Holiday- A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Movie Review: This slow film is strictly for Akshay Kumar fans
Usually every Friday during the first show of films, we encounter either love birds or students, who bunk their college to watch movies. This time around, we were shocked to see almost half occupancy for Akshay Kumar’s Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, given that the film was hardly promoted by the lead actors.
Holiday, as everyone knows is an action-comedy film, where action is part of the story, while comedy is forced. In fact, director A.R. Murugadoss felt so much importance of comedy in this Akshay Kumar starrer film that he added a parallel story to the main story.
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty could have been far more better if Sonakshi Sinha and Govinda had not been part of the film. It is hard to digest that a soldier, who is on a secret mission to eradicate terrorism, suddenly forgets his mission, and goes on a date with his girlfriend.
How is the chemistry between Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha?
Forget about the chemistry, we want to know why was Sonakshi Sinha there in the film (her character has nothing to do with the story)? May be a lucky mascot! If there is even 1% truth in this speculation, and Holiday becomes a blockbuster, we should send Sonaskhi to every cricket series (especially world cup), and Indian team will never lose.
Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi’s romantic scenes appeared to be forced in the film. Sonakshi’s ‘I will not kiss in films’ attitude continued in Holiday as well. The director had to compensate kiss scenes for kiss discussions. We can say that there were two kiss discussions (not scenes) between Akshay and Sonakshi.
How is the direction?
R. Murugadoss defined the style of South Indian cinema. But when you remake a South Film in Bollywood, there are some necessary changes that you have to make. However, Murugadoss seems to have forgot this important thing. There are many glaring loopholes in the direction.
Big Question-Should I watch Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty?
Despite endless loopholes, you can’t completely write-off Holiday. It is watchable despite its long duration and forced romantic scenes. However, if you are not a Akshay Kumar fans, we would suggest you to avoid it.
Don’t be surprised if these questions come to your mind after watching the film.
Q1) What were Sonakshi Sinha and Govinda doing in the film?
Q2) Kya India mein suit dalna normal nahi hai?
Q3) How can a normal human being with 100 broken bones beat a terrorist?
Usually every Friday during the first show of films, we encounter either love birds or students, who bunk their college to watch movies. This time around, we were shocked to see almost half occupancy for Akshay Kumar’s Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, given that the film was hardly promoted by the stars.