Plot : Gold is based on the truely inspiring story of the 1948 Olympics where an independent India won its 1st International Gold in Hockey.
StarCast : Akshay Kumar, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh, Atul Kale, newcomers Sunny Kaushal , Nikita Dutta and Mouni Roy.
Review : Gold is Akshay Kumar’s latest movie where he plays the ‘Son of Soil’, but here his character takes a backseat and he lets the young actors serve the country. Gold is one of those satisfying Independence Day movies which deliver what they promise. And this movie promises loads of Patriotism and Hockey.
The basic concept of the movie is no different from Lagaan, Chak De India or Chariots of Fire but what makes this movie really unique is the timeline of events it follows : especially the year before partition and after it.
Akshay Kumar has a passive in this movie and the real hero here is our national game, Hockey, although performance wise Amit Sadh and Sunny Kaushal easily stand out. Newcomer Nikita Dutta does a good job, but I can’t really say the same about Mouni Roy.
If on one side is talented starcast then on the other is the film’s multi talented writer-director Reema Katgi. It is her in-depth research on the subject and her flawless direction that make Gold different from any other sports movie, we have seen before.
The first half of the movie is inspiring although the initial scenes look unwanted.
The movie is set in 1940s and every minute detail from the era has been taken care of. The film’s authentic sets, its camerawork, the colours and its patriotic tone compliment each other beautifully.authentic sets, its camerawork, the colours and its patriotic tone compliment each other beautifully.
Gold is a satisfying sports/history movie that will succeed in bringing you to the theatres.
Rating : 4/5 For giving us an opportunity to re-live a proud moment from our History.
For giving us an opportunity to re-live a proud moment from our History.
Verdict : The teamwork in Gold will leave you inspired, For a Gold in Hockey that we have long desired