MUMBAI: Bittoo Boss is an attempt at making one of those
cute movies that work once in a while. It is about an
innocent and hard working but confident boy and a rich,
Samrat is a videographer covering weddings. He has made
a reputation for having a special knack for capturing
the spirit and happiness around wedding events. So much
so that muhurat would be overlooked if he was late to
arrive at the venue.
Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak.
Director: Supavitra Babul.
Pulkit Samrat, Amita Pathak.
Pulkit Samrat is a hero right out of 1960s films, a
simpleton and clean of heart. At one such wedding he
sees Amita Pathak and is besotted by her.
he is chasing her instead of chasing work. But the taming
of the shrew is not easy; she will have none of his
charming ways until, finally, she sees a video shot
by him and as a result reciprocates his love! Coming
from a rich, high society family, however, she wants
him to do something more worthy and attain monetary
success. With intent to help him out, she uses her own
clout at a local TV channel to get him work but only
manages to get him humiliated.
now determined to make it big, agrees to shoot porn
films of honeymoon couples on the sly but the good soul
that he is, he ends up doing something good for his
targeted victims. Like in old fashioned films, in a
couple of short sequences at the end, not only does
the hero paint those who Amita Pathak called high society
black but he also ends up with a lucrative contract
and a fat cheque from Mohan Kapoor, whose daughter's
honour he had protected.
Boss is a low budget film but that does not justify
its low in content and imagination story and treatment.
Using a lot of local Punjabi flavour and accent, its
standard of narration is cheap.
idea of comedy in the film is half a dozen girls vying
with each other to tell the hero, 'meri kab lega!' Musically
'Kaun kenda ..' is a hummable number. Photography is
passable. Editing is slack. Dialogue is routine. In
performance, Pukit Samrat is impressive this being his
first film. Amita Pathak is not heroine material. Rest
Boss is not the cute movie it thinks it is and will
find it tough to sustain come day two after release.
Kal Ki Baatein has limited appeal