GOLD REVIEW :
It was the one of the most awaited film of the year for me as I was looking forward for Akshay Kumar’s script especially after his super-hit “Padman”. And thus the expectation from this one were high. The trailer of the film was promising enough to build expectations among the people and with no hesitation I can say that Gold lives up to the Expectations level. I don’t remember the last film which was released on Independence Day and totally deserved to be released on the day just because of its content but “Gold” is truly a film deserves to released on Independence Day.
Talking about the story, “Gold” is a journey of Struggle, Courage, Patients and Glorious Victory of Indian Hockey team from pre independence period to Post independence period. The narration of the film is totally film but the content is up to mark. Akshay Kumar has lived his character of a Bengali guy whose accent is completely amazing and his command over dialogue delivery is Superb. Mouni Roy as his wife looks Beautiful and mouths perfect Bengali of that particular period. There is a big team of actors and everyone has done decent job which looks good on screen. The story of the film is top notch as it is filled with plenty of Twists and cinematic moments. Dialogues are quite encouraging and clap worthy. Cinematography is good. The Hockey Match sequences were shot in tactical way and have been supported by very well by VFX team & thrilling Background music.
Done with all the positives of the film now coming towards the minuses. The biggest minus point of the film its music. It feels like songs are unnecessarily added in the film apart from the Title & Situational song. Reema Kagti has done a very good job but typical film-making and commercial vision has spoiled the Classic content as you don’t need every scene to be Filmy and twisty, sometimes you can just go with the flow.
In final talk, I would say Gold is the most deserving Independence Day release of this decade because of Shivering last 30 Minutes portion and despite not being a classic this one is still a must watch if you want to see some patriotic Hysteria this Independence Day. This one is a winner for sure!
– Sameer Ahire