Gold (2018)

Akshay Kumar: As Tapan Das, the dhoti-clad Bengali team manager, he brings in a lot of gag-driven & physical humour to his acting, but he is also able to change gears in dramatic scenes with ease.

Mouni Roy: As the aggressive Bengali wife, she handles her small role effortlessly.

Kunal Kapoor: As a senior player & later as the Indian Team’s coach he does a steady but a solid performance.

Story: Inspired by true occurrences & people, of India’s 1st gold medal win as an independent nation at the 1948 Olympics in London. Tapan Das, 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.

Cinematography: Excellent finesse

Screenplay: Top-Notch

Direction: Reema Kagti the director, tells an insightful and entertaining story and take us back to that moment in history, which is not often spoken about or celebrated. Performances by the entire ensemble cast are spectacular.

Gold (2018): ‘Gold’ isn’t just a film on hockey, it’s also a period film that recreates an era long forgotten. More than that, it reminds us of the painful reality of partition and how that brutally tore apart our nation.

 

Review by Shreya Ghosh

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