Sunday Holiday

Sunday Holiday is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Jis Joy. The film features an ensemble cast led by Asif Ali, Sreenivasan, Lal Jose, Aparna Balamurali, Asha Sarath, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Siddique, Bhagath Manuel, Alphy Panjikkaaran and Alencier Ley Lopez. It was produced by Maqtro Pictures. The music was composed by Deepak Dev.[1] The film was released on 14 July 2017, and received positive reviews from critics.[2]

Sunday Holiday
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJis Joy
Produced bySheen Helen
Written byJis Joy
Story byKiran vs
StarringAsif Ali
Lal Jose
Aparna Balamurali
Music byDeepak Dev
CinematographyAlex J. Pulikkal
Edited byRatheesh Raj
Maqtro Pictures
Distributed byMaqtro Pictures
Release date
  • 14 July 2017 (2017-07-14)
Running time
135 minutes
Budget4 crore (US$560,000)
Box office20.5 crore (US$2.9 million)


The film is about a cinema tale, narrated by Unni Mukundan (Sreenivasan) to a famous director David Paul (Lal Jose). Unni is a college professor but he dreams to become a scriptwriter in films. Unni first gets rejected quite harshly, but then David regrets his actions and calls him back, asking for him to narrate the story.

Unni narrates the story of Amal (Asif Ali) from Payyannur. Amal’s love life with Sithara (Shruthi Ramachandran) met with an unexpected ending as she accepted a marriage proposal. He decides to go to Ernakulam for a job so that he can stay away from his past. He shares a house with V. P. Vipeesh aka Rahul (Dharmajan), Vinu (Nirmal Palazhi) and Narayanankutty aka Nakkutty (Siddique).

The movie shows the things that happen in Amal’s life during that phase where he meets Anu (Aparna Balamurali) a medical student and eventually falls in love with her. Anu reciprocates his feelings as she is saved by Amal when a person tries to abuse her. They decide to get married leaving Sithara fume in jealousy. The director loves the story and accepts to make the film. The climax shows that Unni was narrating his own life story.



Sunday Holiday
Soundtrack album by
Released16 June 2017 (2017-06-16)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSathyam Audios
Deepak Dev chronology
Honey Bee2
Sunday Holiday

All lyrics are written by Jis Joy; all music is composed by Deepak Dev.

1."Mazha Paadum"Arvind Venugopal, Aparna Balamurali4:24
2."Oru Nokku Kaanuvan"Karthik4:48
3."Aaro Koode"Prakash Babu, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan 
4."Kando Ninte Kannil[3]"Anwar Sadath3:52


Sunday Holiday released in India on 14 July 2017 in 110 theatres across Kerala.

Critical receptionEdit

Times Of India reviewer Deepa Soman rated it 3/5 and stated:'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'.[4]

Box officeEdit

The film was declared as a super hit ,grossing 20.5 crore from the box office.


  1. ^ "Sunday Holiday Movie Review Ft Asif Ali, Aparna Balamurali, Lal Jose, Sreenivasan,". Metromatinee. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Sunday Holiday (2017) Cast & Crew, Sunday Holiday (2017) Malayalam Movie Cast, Actors, Actress - FilmiBeat". FilmiBeat.
  3. ^ "Asif Ali's 'Sunday Holiday' track 'Prachandanam' has a fun video and some interesting lyrics!". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Sunday Holiday Review {3/5}: There are times when you feel certain sequences aren't contributing much to the film, but they don't bore you out either". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 July 2017.

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