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Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty (2014)

Holiday (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 6 June 2014 (India)
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A military officer uses his intellect and fighting skills to hunt and knock down a terrorist aiming to rip apart Mumbai via the sleeper cells under his command.

Director:

A.R. Murugadoss

Writers:

A.R. Murugadoss (screenplay), A.R. Murugadoss (story) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Akshay Kumar ... Captain Viraat Bakshi
Sonakshi Sinha ... Saiba
Freddy Daruwala ... Leader of the Sleeper Cells
Sumeet Raghvan ... Mukund Deshmukh
Zakir Hussain ... Alvin D'Souza
Govinda ... Pratap - Virat Bakshi's Senior Commanding Officer
Premnath Gulati Premnath Gulati ... Virat's Father
Cherry Mardia Cherry Mardia ... Virat's Sister
Apoorva Arora ... Virat's Sister
Rajiv Kachroo ... Noel
Randheer Rai Randheer Rai ... Joel
Prayas Mann Prayas Mann ... Sleeper cell leader's brother
Aartii Naagpal Aartii Naagpal ... (as Aackruti Nagpal)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yugesh Anil Yugesh Anil ... Military Officer
Sonpreet Jawanda Sonpreet Jawanda ... Vishal
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Storyline

Virat (Akshay Kumar) is among a battalion of military officers that comes to Mumbai on vacation. Virat is also a secret Defence Intelligence Agent who cannot lie low, much to the irritation of his friend and sub inspector. During a bus ride, an attempt to frisk passengers for a lost wallet leads Virat to something much bigger. Within minutes, the bus is blown into pieces and he helps cops nab the carrier of the bomb, who escapes from the hospital only to be caught by Virat again. Using tact, Virat follows one clue at a time hoping to track down the terrorist on whose orders the sleeper cell terrorists plan to cause mayhem in Mumbai. Written by Sadiq khan (sadiqkhandirector@gmail.com)

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Taglines:

A Soldier is never off duty.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Akshay Kumar's sixth project with Vipul Shah, either as the Producer or the Director. The other projects include Aankhen, Waqt, Singh is King, Action Replay and Namastey London. See more »

Goofs

Virat is shown cutting a finger of the terrorist. Later, the terrorist has all his fingers on his hand. See more »

Quotes

Mukund Deshmukh: You are going to marry him?
Saiba: Yes
Mukund Deshmukh: Wonderful. He's half mad. You are half mad. Your kids will be fully mad.
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Crazy Credits

The line "Dedicated to members of the Indian military and their families" is shown before the rolling titles appear. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the TV broadcast version, the deleted song "Palang Tod" has been restored. It doesn't exist on the DVD or Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Remake of Thuppakki (2012) See more »

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A Spectacular Film! (I mean it)
8 June 2014 | by krishlullaSee all my reviews

Akshay Kumar is an amazing actor. His stunts are jaw breaking no doubt. But, the film hits the write notes. Sonakshi Sinha was wasted. Freddy Daruwala makes a god villain.

This is an edge of the seat thrilled that will keep you hooked right till the end!

It's just as hard to imagine "Holiday" without Akshay as it is to imagine last week's elegiac and thoughtful "Citylights" without Rajkummar Rao.

They both breathe life into their characters from different respiratory systems.

We often tend to think the grammar and language of mainstream cinema to be far easier to convey than the language of the so-called serious cinema.

Wrong! A full-on massy product, which doesn't resort to outlandish inanities or outright vulgarity, is the most difficult form of filmmaking. In "Holiday", Murugadoss has some absolutely unflinching support from his writers and technicians, all out to create that increasingly elusive cinematic entity .

The perfect entertainer.

Not that "Holiday" is not without its flaws. What would life in the movies be without those?

Sonakshi Sinha's role and presence in the plot can at best be termed as comic relief. She is less diva, more Mehmood. It is interesting to see how the director weaves the romantic element into what is predominantly a rugged man-to-man confrontation between an armyman on leave and a super-intelligent terrorist, who is seen to work out not from a dingy warehouse, but a normal home teeming with the scents and images of domestic harmony.


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Box Office

Budget:

INR500,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$394,797, 8 June 2014

Gross USA:

$706,893

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,390,054
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2.35 : 1
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