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Bollywood This Weekend: Akshay Kumar Proves A Soldier Is Never Off Duty In "Holiday"

Photo of Jim Amos By Jim Amos | Box Office Insider June 4, 2014 at 3:21PM

Back in action, Akshay Kumar returns to Bollywood screens this week with perhaps his most serious outing ever, "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty".
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Back in action, Akshay Kumar returns to Bollywood screens this week with perhaps his most serious outing ever, "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty".  Kumar plays an Indian army soldier who returns to Mumbai for the holidays but gets involved fighting terrorist sleeper cells.  "Holiday" is a remake of the 2012 Tamil language thriller "Thuppakki" and the translation to Hindi language seems not to have missed a beat.  

This is a different Kumar than fans are used to.  Gone is the comedy, plus the romance between Kumar's character and that of Sonakshi Sinha, featured prominently in the one-sheet, feels a bit like an add-on from initial reaction, and in addition the film's soundtrack has received mixed reviews.  But this is Kumar at his best and the action is very Hollywood-like in its intensity.  Bollywood box office here in North America has been light the past few months so there's plenty of anticipation for "Holiday".  

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