The task of keeping up with the pacing of movie production in Southeast Asia, particularly in India, can be pretty challenging. As it stands, the industry over there tends to generate close to a thousand of these films every year, including some pretty big actioners, with the quality, size and scale of stuntwork almost consistently increasing with each film, a trend that sites pretty normal for bonafide action hero Akshay Kumar who happens to be a pretty big deal for his fanbase at home.
This summer, that trend continues with the latest action romance drama from director A.R. Murugadoss titled Holiday, a remake of his 2012 feature, Thuppaki ( and also one of three known remakes of the same film to date) which now sees Kumar in the lead as a military captain whose short-lived vacation puts him back in the line of fire against terrorist cells. As per the usual caveats of Bollywood cinema, the film bares its own share of colorful and lively song and dance. Fortunately, action film junkies do get their day as well, with Kumar in his element under Hollywood stunt coordinator Greg Powell (Fast And Furious 6, all Harry Potter films, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron). And judging by the most recent trailer which debuted in February, action fans shouldn’t be too worried.
Holiday also stars Sonakshi Sinha in her latest role with Kumar since the 2013 production of Boss, along with Freddy Daruwala who plays the villain. The film hits cinemas domestically on June 6.
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.