By Tulsi, Bollywood.com News Network
Holiday, released on 6th June 2014, is a Bollywood action film about a soldier’s life, where you’ll see Akshay Kumar as the captain in a wing of the Indian Army. Hot? Very! Along with him we have Sonakshi Sinha who plays a boxer. No sarcasm intended. To make matters more interesting, we have Govinda playing the Senior Commanding Officer. The movie is a remake of Thuppakki, a 2012 Tamil film by A.R. Murugadoss, who is also the director of this film. The music album has Pritam’s music.
Beautifully composed, well sung, and absolutely addictive. A fresh, romantic love song by Arijit Singh. The video has magnificent cliffs, romantic desserts, and then we see Sonakshi Sinha dressed as an Arab lady and Akshay Kumar, though cute, doing some confusing/interesting/passionate steps. Don’t watch the video and you’ll absolutely love the song.
Tu Hi Toh Hai
Young, fresh and totally eligible to be over-played. The number kick-starts and ends with some awesome electronic beats! The song has two versions, one sung by Benny dayal and one by Kunal Ganjawala (and they sound exactly the same!!!). The video is cute and very unrealistic, where you can enjoy Akshay at his best dancing in shorts and orange shoes (great moves!) and Sonakshi more amusing then ever.
Ashq Na Ho
Another song by Arijit Singh, but this holds a completely different momentum. Going away from the love theme, this song is about the sacrifices of a soldier and his family, about pain and distance, and tears of course. Arijit sounds completely different here, and has done a fantastic job. The lyrics are lovely and the music is subtle. The video is slightly disappointing and not as effective as it’s supposed to, probably because Sonakshi hogs most of the screen space. Yet, there is something genuine and moving about Akshay, and the rest of the soldiers saying goodbyes to their loved ones. The only real downside of the song is that it’s too long.
Blame The Night
By Arijit Singh, Aditi Singh Sharma, and Piyush Kapoor. The music is repetitive, the dance steps are horrible (including that weird ballerina move that Sonakshi attempts to do), Arijit’s voice is way too instrumental, and Piyush Kapoor does a wanna-be Yo Yo Hindi rap. Okay, the song isn’t so bad. Some people may even like it. Anyway, just another party song. I’ve heard better.
Mika rocks as usual, and Ritu Pathak’s good as well. The song is good, though I expected more. The song kicks off with superb beats and then suddenly starts some Jamaican-accented rap. Definitely not as saucy as the title of the song, but Mika makes up for it, and it sort of grows onto you as you here it again and again.
There is also another version for this song, weirdly called Palang Tod Naina, which starts of with some Spanish gibberish. The song is pretty much the same as the previous number. Same singers, same lyrics, cheesier music. The music video is a mixup of all the other music videos of the album.
The album is a good mix of romantic songs, party songs, and one very untraditionally sad song. Pritam’s music is always something special and nice, and singers like Arijit and Mika have made the album rocking.