Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty - Preview
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Every time an Akshay Kumar movie is announced, I find myself questioning the purpose of existence. Of the film, of course, but also of my existence in the theater. It is not because I don't like the man or his performances. After years of having watched films in mainstream Hindi cinema, I have learnt that there is always hope. You can never tell when an actor will spring in a surprise. In fact, I thrive for those times. But, as you see Holiday, you know it is just going to be the same ol', same ol'.
It's just that it might be a combination of two same ol's. The first of the trailer indicates that it will be like the other Akshay Kumar comedies and the second half points to his action films. The premise might be that of a soldier and how he is never off duty, but doesn't look like the content is going to be too different.
Right from the music, the choreography, even the lead lady all feel like a repeat. Not to mention, there will be dialogue that will be repeated for "impact". That the film is directed by the director of Ghajini makes me believe that we will have a more than full dose of melodrama and overt style too.
What then makes me go to the theater? Hope. Thin and a sliver, it may be, but hope there always is.