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Holiday (2014)

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.

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A.R. Murugadoss

Writers:

A.R. Murugadoss (screenplay), A.R. Murugadoss (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Captain Viraat Bakshi
Sonakshi Sinha ... Saiba
Freddy Daruwala ... Leader of the Sleeper Cells
Sumeet Raghvan 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
Gireesh Sahedev Gireesh Sahedev ... Corrupt Police Officer (cameo)
Rajiv Kachroo ... Noel
Randheer Rai Randheer Rai ... Joel
Prayas Mann Prayas Mann ... Sleeper cell leader's brother
Aackruti Nagpal Aackruti Nagpal
Akruti Nagpal Akruti Nagpal
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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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Soldier is never off duty.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 500,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

INR 546,666,667 (India), 8 June 2014

Opening Weekend USA:

$394,715, 8 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$706,893, 15 June 2014
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Trivia

Zakir Hussain is the only actor reprising his role from Thupakki(2012). 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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The opening title credits showcase various locations in Mumbai, in the background. 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 »

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Movie Review - Holiday: A soldier is never off duty
6 June 2014 | by eminent-architSee all my reviews

Akshay Kumar is back after his last dud "Boss" and back with the two genres he does best, Action and Comedy.

"Holiday: A soldier is never off duty" is an interesting take on the unexplored subject of Sleeper Cells. The plot is interesting and is executed well by the director. It is a refreshing dispatch from the usual films made on The Indian Army. The film is triggered when Captain Virat Bakshi played by Akshay Kumar, intelligently stops 12 serial blasts with his team. Thus ensues a cat and mouse game between the sleeper cell head played by Freddy Daruwala and Captain Virat Bakshi.

The music is not up to the mark and the romance between Akshay and Sonakshi gives a few light moments. The chemistry between Sumeet Raghavan and Akshay Kumar is better than that between Akshay and Sonakshi. Sumeet Raghavan gives a good performance among the cast. Freddy Daruwala as the antagonist fails to leave an impression but the film is carried beautifully by Akshay Kumar who gives a superlative performance. He throws himself into the action sequences and performs them excellently, he has spot on comic timing and also gives a restrained performance when he is needed to. The actor is in top form here. Sonakshi Sinha doesn't have much scope.

Overall, "Holiday: A soldier is never off duty" is worth a watch for its novel concept and makes one stand and salute the Indian Army. Go Watch IT!


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