There are five teenage boys who are very thick friends.
They have typical teen-boy fantasies - proposing to
each and every chick they come across, touching women
in crowded areas, boozing, browsing porn books, trying
for call girls etc. In the process they meet a girl
Harini (Genelia). A guy called Munna (Nakul) from these
boys group fall in love with her and she also loves
him. After coming to know about it, the parents separate
the boy, girl and the friends. The boy and the girl
get desperate and elope to Tirupati to get married.
parents throw them out of their houses. The friends
also come out to support this young couple. They all
work together to make a living. They find their strengths
and hidden talents. They form a band called 'Boys'.
Sign a contract with Sony Music and win M TV awards.
In the process, small differences crop up between the
wedded couple and they fall out. The rest of the film
is all about how they get united with the help of friends!
The specialty of the guys selected for Boys is that
all guys are normal looking. There are lean guys and
fat guys as well. Everybody suited their character well.
All the characters are established in a strong way.
Siddardh is the hero of the film. He is sensible. Harini
(Genelia D'souza) acts as the heroine and she has an
array of emotions to go through in this film. She has
the mannerism of showing finger to guys. But they have
made her rise the other finger instead of the middle
one to avoid the scissors of censor officers. Vivek
did a meaty role as the mentor of the boys. He offered
lots of comedy. Actor Rajendra Prasad did the dubbing
for Vivek. And because of the good dubbing, the comedy
timing of Vivek character worked out well.
Story: The story of the film is a very typical one.
Boy meets the girl. Parents reject their love and separate
them. The boy-girl elope and get married. They come
out and make a living and prove to the world that the
word 'love' is not a taboo as projected by parents and
one can do good career even when one fell in love.
- direction: Shankar - who directed five consecutive
super hits in a row - attempted his sixth film 'Boys'.
Director Shankar has the habit of making social-message
films and teen films alternatively. Checkout his filmography:
Gentleman (social), Premikudu (love), Bharateeyudu (social),
Jeans (love), Oke Okkadu (social) and Boys (love). And
if you analyze, his social films have become sensational
hits as his love films turned out to be just hits. Like
his earlier love films, this film also has got good
narration, great youth elements, much needed sentiment
and interesting screenplay. But the narration of the
film is little slow. Shankar's projection of deeds done
boys is little embarrassing to look on the screen (in
1st half), though it happens in real life.
Music is the life of this film. AR Rehman came up with
great tunes with rich percussion and orchestration.
His background music is equally titillating. There are
two more songs in the film which were not there in audio
album. One is about making music using props like spoon,
pot etc (without using musical instruments). But the
scene-stealer is the 'please' song that aimed by 'boys'
at wooing the manager of Sony Music.
picturization: All the songs in this film are picturised
on a larger than life format by using lots of computer
graphics and visual effects. The backdrop chosen for
each song is excellent. The choreography adds to the
beauty of the visuals.
Photography by Ravi K Chandran is pleasing to our eyes.
The colors, lighting effects, movement of the camera
etc. are just perfect.
Dialogues by Sri Rama Krishna are good, though some
of the dialogues in the first half put the parents into
embarrassment (youth likes it anyway).
AM Ratnam spent 24 crores in making this film. And all
that money is efficiently transformed in to rich visuals
and abundant music in cinema halls. This film would
remain as one of the proud films produced by AM Ratnam.
'Boys' is an urbane and youth film. Taking a simple
point, Shankar succeeded in narrating it with an interesting
screenplay. The plus points in the film are good music,
rich visuals and youth elements. The weakness of the
film is slow narration and lack of mass elements. Though
the film went in to weak mode at times, the director
Shankar made sure that the narration is back on the
wheels as the climax approached. The parents are shown
in a bad light in this film (parents are shown as inflexible
ones who does not understand their kids. There are good
parents in real who understand, appreciate and encourage
their kids to succeed in love and career). This film
would definitely become a hit. This youth-rich film
would do well in A centers. The question now is whether
it does well in B and C centers or not!
I added a clause along with my rating that goes like
'Can kids watch this film?'. I would definitely recommend
'Boys' to kids and teenage guys. But I do warn the parents
not to watch this film along with their teenage son/daughters,
because it would put you in to embarrassment. When you
watch this film (especially the first half), make sure
that your kids are not around. The theaters in AP are
crowded with 90% of youth on the opening show today!
For the first time a song describing love shot in
Tasmania (Australia) using 62 camera units for the
A 3D character was created and let loose along with
the real artistes in the song 'Girlfriends'.
The song `Boom Boom' was shot in Bride Stove Lavender
Farm the largest farm in the world.
For the first time Adnan Sami and Lucky Ali sing for
a Telugu film.
For the first time Arjun Basin of Monsoon Wedding
and Dil Chaatha Hai fame has designed the costumes
for a Telugu film.
For the first time MTV had given the permission to
use its logo for an award function scene for a film.
Singer Hariharan plays himself on screen.
Kamal Chopra the model of Sony Ericson and Fevicol
is acting in an important role
A full song has been picturised in Melbourne, Australia
using 'time-slice' technique'