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Holiday A Solider Is Never Off Duty Movie Review: A film with pure action, crazy dialogues & Akshay Kumar's deadpan charm

 Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
Director :  A.R. Murugadoss
Music :  Pritam
Lyrics :  Irshad Kamil
Starring :  Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Govinda, Sumeet Raghavan and Freddy Daruwalla

June 6, 2014 12:55:36 PM IST
updated March 9, 2015 4:06:04 PM IST
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Review By Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial
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If you are looking for some dhamekadar time pass, HOLIDAY is a film for you. It's clear from the beginning that this is no serious cinema; just pure action, with some crazy dialogues delivered with deadpan charm by Akshay Kumar.


The khiladi is clearly having the time of his life as he goes about eliminating the sleeper cells, the filth from the political system and saluting our war heroes. In fact, it is the last named peg that actually works for the film as it takes the movie to a totally different direction from the other mindless cinema we have seen of late.

In whatever little way it is possible, A R Murugadoss (of GHAJINI fame), throws light on the real heroes of our country, who fight valiantly so that we have a peaceful slumber at night. His vignettes of the war-wounded and the way they are treated are as profound as the way they are packed in second class compartments when they report for their various battalions.

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Captain Viraat Bakshi (Akshay Kumar) is a soldier on special duty in the Indian Army. Any opportunity is a game for him. So if the train has a failed engine, he manages to play a game with his colleagues in the fields. And in the midst of a wedding celebration, he takes off with a dozen colleagues to knock-off 12 terrorists who are on a mission to bomb 12 different locations in Mumbai. He waits for no permission from the higher-ups. In fact, no one knows what he is up to.

Viraat does all this in style, with no remorse, even cutting off fingers of the terrorists with glee and dumping them in his wardrobe after they are thoroughly drugged.

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.

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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.

 Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Review Rating : 
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