Post-independence, Tapan Das, manager of the Indian hockey team faces several obstacles as he prepares his team for the upcoming Olympics in the hope of winning a Gold medal for the country.
Gold is a 2018 Bollywood sports drama, which has been directed by Reema Kagti. The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, etc., in lead roles.
Gold is a fictional story, mixed with true incidents about India winning their first gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in field hockey (11 field players). The movie is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani & Farhan Akhtar under the banner Excel Entertainment.
Story In Detail:
Gold opens in 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Nope, Akshay Kumar’s Tapan Das isn’t the star player on the hockey field. Instead, he’s the ‘hey you’ of the British India’s national hockey team. When the boys win the match and stand on the podium to receive the medal, Tapan who is the team’s manager vows with a hand on the Tricolour, to win the gold medal for a free India. Echoing a similar sentiment is the match’s star captain Samrat (Kunal Kapoor) and Imtiaz (Vineet Singh).
But when the Olympics take a backseat with the World War II raging and India on the other hand, on the brink of achieving freedom. Tapan finds solace in alcohol and indulging in fraud activities. Until the 1948 Olympics is announced and he finds it a perfect opportunity to seek revenge from the British Raj and win the gold and see the Indian flag furling high on British soil. Of course, the journey isn’t going to be easy. But Tapan is crystal clear- ‘Hum Ek Pagal Bengali Hain, Hum Hockey Se Pyaar Karta Hai, Apna Desh Se Pyaar Karta Hai.
The movie has its story done by Reema Kagti & Rajesh Devraj. The cinematography of the movie is done by Alvaro Gutierrez. Overall, the movie has 8 songs.