After a spate of hit films with equally popular music (leaving aside ACTION REPLAYY), the filmmaker-actor duo, Vipul Shah and Akshay Kumar team up again. And this time it's for the Murugadoss (of GHAJINI fame) directed HOLIDAY- A SOLDIER IS NEVER OFF DUTY. It's the ever reliable composer Pritam who has been assigned with the task of providing music for this romantic action flick, along with his tested lieutenant, lyricist Irshad Kamil. The combo has provided memorable chartbusting music on various occasions and one is sure that they will surely come up with the same here as well.
As always it's a chartbusting start that Pritam provides with the light frothy romantic number, 'Tu Hi Toh Hai'
. The tune may be a heard before one but that hardly matters as one gets easily addicted to this catchy number, especially the chorus. Benny Dayal does justice though his voice does not suit Akshay and at times his diction is flawed.
The second version of 'Tu Hi Toh Hai
' is rendered by Kunal Ganjawala and is almost like a remixed version with lots of added rhythm and beats and makes for a good repeat and is more club and disco friendly. CHECK OUT: Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty - Songs Lyrics
The catchy number gives way to the soft, serene love ballad, 'Shaayraana'
, which has strong inspiration from Pritam's very own chartbusting, 'Pee Loon
' (ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI). However it is ear pleasing and sounds good as long as it lasts. Arjit sings well, but the highlight is the unique lyrics that lend the song that novel touch.
A highly rhythmic, groovy club dance/ trance number 'Blame The Night
' has the Pritam stamp all over, be it the sizzling background musical arrangements, the auto tuned vocals of lead singers (Arijit, Aditi Singh and Piyush Kapoor) to give the song that required zing and club feel.
In between [when the script demands] he takes time off to woo Saiba (Sonakshi Sinha). Initially, he has a problem with Saiba, who he goes to meet with his parents. He finds her too tame and gharelu
. But when he sights her in a boxing ring, he knows that this match is made for him.
Murugadoss takes time then to introduce their romance whilst at the same time keeping the tempo up where the sleeper cells are concerned.
Apart from Akshay, it is Freddy Daruwalla (sleek, stylish and menacing) as the villain who makes a powerful impact. CHECK OUT: Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Movie Dialogues
For Sonakshi Sinha, this is another 'walk-in-the-park' kind of role, which she has perfected.
For Akshay Kumar fans, this is a must-see movie. It will not only entertain, but will also help you spare a moment in prayer for the ones fighting on the borders of our country; our real heroes.