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Filmy Friday: ‘Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty’, ‘Filmistaan’ release today

'Soldier' and 'Filmistaan' make their way to screens this Friday. 'Soldier' and 'Filmistaan' make their way to screens this Friday.
Written by Sunitra Pacheco , Edited by Sarika Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: June 6, 2014 9:20 am

Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar is back and how! The actor’s much awaited action thriller ‘Holiday: A Soldier Is Nver Off Duty’ finally hits screens today.

Akshay Kumar along with one of his favourite co-star Sonakshi Sinha will be seen doing what he does best – fighting the bad guys. While Akshay will be playing an army man, Sonakshi will be seen in a whole new avatar – a boxer.

The duo has left no stone unturned when it came to promoting the film. ‘Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is directed by A. R. Murugadoss.

This week’s next release is Nitin Kakkar’s ‘Filmistaan’ featuring Sharib Hashmi and Inaamulhaq.

Filmistaan is about an Indian film buff and a wannabe actor who is abducted by a terrorist group to Pakistan where he meets a local who is also a Hindi film aficionado. The movie has been receiving accolades from the film industry including Amitabh Bachchan.

‘‘Filmistaan’’ won The Silver Crow Pheasant Award for Best Debut Film in International Film Festival of Kerala. It also received the National Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 2012.

The next two releases are ‘The World Before Her’ and ‘Tum Ho Yaara’.

Directed by Nisha Pahuja, ‘The World Before Her’ is said to be a hard hitting documentary that depicts the differences and similarities between two young girls in contrasting circumstances – one at a beauty pageant and the other at a Hindu fundamentalist camp.

‘Tum Ho Yaara’, directed by Natty Kumar and Dr. Jay, stars Ganesh Venkatraman, Kalpana Pandit and Shobana Shankar among others.

First Published on: June 6, 20149:18 am
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