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The theatrical trailer of Akshay Kumar's "Boss" has been released on the video-sharing site, YouTube.

The 3 minute 7 second video gives a glimpse of what to expect from the film. The trailer promises a commercial potboiler with action and comedy.

After playing a don's character in the recently-released "Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobaara" (OUATIMD), Akshay is back in his element - "Khiladi" form. 

Directed by Anthony D'Souza, "Boss" has an interesting star cast, including Ronit Roy, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa and Parikshit Sahni. Prabhu Deva and Sonakshi Sinha will make a special appearance in a song.

Apparently, Akshay plays the role of a gangster with Shiv Pandit as his brother and Mithun as their father. Ronit, who was last seen in "Student of the Year", plays a ruthless police officer. "Murder 3" actress Aditi Rao Hydari is paired opposite Shiv in the film.  

"Boss" trailer has received good response from film critics and fans.

Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Akshay Kumar fans rejoice! Just viewed the 3-minute trailer of #Boss. Akshay is in his element. Has it all to work big time with viewers."

Sandeep Kudiyal ‏@sandeepkuriyal: "It just awesome trailer of #Boss ! faddu, todu.#BossIsHere."

sourabh swami ‏@iamsourabhswami: "Just Watched the trailer of #Boss. Looks like mixture of Khiladi786 & Rowdy Rathore..Some punchlines are good. But overall nothing new.

AAMIR'S BIGGEST FAN ‏@Ikka_bollywood: "Saw #Boss trailer. Must confess that its awesome, fabulous. Congrats in advance to all AKKI fans. We r with u. #BossIsHere."

TeJan Shrivastava ‏@BeingTeJan: "Waaah! now this is what we call a fodu trailer.. #Boss - mazaa aagaya.. @akshaykumar at his best.."

Honey ツ ‏@AjayLomash: "Loved The Trailer Of #BOSS @akshaykumar Back in action avatar after rowdy Superb Dialogues & Actions. This Oct #bossiscoming. Another BB."

Deepak mota ‏@deepakmota1: "Finally akki delivers a much awaited action comedy flic... loved th trailer of BOSS.."

Co-produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Cape Of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions, "Boss" is slated to for release on 19 October. The film is expected to become a big blockbuster like "Rowdy Rathore." 

Check the official trailer of "Boss"