Akshay Kumar’s new film Boss saw historic opening at single screens all over India. It is probably his biggest first-day collections till date in single screens. On its first day, people were seen dancing in theatres across places like Nagpur, Pune, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. The unprecedented opening at single screens is a clear indication yet again of Akshay’s popularity and connect with the masses.
The night before the film hit the theatres, Akshay had a special show for his fans who had come from all across India. On Tuesday night Akshay organised a screening at Cinemax Versova for his fans. There was ‘fan’-demoniam at the venue. As the rapid fire entertainment unfolded they laughed, cried, danced, cheered lustfully and whistled when Akshay’s agile action sequences came on. Some of them even ran to the screen and kissed it. The evening further ratified Akshay’s hero-of-the-masses status off screen as well as on-screen.
The last time a film had opened so huge in single screens and received such mass adulation was Salman Khan’s Wanted.
The Boss director Anthony d’Souza seems to be in a daze. “I would’ve gone into oblivion after the failure of my debut film Blue. It’s only Akshay Kumar’s faith in me that kept me alive as a filmmaker,” says Anthony tearfully.
Boss has fared exceptionally well at single screens. It proves that a good sensible masala film will always find an audience. As for Akshay, this is among his better performances. His presence and performance have been loved by all.
As expected Boss has taken a commendable start in the single screens, as it falls in the action-comedy genre. When it comes to action combined with comedy Akshay alone is the true Boss!