Gold Movie Review
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Moumi Roy, Vineet Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor
Director: Reema Kagti
Producers: Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar
Release Date: 15th August 2018
Critic’s rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 (Times of India)
3.5 stars out of 5 (Navbharat Times)
3 stars out of 5 (Mumbai Mirror)
Gold Story: Gold is a movie which is ultimately based on a real story. In the year 1948, India won the first gold in hockey after independence in 1948 with the help of Tapan Das (Akshay Kumar). In this movie, we get that suddenly after independence in the year 1948, Tapan Das (Akshay Kumar) led the Indian hockey team in Olympic which was held in London, and his goal was to beat the Britishers in their own game on their place. And finally, the first gold medal of India after independence was won by hockey team in 1948.
Gold Review: First thing, is that when you see that your country’s national flag is being hosted in an international ground, then that will be the most prestigious moment for you. The movie starts from the field of 1948 Olympic game where the Indian hockey team has to prove the patriotism for their country and win the gold medal for their own country and that too one year after independence.
The movie began with the 1936 Berlin Olympic when India won the third Olympic. But the team was British India, and British Raj managed that. At that time, a Bengali junior hockey player Tapan Das (Akshay Kumar) decided to make an Indian team on independent India, which is called the Indian Hockey Team for 1948 Olympic in Berlin. His target was to see the Indian national flag fly high on the British ground who torture them for 200 years and it would become a moment of proud to every Indian.
Reema Kagti tells an insightful and entertaining story and takes us back to that moment in history. This particular moment was previously not often spoken about or celebrated by anyone. The performance of the entire cast team is spectacular. Akshay Kumar as the dhoti-clad team manager, sometimes called as a Bengali, brings in a great deal of physical as well as gag-driven humor to his performance. He is also able to change gears in dramatic scenes with ease. Kunal Kapoor is seen in the movie as a senior player and later on a coach of the Indian team in a restrained but solid performance. Vineet Kumar Singh delivers a knockout performance once again in this movie. Amit Sadh is fantastic as an upright prince who is the Vice Captain of the team usually learns some valuable as well as valuable lessons. As a player with hot and heart temper, Sunny Kaushal, shows a spark of brilliance. Mouni Roy, as the fishy Bengali wife, handles her brief role effortlessly.
The emotions run high in this film, as a handful of Indians put their differences for making the people of the country proud. What makes the movie worth a watch, despite this problem, are reflects of humor, the riot between the players and the rousing finale. You know you are being played, but it’s that kind of film; when the Indian “tiranga” (flag) was seen high in the International grounds, it brings tears to every Indian’s eyes.
Box Office: “Gold” collected 13.25 crores from advance booking release. All over India, Gold is released on 3050 screens. It earned around 25.25 crores on its opening day. The first-day box office collection was approx 33.25 crores worldwide. Gold faced box office clash with John Abraham’s “Satyameva Jayate” which is released on the same day. “Gold” become 3rd highest opener of 2018 and also the best opener for Akshay Kumar.