(Last Updated on : 26/07/2019)
Sivaji - The Boss is a Tamil film
that has been directed by S. Shankar and produced by AVM Productions in 2007. The movie
was a runaway hit. Rajinikanth and Shriya Saran play the lead roles, with Suman, Vivek and Raghuvaran playing other significant roles in the film. A. R. Rahman composed the soundtrack and background music, while Thotta Tharani and K. V. Anand were the films art director and cinematographer respectively.
Synopsis of Sivaji - The Boss
The film revolves around "Sivaji" played by Rajinikanth, a Software System Architect. He returns to India and attempts to materialise his dream of providing free medical treatment and education
for the people. However his endeavours are put a standstill by a wealthy and highly influential businessman
"Adiseshan" played by Suman. The movie opens with a masked person who is taken to the Central Jail in Chennai
. As a fellow inmate asks the reason for his imprisonment the man replies that he has been imprisoned for his desire to do good for the people. Gradually the masked person is revealed to be Sivaji. The story is then narrated in the flashback mode to the audiences.
To Adiseshan, the Sivaji Foundation would be a competition as he too runs hospitals and educational institutions. But these centers are profit making establishments for him. As Sivaji plans to provide all kinds of facilities cost free he is opposed to the idea of building Sivaji Foundation. By making use of his political influence Adiseshan repeals the permits that are to be issued by the Government
for the Sivaji foundation.
Sivaji, in turn, approaches a lawyer to fight his case. In court
, however, he admits of bribing the officials and as a result his case loses its ground and the judge passes a stay order on the construction of the Sivaji Foundation. On the other hand Sivaji falls in love with "Tamizhselvi" played by Shriya Saran. Tamizhselvis family agrees to their marriage
after an initial hesitation and asks for his horoscope
. The astrologer predicts ill by saying that if the two are married then Sivaji death
is inevitable. Tamizhselvi, concerned about Sivaji, refuses to the marriage. He, eventually, convinces her to marry him.
In the meantime Sivaji comes across Adiseshan and the latter mocks him by giving him a one-rupee coin and asks him to survive with it. Sivaji, using the very coin, turns the tables around. Sivaji now has a plan. He guesses that there is around 2000 million rupees in India that are untaxed and illegal. He finds out such people who have untaxed property and threaten them with legal consequences unless they donate half their property. His plan works out and after the wealth is transferred to the bank accounts around the world, Sivaji informs the Income Tax Vigilance Department about such people and the property held by them.
Sivajis associates donate the transferred money to his foundation so that it can be used legitimately. Hence Sivaji once again sets out to build his dream project in order to provide quality education, free services and employment to people in each and every district of Tamil Nadu
. His enemies are dumbfounded. Enraged they try to find out the secret behind his success. They take advantage of Tamizhselvis innocence and threaten to kill Sivaji if she does not bring all the information. In order to save his life Tamizhselvi gives away all the information on the illicit money transfers and Sivaji is arrested with proof. At this moment the scene returns to the jail where Sivaji has been imprisoned.
The next part of the film is full of action. Starting from Adiseshans pestering of Sivaji for more information and his subsequent assault on the man when he refuses to do as being told; his assault with a metal rod in the cell kills Sivaji. Adiseshan had not planned to kill Sivaji but in a fit of rage he loses control. To cover up this crime he arranges for ruffians to shoot at the police van that will carry Sivaji's dead body. Thus the entire episode will look like an accident rather than a murder. But what he does not know is that Sivaji is alive. He was faking his death all along. A compassionate police officer had informed him of the strategies of his antagonist. To hoodwink his adversaries he electrocutes himself. “Dr. Chezhian” played by Raghuvaran and Tamizhselvi manage to replace the body of Sivaji with a dummy in the police van. Hence when the van meets with the accident Sivaji is not in it at all. Everyone believes that Sivaji is dead but Dr. Chezhian helps him to recuperate by using a defibrillator.
To counter his enemies and fulfil his dreams Sivaji returns once again but with a different identity. He introduces himself as "M.G. Ravichandran", Sivajis friend. Although Adiseshan is convinced that the new man is Sivaji in disguise he is unable to prove this. Ravichandran promises to avenge Sivajis death and throws a challenge at Adiseshan. In the penultimate scenes the hero and the villain fight and Adiseshan is killed in a stampede. In the final scenes the audiences are informed of the subsequent fulfilment of Sivajis dreams.
Cast and Crew of Sivaji - The Boss
The star cast in the movie Sivaji - The Boss includes Rajinikanth
, Shriya Saran, Suman, Vivek, Raghuvaran, Manivannan, Vadivukkarasi, Cochin Haneefa, Solomon Pappayya and others. The film was directed
by S. Shankar and produced
by M. S. Guhan and M. Saravanan. The music for the film has been composed by the music
maestro A.R. Rahman
Awards won by Sivaji - The Boss
Sivaji - The Boss has bagged several awards in 2007. These are:
National Film Award for Best Special Effects - M.S. Indian Artists, Chennai
Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction - Thotta Tharani
Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - A.R. Rahman
Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer - K. V. Anand
Vijay Award for Favourite Hero - Rajinikanth
Vijay Award for Best Music Director - A.R. Rahman
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film