Movie Review : Holiday
After giving a blockbuster in the form of ‘Ghajini’ and taking Bollywood into the 100 crore club for the first time, ace director A.R. Murugadoss is back with another flick in ‘Holiday-A Soldier Is Never Off Duty’ starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha. The film is all set to hit the screens tomorrow and we have a detailed review much in advance. Let’s see how the film is!
‘Holiday’ begins with soldier Virat Bakshi (Akshay Kumar) coming to his hometown for a vacation. After falling in love with Saiba (Sonakshi Sinha), he witnesses some terror activities going on in the city. Soon enough, Virat alongwith his army friends take on a mission to catch the head of the sleeper cell network who is the root cause for the terror activities.
Will Virat be able to succeed in his mission? What problems will he have to face during the process? The answer to these questions is what ‘Holiday’ is all about!Plus Points :
Murugadoss is an amazing director and that was quite evident with his debut movie and this film proves to be another feature in his illustrious cap. The director has a lot of talent and the best thing about his direction is that he can also makes the actor look good or better. The film is a remake of the South Indian film ‘Thupakki’ and it definitely is one of his best works.
The movie is extremely engaging and crisp and not once during the film will you will feel bored or feel that the story is dragging. While there have been a number of films in Bollywood which have dealt with the subject of terrorism, ‘Holiday’ takes on a whole new aspect.
After giving some back-to-back flops, Akshay finally delivers a performance that is absolutely praise-worthy. Special mention goes to the actor’s stylist for designing some absolutely unique and good clothes for him.
Sonakshi has lost a lot of weight and looks stunning in every scene. Govinda, who is seen in a special appearance in the film, gets to do what he does best and that is comedy! The rest of the cast is equally good.Minus Points :
There are quite a few scenes in the movie which appear unwanted. For example, the boat fight scene during the climax has been dragged a bit too much. Also the romantic scenes between Sonakshi and Akshay that appears again and again out of nowhere could have also been skipped.
A few of the scenes in the film including the one where the villain comes to know about Akshay’s involvement in stopping the terrorist activities are perplexing.
Freddy Daruwala, who plays the villain in the film, is hideous. He definitely has to brush up his acting skills as well as his dialogue delivery.Technical Aspects :
As mentioned earlier, Murugadoss’ direction is top-notch and he surely deserves a pat on his back for researching on the topic so very well. The movie comes out as a great combination of a masala entertainer as well giving out a social message. I can go on and on about Murugadoss’s amazing direction, but I have a word limit to stop at!
The screenplay is pitch perfect, but the editing could have better in a few places. Speaking of the songs, the music of the film by Pritam is excellent. All the songs are good and are placed in the perfect place at the perfect time.
Also the first part of the film has only one song which is a good thing as the story is so engaging that songs could have acted as a hindrance instead.
The background score could have been better. The film is a fast-paced and does not bore you at all.Verdict :
Overall, ‘Holiday’ is one film that will be liked by both masses and classes and full marks should be given to the superlative direction, songs and screenplay. Khiladi Akshay Kumar is back with a bang and does not disappoint you at all. A must watch for one and all!Bollywood3 Rating : 3.5/5