Gold Movie is Blockbuster
GOLD is a well try movie of reema kagti . @akshaykumar give a tremendous performance. it’s a watchable movie but the only problem is longevity n slow screanplay. @HourBollywood give= 4/5
It’s the nature of sport. That you always try to better your last performance. Akshay Kumar’s hockey biopic Gold knocks Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De! India of 2007 that was the definitive Bollywood film on hockey out of the stadium. If Chak De! was brilliant, Gold is outstanding. While SRK played the stern but twinkling eyed coach Kabir Khan of the women’s hockey team that went on to win the World Cup, Akshay plays the roguishly endearing deputy manager Tapan Das of the hockey team that famously went to London for the 1948 Olympic Games and won the gold.
The opening and the credits make for the most rousing 10 minutes of Gold. They tug at your heartstrings, appeal to your national pride and establish Tapan as our man in the Reema Kagati film. As the World War rages, a nuclear bomb is dropped in Japan and India is on the cusp of freedom, Tapan fills the hockey shaped hole in his heart with alcohol. Tapan’s love for his country never wavers and neither does our faith in him. Today’s alcoholic is tomorrow’s patriot.
It’s similar to the hockey finale of 1936 when British India destroyed the host Germany in Berlin. It’s also a metaphor of how it takes years and generations to see dreams come true, and how the history repeats itself. Such connecting dots make Gold a cut above the rest and an absolutely delightful watch.
Tapan Das (Akshay) is Junior Manager of the Indian hockey team that is gearing up for the Olympics final against Germany in Berlin in 1936. He fires up the boys including captain and star player Samrat (Kunal Kapoor)and Imtiaz (Vineet Kumar Singh) with his half-time pep talk by showing them a banned tricolour which he’s hid inside his jacket. The team responds in style and trash the hosts 8-1, but Tapan isn’t happy as the winners went by the name ‘British India.’