|Directed by||Senthil Kumar|
|Produced by||J. H. Murali|
|Written by||Senthil Kumar|
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Cinematography||S.D. Vijay Milton|
|Edited by||V. Jaishankar|
Shri Mahalakshmi Combine
|8 October 2004|
Bose is a 2004 Indian Tamil action thriller film written and directed by Senthil Kumar. It stars Srikanth and Sneha in the lead roles and Kalabhavan Mani, Nagesh, Thalaivasal Vijay, Manikka Vinayagam, and Kalairani in supporting roles. It did reasonable business at the box office. Upon release, the film was dubbed into Telugu as Rakshana and released in 2005, the film was also dubbed in Hindi as Commando - The Force. The film was also remade in Kannada as Yodha and released in 2009. Bose follows the path of a soldier after he is fired after an incident where he injures a politician attempting to rape a girl. The politician hires thugs to take him down while the soldier attempts to take down the greedy politician.
Bose (Srikanth), the eponymous hero, is an Army commando. When Union Minister Kottaiperumal (Kalabhavan Mani) is kidnapped by terrorists, Bose goes on a daring rescue operation and manages to pull it off. Because of this, Kottaiperumal makes Bose his personal security guard. Up close with Kottaiperumal, Bose gets to know his other real side. When Kottaiperumal tries to misbehave with a college girl named Charulatha (Sneha) ub Dekgu, Bose rises up in anger. In trying to save Charulatha, he ends up shooting Kottaiperumal. Though Kottaiperumal escapes with some injuries, he gets Bose sacked from the Army. Distraught and disconsolate, Bose lands in Chennai and meets Charulatha, who is a student in Kalashektra. Upon meeting her, the duo falls in love. However, Kottaiperumal is waiting for revenge and has his goons on Bose and Charulatha's track. After some fights, Kottaiperumal's men bump off Bose's father (Manikka Vinayagam) and kidnap his family members and Charulatha. By then, Bose also stumbles upon the links of Kottaiperumal with terrorist outfits (the first kidnapping itself was a stage-managed one to win voters' sympathy), so he goes on a fight to finish. All ends well, and Bose is also reinstated in the Army.
- Srikanth as Captain Bose, 51 SAG, National Security Guards
- Sneha as Charulatha, Bose's love interest
- Kalabhavan Mani as Union Minister Kottaiperumal
- Manikka Vinayagam as Bose's father
- Kalairani as Bose's mother
- Thalaivasal Vijay as Bose's brother
- Nagesh as Bose's grandfather
- Brinda Das as Bose's sister-in-law
- M. S. Baskar as Vedimuthu
- Ponnambalam as Sivamani
- Devan as Col. Sharma, Commanding Officer, 51 SAG
- Chithra Lakshmanan
Some action scenes were picturised on Srikanth, Jasper, and some stuntmen at a factory in Ennore. It took eight days to shoot the scene involving 23 stunt artistes. It was choreographed by stunt master Peter Hein. Srikanth, for the role of a commando, had trained under Major Ravi, who supervised the army scenes. Some of the locations for the film are Chennai, Thalakulam, Bangalore, Delhi, and Kerala. Two of the songs have been picturised in Russia.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||9 August 2004|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Five Star Audio|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
|1||"Nijama Nijama"||KK, Shreya Ghoshal||4:07||Na. Muthukumar|
|2||"Enna Enna Aachu"||Devan Ekambaram, Mathangi||5:22||Pa. Vijay|
|3||"Vaitha Kann"||Madhu Balakrishnan, Srivarthini||4:29||Pa. Vijay|
|4||"Doli Doli"||Shalini Singh||4:59||Thamarai|
|5||"Bommalaattam"||Karthik, Chithra Sivaraman||4:05||Snehan|
Bose did not make it to the screens as scheduled on October 9 (Saturday) due to a last minute financial dispute. The prints left the lab on Sunday morning and made it to the screens in southern districts of Madurai and beyond only for matinee show. In Chennai and surrounding areas, the film opened with noon shows on Sunday. Nearly ₹5 lakh worth of advertisement was spent for the opening weekend. Trade lost almost ₹40 lakh due to missed opening.
Indiaglitz wrote:"Director Senthilkumar manages to hold your interest for most part. But lets slip his guard towards the end and the climax peters on predictability". Bizhat wrote:"The film is an action entertainer without any sluggishness". Sify wrote:"story is pure balderdash. Perhaps to compensate for the lack of a coherent script, the director tries to pack in as much commercial elements like songs, crass comedy and lots of action into the storyline. The first half is crisp while the latter half drags a bit. Still the high-octane action drama is watchable". Behindwoods wrote:"The first half of the movie is good, and takes phase with decent action, but the story line sags in the second half of the movie, as unnecessary violence is let loose on the goon squad". Hindu wrote:"The first half just whizzes past. It is the second half that stretches a little and also has scenes ending rather abruptly".
- Bose arrives late triggering 40 lakh loss
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