Releasing nationwide in the UK today (15th August 2018), Gold is inspired by India’s first Olympic gold medal.
The movie stars one of India’s most high profile stars Akshay Kumar, who was recently named the highest paid Indian actor by Forbes. The film is directed by one of India’s few female filmmakers Reema Kagti, and also stars Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh and Sunny Kaushal.
The story of Gold highlights India’s emergence from the shadow of the British Empire as it meets the British hockey team on the field, this time as a nation of its own. The film traces the “golden era” of Indian hockey through the journey of Tapan Das (Akshay Kumar), a young assistant manager who dreams of playing for an independent nation.
The 12th of August 2018 commemorated the 70th anniversary of India’s historic victory where it achieved its first gold medal as an independent nation. The significance of the gold medal is particularly important as it represents the dream that united a nation when India won its first gold medal as a free nation on the 12th of August 1948.
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