given only 1.5 for CHANDRAMUKHI.
RATING
2
on 15th Jun 2007, 6:48pm | Permalink
this is a good movie for rajini
screenplay is not good, but rajini action is good
RATING
6
Somi Reddy on 15th Jun 2007, 6:21pm | Permalink
waste waste time and money
RATING
2
Sams Cras on 15th Jun 2007, 6:13pm | Permalink
aa rating emti, rasina review emti

assalu pontana ledhu

fullhyderabad, adhe rating mana telugu heros ki veste full ga kindaling chestaru rival fans meppu kosam

emi rajani ane sariki partiality aa


mana heros drees sense bagoledhu adhi bagoledhu ani comment chese vallaki

rajani vesina jackson getups , tella bochhu wigs,poola sokkalu , fair and lovely cream vallu antha pulumukovtam lantivi kanapadaledha
RATING
2
Dhruva P on 15th Jun 2007, 5:55pm | Permalink
this star is for the way the review has been given.the review really sucks.

pls write the review in an understandable manner
RATING
2
Shivaji Sucks on 15th Jun 2007, 5:44pm | Permalink
lol ... i dont consider this as a movie .... :P
RATING
2
Srihari on 15th Jun 2007, 5:26pm | Permalink
Shivaji the boss just rocks.The mere charismatic presence of Rajini makes it an exhilarating experience well worth to make a few more trips to the theater.
Shankar and Rajini have come out with an outstanding winner and for all the die hard Rajini fans it was a wait well worth for.
There are no parallels to Rajin in the realms of cinematic world.He is certainly the BOSS.
RATING
10
Kumari Jairam on 15th Jun 2007, 4:56pm | Permalink
Rajni shankar combo sivaji is an sophisticated flick.though it doesnt meet your expectations.the stuff is enough for a movie to become a hit.it was a awesome experience watching it first day first show with all claps and whistles.intro scene shriya and music are highlights
RATING
6
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