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Holiday Hindi Movie Review

Holiday Rating: 2.39/5 

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Holiday- A Soldier is Never Off Duty Hindi Movie Reviews


Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
To be fair, there's a consistent slickness in the action scenes, and occasional suspense too. But it's all let down by the Class IV level of writing. Repeated dialogues about the sacrifices of army men feel token, and a closing song in which families send off their soldiers to the frontline is shamelessly manipulative. I'm going with two out of five for Holiday. Akshay Kumar livens up the proceedings now and then, but a lot of it is just thookpatti in this Thuppaki remake.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
HOLIDAY - A SOLDIER IS NEVER OFF DUTY comes across as an exception because the smartly-packaged fare never loses focus from its core issue with the post-interval portions diversifying into race-against-time thriller mode. Also, Murugadoss employs the right tricks to woo the entertainment-seeking spectator. On the whole, HOLIDAY - A SOLDIER IS NEVER OFF DUTY is a slick action-thriller that keeps you engrossed, enthralled and captivated all through, thanks to its fascinating premise and a watertight, razor-sharp screenplay. Go for it!
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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Star World ( Hindustan Times)
Holiday - A Soldier is Never Off Duty, a remake of the Tamil blockbuster Thuppaki, is a profoundly moronic film. Without pause, it moves from one preposterous situation to another. So fearsome terrorists are stored in bedroom cupboards, frantic searches for sleeper cells are interrupted by an inane love angle, at one point, the hero fixes his dislocated arm by casually snapping it back into place. Holiday - A Solider is Never Off Duty is a superstar vehicle without a brain or a heart. I’m going with one star.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site: Rediff
Holiday, obsessed as it is with detailing Akshay's efficiency, takes obscene amounts of time getting to the point. Cut down to less than half its running time, Holiday could perhaps have been bearable. As it stands, three hours long and incredibly yawnworthy, it's the kind of mess that makes you miss scenery-chewing villains like Prakash Raj and long for item songs. Anything for a respite. The audience nearly applauded when the intermission began, I kid you not.
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee Site: Times Of India (TOI)
Murgadoss' film (remake of the Tamil 'Thupakki') offers an intelligent plot, with blows, blasts and raw bone-cracking action (Greg Powell- of 'Skyfall' fame). It triggers a fear that anyone from your paanwala to pizza-delivery boy could be a 'closet' terrorist (Beware!). While the core plot is compelling and finely directed, the side-tracks - like bombs needing to be deactivated and the romantic angle, waste screen-time and the songs infiltrate the plot too often. The film is too long and needs a taut edit. It has flaws too, but doesn't fail to entertain.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Holiday is an excellent entertainer and will bring in huge crowds to the cinemas. It will keep the audience and the exhibitors very happy. As for the distributors, they will remain happy but less than the others because of the very high prices they have paid for the distribution rights. Incidentally, the film deserves tax-exemption.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Sarita Tanwar Site: DNA
There's two ways to do an 'army' film. one is about war, tragedy and human loss. Another one is to make it like a secret agent/spy thriller. This one goes the other way but lacks the pace that is needed to keep the viewer interested. Yes, it is a remake of a hit Tamil film, but there was a lot of room for improvement. The songs are catchy but you wish the director had considered if it was really needed in a film like this. You keep wishing it was more real. It's the frills that dilute the film. The director could easily has taken it's high-class Bollywood film like A Wednesday and not the low-rent and exploitative route.
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Ratings:1.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site: Indian Express
It is a near frame-by-frame copy, and the original had the kind of full-on action interspersed with broad comedy that South actioners are full of, which never travel too far in Hindi remakes. As the brainy-and-brawny villain, Daruwala has not even an iota of menace: the original had Vidyut Jamwal, and he made at least the action bits fun. When will the South ‘masala’ remake find a decent burial? It is long past its sell-by date.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site: NDTV
Holiday is a ride gone horribly wrong. It is a drab and dreary action thriller in which neither the action nor the thrills rise to any great heights. In the end, Holiday resembles the hero’s aforementioned broken arm, a crooked and cracked limb in desperate need of a bone replacement surgery. Holiday lacks the sustained intensity and urgency of an edge-of-the-seat spy thriller. The script does not allow Akshay Kumar to be the no-nonsense action hero that would have held the film in better stead.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Sneha May Francis Site: Emirates24by7
South Indian filmmaker A R Murugadoss gives a Bollywood spin on his Tamil blockbuster ‘Thuppakki’, but ends up losing the punch in translation. Half way through the film, Akshay asserts he wants to turn the “sleeper cells into coma cells”, but what he manages, instead, is to put us into deep slumber.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site: Koimoi
The hardest bit about average films are that you are always in two minds whether to recommend them or to suggest you let it pass. However, for a change, I am suffering from no dubiousness this time. Don’t miss Holiday for the sheer fun of watching a film that wins solely for its delicious brutish action. The narrative isn’t exactly a work of genius with the logical apertures frequently getting the better ​of you. But Murugadoss doesn’t let go off the breakneck speed that Holiday benefits from. ​The film without the briskness would have failed to rise above the half decent mark. Don’t miss this one for the reckless headlong roller coster ride it holds for you.
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  1. Great review Taran And Whatever hater comes here later on go back to being stupid in life because Holiday will be a great hit film!

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    1. Akshay will be finished soon he has two big flops in Boss and OUATIMD and this movie will finish him

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    2. Anonymous coward! You PaiKhan eaters have been "finishing" kshay's career for the last 23 years! He is stil lgoing great with 6 great movies lined up over the next two years! Get a life!

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    3. 100% flop. Flopstar Akshay is the biggest flop actor in history. Any movie he makes is surely a flop. Holiday is no different.

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    4. If all of his movies are flop..then why are u here to comment on his flop movie ..I think teri fat gayi hai holiday ka trailer dekhke

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    5. Saale gaali sun lega fukrey khud ke bass ki kch hti hai chuchu.......

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  2. Great Contrast between Taran's and NDTV's review

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  3. One word - Awesome direction and Akshay Rocked it ... Must watch Outstanding

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    1. Thats not one word...so bitch please

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    2. Thats not one word

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  4. Akshay's movie just one word ENTERTAINMENT GUARANTEED

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  5. From the looks of the trailer, it may seem like a stereotypical Akshay Kumar flick with irrelevant songs, some ‘maar-dhaad’ and a handful of Rajpal Yadavs thrown in somewhere. But thankfully, none of it is really true in this case. This is what they mean when they say ‘never judge a book by its cover’. Let’s discuss the movie in detail – it really is worth it.

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  6. Akshay Kumar's fan-base is restricted to class 10th fail kids, dropouts, pickpockets and the like

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    1. GTFO. BC! Tujhe bahaut pata hai us fan base k bare me.

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    2. We know the IQ level of the PaiKhan fans! It is below zero! Retards liek you find intelligence in movies like CE, Duggang et al. Right?

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    3. I and my friends are akshay fans but v all have scored over 80%marks in board exam and are currently studying in reputed colleges all over india

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    4. It seems u r one of them..because retards like u can not understand his acting in movies like special 26 or holiday..

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    5. Kon he ye? Throw him out of India.

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  7. awesome movie..
    1.Acting--5/5
    2.directing -5/5
    3.Lope holes-3-4
    4.Music --3/5
    5.Technique-5/5
    6.Key of Success -Akshay kumar's performence,tight screenplay,action sequence by greg powell,intelligent directing.
    7.Flaws-- Too long,songs,frames between akshay and sonakhshi could have been short.
    8.Final verdict--8/10 super movie go for it..akshay is back,,,he is heart of this movie can't imagine without him this is surely akshay's movie...:) :) :)

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  8. Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is a superlative Masala entertainer that also carries a thought provoking message dealing with uneasy relationships between the defense forces and civilians. Read more at http://www.justbollywood.in/holiday-soldier-never-duty-film-review/

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  9. Akshay and action is the best combo... must watch

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  10. Ever since I saw trailer, I am very suspicious about antogonist, and i am reading the same thing in reviews (Farhad (the lead villain) doesn't leave much impact), Actually, major reason behind tamil thuppaki hit was Vidyut Jamwal.. and he was terrific.. Holiday lacks Vidyut presence..

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    1. I fully agree with u bro..I had seen thuppaki & vidyut is the main attraction..I thnk they should hv retained him fr this also..& we r bored of sonakshi

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  11. Just saw d movie now...its jst awesome..hats off to akshay for delivering a perfect climax..last fight between akshay n freddy jst mouthwatering...akshay rules d film..hats off

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  12. I cant wait for this movie. After a long time Superstar Akshay Kumar in a big budget, real class action, intelligent entertainer. I can't wait for this movie...will go tommorrow....Blockbuster written all over....

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  13. I see a lot of akki haters here trying desperately to bring the movie down..
    But remember audience is the final judge..So just shutup

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  14. holiday is awesome best movie till date

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  15. cant believe Saibal Chaterjee gave 2 star probably she gave himmatwala 5 star .......grow up

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  16. akki is best..but why to make a remake...fans want a real storyline

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  17. A.R. Murugadoss's action flick Holiday stars Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha. It's a remake of of the South Indian film ‘Thupakki’, ‘Holiday’ is undoubtedly one of his best work in Bollywood till date. This film is crisp, engaging and racy. Never does the film lag in pace or substance. A lot of Bollywood films have been made on terrorism previously, most of which sank without a trace. But with ‘Holiday’, Murugadoss takes a completely different approach. The film is neither obnoxiously loud nor intolerably preachy. It’s a strange combination of a masala entertainer and a film with a social message – a combination that works brilliantly well for the audiences

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  18. waiting for raja natwarlal..!! Holiday review - 3/5 . Watch or not?? -- watch !

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  19. This movie has lots of dum for all good masala movie lovers. Its not a brainless comedy or an action film, but has intellectual thriller attached to it. It's one of the best masala entertainers from recent times and also from Akshay Kumar. Barring the length and few weak moments 'Holiday' is refreshingly engaging.

    For full review click here: http://bit.ly/Holiday-Review

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  20. Hey guys I don't know about Holiday but all the fans and anti fans of Akshay wait until GABBAR releases !!! It will be one of the best film ever in bollywood !! Director KRISH is sooo talented and he is at his best when it comes to movies like social cause oriented movies!! GABBAR and also KICK are the best written Scripts ! They will both be blockbusters for sure!!! Kick would have been great if it would have been made by Akshay because it suits him more than Salman ! GABBAR WATCH OUT GUYS!!

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  21. Don't waste your time on a Holiday.
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    A good film is never off-duty.
    Watch Filmistaan...
    Best comedy movie.. I ever seen

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    1. Best comedy movie?? R u nuts?? The humour was just for 5-10 minutes in the 2 hour flick.. first watch then comment. .

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    2. please u stop watching movies.if u dont want holiday.

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  22. Raja Sen and Shubhra Gupta are idiots

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    1. Please Add Anupama Chopra also she belongs to the same category and i am sure Rajeev Masand also

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    2. Everyone's idiot, only you guys are intelligent.

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  23. even Chennai express also given supporting and good rating north media , now in the good film the north media given 2 or 2.5 , that y south people heating north media presons every north medias not accepts south ... beady bullshit ..... comments

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  24. If your going to watch this film as if it's ship of thesis then you really need psychiatric help!! It's a well made Bollywood film with better stunts only issue is an extra song of govinda otherwise songs are also nice!! Learn to judge a film according to it's genre chindi express ke fans

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    1. True that bro! in logo se bas burai karwa lo. 'bose d.k.' khud to jaise oscar nominated baithe hai ye log.

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  25. It is the over stretched screenplay of 2 hrs 51 min which completely dilutes the real essence of the movie. The romantic track between Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar is unnecessary and has no connection with the main plot. To justify the romance there are songs which crop in and slows the pace of the movie. The characters also lack depth especially the main villain’s character, there is no background given. The screenplay looks disjointed at times. The Climax is too stretched. A R Murugadoss should have actually concentrated on the main plot of the terrorists and their sleeper cells and made it into a fast paced thriller which unfortunately “Holiday” fails miserably.

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  26. raja sen pls don't go to movie theatre when constipated

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  27. For those guy's who reads reviews before deciding to watch any film. There is only one dialogue from Holiday movie "Tu suspence me hi marr"..

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  28. Anonymous Critic—just becasuse I don’t want to give out my email to this stupid website...
    Well, I see lot of debate about akshay being good or bad actor..he is star or he is not….whether we need an actress in movie or heavyweight champions…well here are some facts akshay kumar has done about 101 movies and he gave out less than 25% hit movies…may be15% movies are fan based hit movies(fan based-due to people who go watch movies even it’s a crap)….and being in Bollywood for so many years he had made transition from action hero to comic hero which shows that he is capable of doing both…honesty its not big deal…most action heroes did it...the fact is he LACKS X-FACTOR…he gained stardome after years of work and in next 10 years he is going to retire anyways…one day he gives out good movie like special 26 and next day some stupid movie like Boss,Joker, Rowdy rathod…yeh sab nahi chalta boss!!...he is now in power of selecting script and its time for him to win best actor awards…how many he has won so far? Which tells me he loves money more than his career..FYI I have not seen holiday yet and dont even feel like spending money...

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    1. well anonymous, its not that he loves money more, its that he loves his fans more. that's why so many movies an different-2 roles only for his fans. I agree that he has given some movies which were totally masala entertainer and didn't work well at box office but what to do? It has been always like this with him, big banners don't select him and he has reached his stardom by working with not-so-big banners only. That's why I respect him and will keep doing so. And let me tell you he is the only actor to have won dadasaheb phalke academy award. He is selecting good scripts and this time he worked with A.R.MURGADOSS, ghajini fame! But what to do if the movie was a bit lengthy and some other flaws. But you know what these flaws would look egregious mistakes to these people and if the same flaws would have been in the crappy movie like 'ek tha tiger' these would have been totally fine with these people, because at that time, these would not have been flaws, but just silly, ignore-able mistakes.

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  29. Bhains ki Aankh..
    Sexy movie. :D

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  30. Akki rocks.superb acting.although songs bore u.could be cut short.but what an action man....akki u rock

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  31. Don't waste your time on Filmistaan . Watch holiday awesome movie..

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  32. SUPER AAKI!!!! SUPER!!! CHENNAI EXP TO BAHOT HI BADHIYA HE!!!!

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  33. Business Standard - 4/5.. IANS also awesome rating..please include these ratings...along with Zoom etc, if they release reviews online...as it will give a more holistic picture...cheers...

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    1. IANS and that Subhash Kumar Jha always give a movie 4 or 4.5 they are hardly reviews

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  34. Yeh sale Rajiv, Shubra, Raja, Anupama apne aapko kya samajte hai? Aapka vacation khatam ho gaya hai, so go for preparation for next standard, this movie is not for you, The movie is liked by all viewers, why you are putting you scrap reviews here, which will not stand against mouth to mouth publicity...
    Aur ye Rajiv is baar kaha chala gaya ??? lagta hai use Holidy ki taarif karna manjur nahi... so he will be silent for the movie....

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  35. my review of #HOLIDAY

    Think twice! Entertainment is off duty! [2/5]

    With a nearly 3 hours of duration, this ‘trying to be smarter than the smartest’ thriller-cum-entertainer is like a dull, boring and extended holiday trip where you don’t really have much to explore and sight-see but the luxury and comfort of a premium hotel. Just fall in the bed, sleep, eat, sleep again and come back with a promise never to be back in the same territory again. Hope Akshay could hear this out! [2/5]

    read my full review here:
    http://kyaraihai.blogspot.in/2014/06/holiday-think-twice-entertainment-is.html

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  36. #Holiday_A_Soldier_Is_Never_Off_Duty : #Khiladi is back & this time with a bang. In one word, he's tremendous. This movie will definitely take him to the new level success. The movie starts up as a family entertainer but just after the first fifteen minutes, its turns into a roller coaster ride of thrills & chills. The movie depicts the issue of #Sleeper_Cells that how they be with us but we do not know who they are & where they are. As I mentioned above, the movie boosts just after the first fifteen minutes & it never gives you even a single chance to sit back & relax after that because it's an edge of the seat thriller. Story & performance wise, the movie is top notch. The new baddie is not too good but even not too bad. #SonakshiSinha looks good & her act is also well. But the guy who steals the show is #AkshayKumar. Everyone will definitely winess lots of shouts & whistles during the post-interval & interval portion. And the last dialouge by #AkshayKumar, it's just his type, "#tu_suspense_mein_hee_mar". At last, there is a dedication to all the soldiers which will definitely touch the hearts of millions of people. Overall, much said is less about the movie. So, go & watch this sure shot blockbuster.

    Final verdict : 5*/5.

    #Filmistaan : I do not want to talk much about this after watching #Holiday. All I want to say is, its a decent watch with bits of fun & love for the movie lovers which could be watched at ease.

    Final verdict : 3*/5.

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  37. Yaar koi movie thi nahih aur mujhe timepass karna tha to tcket liya , lekin yeh film zabardast hain , action zabardast , time nhi mila bore honekaaaaaaa, ,, yeh 80 percent indians ko pasand aayegi

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  38. Holiday IMDB rating: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2556308/?ref_=rvi_tt
    soaring as high as 8.4 and here, our 'respected' critics are giving their 'valuable' reviews :D

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  39. One the best movie of this year till date

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  40. Critics sirf confuse karte h..ksi ne 3.5 diye h kisi ne 1.5 .koi talmel nhi just watched the movie ....kuchh kamiya h but a nice movie to watch .....hamre bollywood m aisi movie km hi banti h.....so go n watch this one .....3+/5

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  41. With his usual dose of action comedy, Akshay Kumar strikes the right chord with 'Holiday: A Soldier is never off duty.' A story of a military DIA agent who makes it his mission to save the city from a cancerous threat of sleeper cells, Captain Virat Bakshi (Akshay Kumar) is a fearless, tactical and has a plan behind every step he takes. Smitten by the bold and beautiful Saiba (Sonakshi Sinha), Capt. Virat knows how to woe his lady love while saving the city.

    Watch Holiday for some chatpata action sequences, masala filled dialogues and groovy tunes!

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  42. I don't agree with the reviews. Go and watch the movie. 3.5/5 if you go and watch it in the theater and 4.5/5 if you watch it on the PC (because then you can skip the songs because they are the only let downs in the movie)

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  43. blocbastR hit hai boos

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  44. awsome akki this will be the blockbluster movie

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  45. awsome movie akki u rocked from me i will give you 5/5 stars

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  46. awesum movie must watch dont miss it.if u miss it you miss lots of entertainment.4.5/5.and critics ye saale hamesha bakwaas krte hai

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  47. SUPEEEEEER MOVIE WATCHED AFTER MY FRIENDS ASKED ME INFECT FORCED ME TO WATCH FOR WHICH I WAS ACTUALLY NOT INTERESTED AFTER CRITICS RATING BUT DEFINITELY WORTH WATCHING IT,, 4**** FOR HIS I FEEL CRITICS ARE JUST JEALOUS OFF AKKY BECAUSE HE IS A TALENTED HINDU ACTOR....

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  48. i don't know why many critics are not so intelligent ......but akki is superstar.......sperb film

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  49. DAAM GOOD MOVIE ,A MUST WATCH I THANKS MY FRIENDS BECAUSE OF WHOM I WATCHED THIS,,,OR I HAVE MISSED IT FOR WRONGLY GIVEN CRITICS,,,VERY CHEAP CRITICS ALL JEALOUS OF AKKA.........

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  50. I FEEL THIS KHANS PAY MONEY TO CRITICS AGAINST AKKI ,,,BUT GOOD SUPEREBBBBBBBB MOVIE THUMS UP

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  51. Superb Movie. Much Watch everybody. Far better than Chennai Express and Dhoom3.

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  52. i am from tamil nadu.holiday a remake of THUPPAKKI(THE GUN). it was a blockbuster in tamil. but seeing a review of these brainless critics, bollywood movies are never ever going to get better in terms of story & screen play. we know how good tamil film directors are & what they r capable of. they r more intellectual than others in india. the likes of (MANI RATNAM, SHANKAR, A.R.MURUGADOSS, GOUTAM MENON, SELVA RAGAVAN, ) are greats & there so many others. we never believe in remakes. we take on our own. this movie is a great movie. even better than GAJINI (THIS IS ALSO A TAMIL REMAKE). HOLIDAY IS FULL OF A.R.MURUGADOSS.

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