Khiladi Akshay Kumar is on a self-led mission to make India great. With back-to-back socially relevant movies, Akshay has managed to win our hearts and his Independence Day release Gold is a proof of the same. From exploring the various shades of Akshay to some of the heartbreaking partition moments and victorious wins, Gold is a full-ticket into the world of entertainment this Independence day!
Tapan Das (Akshay Kumar), manager of the British Indian Hockey team lives a normal life until he comes across two revolutionaries. Just before the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, as the British Indian team enters the stadium, two Indians come out of the mob; flashing the free- India’s flag. That’s when it hit Tapan Da and his dream was born- to win the gold medal in hockey for free India. He was frustrated because of the term ‘British’ affixed with the name of the team. However, he wasn't able to do anything about it due to the World War II. Life went on and Tapan Da got fired from the team due to his alcoholism and as a result, he winded up getting involved in outlawed businesses like betting. But, with the announcement of India getting its Independence and Olympics finally happening in London, a new hope arises for Tapan Das. He goes all the way and creates a team to bring that Gold but sadly, the partition has its own plans. Will partition be able to break Tapan Da's dream? Will Tapan do the impossible and bring that gold? Well, that's what the movie is all about!
Reema Kagti and Rajesh Devraj’s story has everything; there are moments that will make you clap, whistle & melt your heart but still, there's something left out. It is a good movie which could've been better. Movies of such genre like Chak De! India and Azhar have so much to inspire and well, Gold is not far behind. The vintage backdrop and the correct color scheme are top-notch. However, in some scenes, the green screens are a bit of a turn-off but a normal cine-goer will hardly notice it. A special mention of the scene including Hitler at the start of the film; that clicks brilliantly setting up the patriotic base for the film.
Akshay Kumar is the star of the movie. He is amazing in every single scene; from comedy to romance to drama. He's on the right energy and has surely delivered one of the finest performances of his lifetime. Amit Sadh is a flawless royal. The portrayal of Raghubir Pratap Singh is his best performance till yet! After Mukkabaaz, Vineet Singh gives another power-packed performance. Debutante Mouni Roy takes us all by surprise as a Bengali wife & masters the accent. She’s a delight to watch! After Vicky Kaushal’s mind-blowing performance in Sanju, it’s Sunny Kaushal who proves he’s here to stay.
With a tough goal in mind, Reema Kagti has done justice overall. Sticking to the script and by delivering a good impact, Gold is this year's finest movie. The background music of the movie by Sachin-Jigar is exactly what a film like Gold needed. Though a more energetic song like Chak! De's title track would've been better. Akshay Kumar’s dance makes an average song like Monobina bearable. Naino Ne Bandhi wasn’t needed but it’s there to strengthen the chemistry factor between Akshay and Mouni. The movie isn't Gold because of one person but its gold because of team effort. MUST-WATCH. 7/10!