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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Cast

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Captain Viraat Bakshi
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Leader of the Sleeper Cells
Sumeet Raghvan ...
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Alvin D'Souza
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Pratap - Virat Bakshi's Senior Commanding Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yugesh Anil ...
Military Officer
Prayas Mann ...
Sleeper cell leader's brother
Aackruti Nagpal
Randheer Rai ...
Joel
Vishal Saroye
Chirag Sethi ...
Sidharth Amar
Aashin A. Shah ...
Military Officer
Dipendra Sharma ...
Asif
Abhay Shukla
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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)

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A Soldier is never off duty.

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6 June 2014 (India)  »

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INR 500,000,000 (estimated)

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INR 546,666,667 (India) (8 June 2014)

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$706,893 (USA) (15 June 2014)
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Akshay got injured several times during the shoot of this film. One of the times, he injured his foot very badly while jumping down a flight of stairs. See more »

Goofs

When the boss of the sleeper cell calls to warn Virat, the cellphone continues to beep during the call. See more »

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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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Remake of Thuppakki (2012) See more »

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A Spectacular Film! (I mean it)
8 June 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Akshay Kumar is an amazing actor. His stunts are jaw breaking no doubt. But, the film hits the write notes. Sonakshi Sinha was wasted. Freddy Daruwala makes a god villain.

This is an edge of the seat thrilled that will keep you hooked right till the end!

It's just as hard to imagine "Holiday" without Akshay as it is to imagine last week's elegiac and thoughtful "Citylights" without Rajkummar Rao.

They both breathe life into their characters from different respiratory systems.

We often tend to think the grammar and language of mainstream cinema to be far easier to convey than the language of the so-called serious cinema.

Wrong! A full-on massy product, which doesn't resort to outlandish inanities or outright vulgarity, is the most difficult form of filmmaking. In "Holiday", Murugadoss has some absolutely unflinching support from his writers and technicians, all out to create that increasingly elusive cinematic entity .

The perfect entertainer.

Not that "Holiday" is not without its flaws. What would life in the movies be without those?

Sonakshi Sinha's role and presence in the plot can at best be termed as comic relief. She is less diva, more Mehmood. It is interesting to see how the director weaves the romantic element into what is predominantly a rugged man-to-man confrontation between an armyman on leave and a super-intelligent terrorist, who is seen to work out not from a dingy warehouse, but a normal home teeming with the scents and images of domestic harmony.


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