Gold Movie Review

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Release Date  : 15/08/2018

Genre              : Biography, Drama, Sports

Cast                 : Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh

Director           : Reema Katgi

Duration          : 2 hrs 33 mins

Language        : Hindi

If you had to name the best Hindi sports movie you’ve seen, the answer will most likely be Chak De! India or Dangal. Besides them, no other film has managed to invoke the sense of patriotism and triumph. Akshay Kumar, who is slowly becoming the king of biopics, has joined the Khan duo with Gold. It is one of the best Bollywood films of the year till now. A fictional account, inspired by true events and people, of India’s first gold medal win as an independent nation at the 1948 Olympics in London.

There’s no greater pride in sport than to see your country’s flag being hoisted on an international stage. That sentiment gets amplified, when the setup is at the 1948 Olympics in London, where the Indian hockey team had to prove that their dominance in the sport from 1936 to 1948, wasn’t by mere chance. Tapan Das (Akshay Kumar), the team manager, leads the charge to assemble the country’s first all-Indian hockey team. His aim is to beat the Britishers at their own game, on their own turf. Reema Kagti tells an insightful and entertaining story and takes us back to that moment in history.

Akshay as the dhoti-clad team manager (often referred to as Bangali), brings in a great deal of physical as well as gag-driven humour to his performance. Kunal Kapoor holds own as a senior player and later on a coach of the Indian team in a restrained but solid performance. Amit Sadh is fantastic as an uptight prince who learns some valuable lessons in life while being the Vice Captain of the team. Mouni Roy, as the feisty Bengali wife, handles her brief role effortlessly. The movie is surely worth its weight in gold. Just watch it!