A la Judaai, Yes Boss comes at you as a relatively high-budget movie about greediness and money. Rather than going at it from a more serious fashion, Yes Boss comes with a comic approach. All in all, Y-B isnĀ“t the best of movies, but deserves at least one viewing. The winning points of this movie come as in most other recent hits, like Judaai, Border and Virasat, music, direction, cinematography and story, but unlike the others, this comes with some hilarious scenes mixed in with drama.
The story is fairly simple, resembling bits and pieces of Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and Baazigar, but ends up being nothing like either. Rahul Joshi (Shah Rukh Khan) wants his own Advertising agency more than anything else in his life. Rahul is hoping that his boss, Sidharth Chaudhary (Aditya Pancholi), will buy him this agency so he can be a boss and make money as well as becoming affluent and famous. Therefore Rahul does everything that his "Boss" wants him to do.
Chaudhary is married, yet is known to cheat on his wife as well as his girlfriends after they find out that he is a married man. So Chaudhary lays his eyes on a new model, Seema Bakshi (Juhi Chawla). Rahul then also falls head over heels in love with Seema.
For the first time Rahul has liked a girl and Chaudhary is going to take her away... what will Rahul do? Give away the girl or the agency? Will Rahul give away his desires for his emotions and love or not?
Shah Rukh Khan has played his character excellent. He has displayed all of his talents in a nutshell as Rahul. Serious, Sad and Angry as well as Humorous and Excited are played with delicacy and enthusiasm by Shah Rukh. Only his role in DDLJ has come close to this movie. Juhi Chawla has caught a break with this movie, she stands beautiful and can easily outshine Manisha Koirala and Kajol in a weighing contest. Her acting may not be on par with Manisha or Kajol, yet she is easily on par with Madhuri and who knows when her Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...? may come.
Aditya Pancholi has also done a wonderful job in this film. He has a great screen presence and is easily portrayed as the "Boss". Gulshan Grover is starting to look older, yet he still plays his role well. Everybody else is on par with the movie.
Cinematography is outstanding, Photography is excellent and technical effects are okay. The direction of the heavy scenes that merge into the light scenes are the best part of this movie. Aziz Mirza handles most scenes with aplomb and gels the entire film together very well. Never is there a part where something is overdone or over dramatized. Dialogues, done by Sanjay Chhel, are excellent. Costumes in dances are done very well. The music is fantastic. Songs done by Jatin-Lalit are very memorable, including "Chaand Taare" on the flatbed truck, "Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaaon" where Rahul dresses up in odd outfits and "Ek Din Aap" a la Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...? . Lyrics by Javed Akhtar are an added benefit (as usual).
Yes Boss is a simplistic drama which is heartwarming and ultimately fun to watch.