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Sunday Holiday Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, July 22, 2017 • Malayalam ]
Sunday Holiday Review
Asif Ali, Sreenivasan,Lal Jose, Aparna Balamurali, Asha Sarath, Siddique
Jiss Joy
Maqtro Pictures
Deepak Dev

‘Sunday Holiday’ is one of those breezy entertainers that one can enjoy without too much of a fuss.  There wouldn’t be much to complain about nor would there be much to ponder upon. Anyone would like this movie with its inspirational mode and funny tone. The movie is a good enough watch as it doesn’t bore you. Asif Ali is a delight to watch and Amal becomes “everyman” living life with all its ups and downs. The movie too has those gentle ups and downs in its making. However, the pace and feel is gentle enough.

Unni Mukundan (Sreenivasan) or Unni sir is a college lecturer who has passion for cinema. On hearing that a famous director David Paul (Lal Jose) has been admitted to a nearby hospital he utilizes the chance to narrate a script to him. Thus unravels the story of Amal. A love failure makes him scoot to Kochi where he comes to work as a salesman. His roommates are played by Siddique and Dharmajan. The plot progresses through them and his new neighbours. Encounter with Anu  (Aparana Balamurali) changes his life.

There are the occasional punch dialogues and romantic interludes that are engaging. Occasionally some of the sub-plots seem out of context. The characters introduced in a jiffy in the beginning are threaded together logically as the plot picks pace. The climax has also been conceived well. Director Jis Joy has thrown in interesting elements to spice up the narrative with unexpected twists and turns. The casting is interesting with Asif Ali, Aparna Balamurali, Siddique, Dharmajan, Asha Sarath, Alancier and Sudheer Karanama lighting up the screen.

Asif Ali has done a neat act as Amal. The emotions he portrays are spot on and he has a screen presence that is enviable. Its not that he has a challenging and impactful role. But the dialogue delivery and emoting are done well. Aparna Balamurali gets her act right. Dharmajan’s rejoinders are humourous and his timing is spot on.

Cinematography is good. Music by Deevak Dev are melodious and soothing. Edits are okay. The script could have done with a trimming, though the surprise in the climax makes up for the meandering pace here and there. Jis Joy has directed a watchable movie, though his writing could have been more engaging.

‘Sunday Holiday’ may not have a novel idea or treatment at hand, but it is a pleasant watch that doesn’t tax your sensibilities or emotions too much. Watch the movie for its breezy portrayal and good climax.

Rating: 2.5 / 5.0

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