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Sunday Holiday

Out Of Theatre
14 Jul, 2017 2 hrs 15 mins U
Asif Ali, Aparna Balamurali, Shruti Ramachandran, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Lal Jose, Sudheer Karamana, Asha Sharath, Siddique, Sreenivasan
Synopsis
Within a few minutes into the movie, you would be bombarded with umpteen characters and enough backstories for them. However, the director manages to gradually weave a picture giving them all due space.
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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
Sunday Holiday Story: Unni Mukundan is a college lecturer, but his dream is to script a movie. When a renowned director gets admitted in a hospital in his locality, he decides to make the most of the opportunity and meet him. But, as they say, the hardest thing in a film career is to get a director to believe in your story.

Sunday Holiday Review: The journey towards their first project is often termed by filmmakers as the darkest periods in their lives, for all the rejections, insults, setbacks and what not. However, it looks like once they make it, the same exasperating era serves as a motivation even to make movies based on them, proves the handful of films inspired by the lives of filmmakers, recently released in Malayalam. Jis Joy’s Sunday Holiday has a story within a story, both of which are about working towards your dream without giving up – exactly what it takes to materialise your film dreams.

Unni sir (Sreenivasan) has a cushy job as a college faculty, but he isn’t content – he wants to work in the film industry and see his name rolling with the credits. Rejection isn’t new to him and he is not the one to give up easily, either. Director David Paul (Lal Jose) gets admitted in a hospital near his college and he sees it as another opportunity to pitch a story. While the director is least interested to entertain him, Unni takes out all the tricks in his bag to get David to lend an ear.

Within a few minutes into the movie, you would be bombarded with umpteen characters and enough backstories for them. Though it briefly makes you wonder whom among them matters the most, the director manages to weave a picture effortlessly giving them all due space. There are many punch dialogues in the film that can remind you of your own life situations and even get you inspired. Deepak Dev’s music is also tuneful and suits the situations to the T. The film’s climax is also quite delightful. Sreenivasan as Unni sir, Lal Jose as director David, Asif Ali as Amal and Aparna Balamurali as Anu do their part well enough. Truth to be told, there is nothing in the story that we haven’t seen in movies, but the presentation, mixed with enough of humour by Dharmajan and party, a pinch of thrill especially as the interview punch and romance to taste concoct an enjoyable plateful that is Sunday Holiday.

The film isn’t above flaws either. There are times when you feel certain sequences aren’t contributing much to the film, but they don’t bore you out either. The climax is a bit delayed, slipping a bit from the dramatic, smooth flow it drew while constructing the story and it’s messages. Sunday Holiday is a perceptive portrait of a film and that makes it quite unpretentious and feel-good too, which makes it worth your time.
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Avg Users’ Rating 3.5/5 ( 5 users )
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Rajesh mathew
Good watching
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Visakh U V
Sunday Holiday is feel good genre movie. Acting ,camera and all the presentation was good. Music is above average. Treatment nice but there is some cleaches. Dialogues is the highlight of the movie. We can leave the theatre after the film with a smile. There is some negatives like cleaches, it's taken more time to come to the theme.
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Jacob Thomas
A very smooth movie with straight flow from beginning to end. The suspense is retained till the last frame. Good story, touching scenes, excellent acting and awesome direction. A very good movie that can be watched with family.
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