Boss is a 2013 Indian action masala film directed by Anthony D'Souza and written by Sajid-Farhad. It was produced by Cape of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions and features Akshay Kumar in the lead role, along with Mithun Chakraborty, Shiv Pandit, Ronit Roy and Aditi Rao Hydari. It is a remake of the Malayalam film Pokkiri Raja starring Mammootty, Prithviraj and Shriya Saran. The director, Anthony D'Souza, and the script writers during the scripting stages were searching for a magnanimous character who could do justice to the role of Akshay Kumar — Boss in the film — who is portrayed as a gangster who is ever-ready to help the needy and a larger-than-life character. They chose veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan as the narrator who would introduce Boss.