Sunday Holiday, Asif Ali's most recent outing, has hit the theatres today. The film, directed by Bicycle Thieves fame Jis Joy, has been produced by MAQTRO pictures.
Jis Joy, the director himself has penned the script for the movie. Sunday Holiday has come in with the tag of a feel-good movie and let's see whether the film has justified the tag.
Sunday Holiday is about Unni Mukundan, a college lecturer in person, who dreams to make it big in films. One Sunday, he gets to meet David Paul, a producer, who has been admitted to a hospital. Unni Mukundan narrates a story to him and Sunday Holiday takes us through the rest of the interesting happenings. Parallely, Sunday Holiday also narrates the life of Amal, a youngster who is affected by some problemsof the past.
Read on to know how the cast & crew members of Sunday Holiday have fared for the movie..
Asif Ali As Amal
Asif Ali appears as a youngster named Amal, who leaves his hometown due to some problems. The role was safe in the hands of Asif Ali. The actor rightly delivered, what was expected from him. Importantly, we could see the actor in him maturing well and his performance in this movie, proves that point.
Sreenivasan As Unni Mukundan
Well, Sreenivasan is definitely one of the high points of the movie. The actor gets to play a college professor named Unni Mukundan, who is aiming to make it big in films as a writer. His interesting one-liners, counters and conversations, keep the audiences entertained, most of the times. A tailor-made role for the actor in him.
Aparna Balamurali As Anu
Aparna Balamurali plays the leading lady of the movie. She appears as Anu, a bold and matured girl, who is an independent woman. In fact, Anu has some shades of the character Jimsy from Maheshinte Prathikaram, in it. Aparna plays her part to perfection, once again.
Siddique As Naakutti
Siddique's Naakutti is one of the well-developed characters in the movie. Naakutti is a writer, who pens the dialogues and songs for the dubbed movies from Telugu. A rather interesting character, portrayed exceedingly well by the multi-faceted actor.
Rest Of The Cast
For the first time, we get to see Lal Jose in a full-length role and he is convincing in his portrayal of David Paul. Asha Sarath appears as Dr Sreedhanya but felt like her character could have been utilised much more. Dharmajan, once again tickle the bones with his effective one-liners. Sunday Holiday also features Bhagath Manuel, Shruthi Ramachandran, Alencier Ley, Sudheer Karaman etc., in important roles.
Script & Direction – Jis Joy
Jis Joy, who had earlier helmed the movie Bicycle Thieves, has handled an entirely different plot with Sunday Holiday. The effort that he has put in to come with a multi-layered narration is quite evident as he has packed the script in a way, which is less confusing. The film has a thin storyline, but the screenplay packs a punch, many times.
The director in him has ably packaged the entire product adding the necessary entertainment quotient. There are certain instances in the second half where one gets the feel that he is losing the grip, but he comes back strongly with some engaging elements. Jis Joy has come out successful in giving the film, a feel-good label.
Other Technical Aspects
The cinematography of Sunday Holiday has been handled by Alex J Pulickal and he has done a neat job. A special mention for the lighting techniques adapted. Editing by Ratheesh Raj is neat and crisp. It was refreshing to hear the songs set to tune by Deepak Dev.
First things first, Sunday Holiday is a simple feel-good movie and is not in the lines of the team's previous venture Bicycle Thieves, which had a twists galore. But still, Sunday Holiday has some minor twists, which serve its purpose up to an extent.
Sunday Holiday is dedicated to all those who dream and aspire about movies. It puts forward an important message that age is not a barrier to dream about films and Sreenivasan's character shows that perfectly. Also the movie points out some important points on how a good film or story is born.
The film has some real good moments throughout, especially in the first half of the movie, which are sure to bring in smile to your face. Yes, there are some cliched moments, here and there, but that doesn't take away the cuteness of the movie. After the climax, one would get a satisfied feel, having watched a good film.
Sunday Holiday, is a good treat by Jis Joy and team. Besides being a feel-good movie, it has some elements of inspiration as well. Rightly, a good watch for your next holiday.