My Boss is an out and out entertainer with somewhat of a convoluted story, filled with the typical masala ingredients targeting the audience who watch movies to laugh and not think. It tells the story of Manu Varma, an independently wealthy Engineer who is enamored by the idea of living abroad - outside India -, his boss at his first job Priya S Nair and his nice family members in Kuttanad.
Being an Australian Citizen, Priya needs to have a green card through an Indian Spouse to continue working in India and climb the corporate ladder she desperately wants. A frustrated human being with a miserable upbringing , Priya is a terror at work and rules the roost among the majority malayali co-workers she despises and looks down upon for their way of life and the lack of communication skills.
The idea she comes up with for getting a quick resolution to her immigration problem was to cut a deal with her executive assistant Manu where as in a quid-pro-quo, Manu would get promoted for her getting the help for staying on in the country. The best laid plans go astray as it would always do and eventually Manu and Priya falls in love and decide to get married for real. For some strange reason, that most of the audience might find natural, Priya inexplicably quits her job too.
The comic relief is provided by Mamta Mohandas as Priya, Dileep as Manu and in the earlier part of the movie, Shajon as Ali (who sometimes get a bit overbearing). Mamta is fabulous as the character of Priya gives her the opportunity to display her abundance of histrionic talents - whether it is anger, disdain, arrogance, temper, confidence, love and compassion all in the span of 2 hours. This movie is a standing example of why she is one of the most gifted actors in Indian movies today, let alone Malayalam. This movie is worth a watch just for her.
Dileep excels in the slapstick comedy scenes as he always does. He can't act the rest of emotions even with a gun to his head, so less said the better. Saikumar, Seetha, Valsala Menon, Shajon and Sonia all does justice to their roles. Jeethu Joseph does a pretty decent job as a director, but the dialogs while funny, is still stuck in the old socialist ways. I am sure he will improve a lot by watching more movies and reading more expanding his mind and innate talent.