Gold (2018)

Language: Hindi
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Duration: 2h 31min
Director:  Reema Kagti
Producer: Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar
Production Company: Excel Entertainment
Music Director: Sachin–Jigar
Cast & Crew: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Kumar Singh, Sunny Kaushal
Release Date: 15 August 2018gold-2018-movie-poster-u

Plot & Summary

A movie that starts with Olympic Finals of 1936 when India (then British India) beat Germany in Berlin to win the gold. But deep down, both the team management and players want to win the gold for free India.  Some of the key members part of the team include – Team Manager Tapan Das (role played by Akshay Kumar), Hockey team captain Samrat (role played by Kunal Kapoor), key player Imtiaz Shah (role played by Vineet Kumar Singha).

After the 1936 Olympics, many events happen across the globe that leads to cancelling of next 2 Olympics. This results in Tapan trying to do petty jobs to make a living.  Inspite of the struggle, his wife, Monobina Das (role played by Mouni Roy) stands by him. Small glimpses of events happening across the globe are shown – World War II, Freedom struggle, Nuclear bombing and more.

In 1946 a decision is taken to form the team for next Olympics to be help in 1948. There’s exuberance as the country is expected to be freed of British rule.  Tapan Das, who is passionate about the sport reaches out to official asking for permission to scout for a team.  He assembles a team but does not realize that India & Pakistan Independence will divide the team.  Tapan is devasted and loses all hopes.  Samrat comes to his rescue and offers help to train the team if he can assemble a team.

Second half of the movie is very interesting as Tapan set out to pick players.  He picks some of the key players like Raghubir Pratap Singh (role played by Amit Sadh), Himmat Singh (role played by Sunny Kaushal) and many more.  In very little time, the team learns to work as a team and goes to British where the Olympics is held.  There are many more things to watch out in the 2nd half leading up to India teams Gold conquest.

Key Moments

Some of the key moment in the movie that I will recommend watching.

  • The scene when Akshay shows the glimpse of Indian flag to the players in 1936 word-cup.
  • Team’s Vice-Captain (Raghubir) deciding to let go his ego and bring in a key-player (Himmat) just for finals.
  • Indian team players deciding to bar foot as the canvas shoes starts to slip on the grass ground due to rain.
  • Raghubir scoring the 4th goal in the final to give the gold for India.
  • Every scene with Akshay Kumar is worth watching as he plays the role with at most ease.  Its hard to think of anyone else to play the role.

Songs

No. Title Music Singer(s) Length
1 “Naino Ne Baandhi” Arko Yasser Desai 04:01
2 “Chad Gayi Hai” Sachin-Jigar Vishal Dadlani, Sachin-Jigar 03:05
3 “Ghar Layenge Gold” Sachin-Jigar Daler Mehndi, Sachin-Jigar 03:23
4 “Monobina” Tanishk Bagchi Yasser Desai, Monali Thakur, Shashaa Tirupati, Farhad Bhiwandiwala 03:36
5 “Khel Khel Mein” Sachin-Jigar K. K., Sachin-Jigar 03:12
6 “Rasta Rasta” Sachin-Jigar Sukhwinder Singh, Sachin-Jigar 03:03
7 “Jaaga Hindustan” Sachin Jigar Divya Kumar, Sachin-Jigar 05:07
8 “Bolte Parini” Arko Arko 04:03

All the songs are good, and they gel well during the movie.

Conclusion

Its nice to see some good movies coming in 2018.  After Sanju, this is one of the best movies to watch.  The acting of Akshay Kumar will keeping you entertained.  Screenplay has been done very well that makes every scene very interesting.  Since, this is a movie related to sports, its another edge-of-the seat thriller.  I will recommend that every Indian, especially every sports-lover watch this movie.

Rating

4.5/5

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