The sports drama ’Gold’ starring Akshay Kumar, released on Independence Day, is expected to set the box office on fire. According to trade analyst Girish Johar, the movie will make a total of Rs 20 crore on its opening day itself.
So far, the film has received a positive response from the critics. Johar told the Indian Express, “The big holiday of Independence Day will help Gold rake in moolah on day one. Releasing in over 2700 screens, the movie is expected to earn Rs 20 crore on Wednesday.” The response of the general audience is awaited.
The movie’s primary plot revolves around a junior manager, Tapan Das and his dream of winning a gold medal for the country’s hockey team. The movie stars Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Sunny Kaushal, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor, and Vineet Kumar Singh in pivotal roles.
In her review of the film, the Indian Express’ critic Shubhra Gupta wrote, “Reema Kagti is skilled enough to give us a film with all its moving parts in fine working order, even if it is bereft of nuance. Akshay plays the wholly fictional Tapan Das, the man who has been closely involved with Indian hockey for years, from the pre-World War II years when the ‘British Indian’ hockey wizards under the great Dhyan Chand ran off the Germans in the 1936 Berlin Olympics (in the movie, we see the grumpy character playing Hitler stomp out of the stadium) to the time after, when the freedom struggle and the Quit India movement was at its peak, resulting in the bloody Partition which divided the sub-continent, and tore the Indian hockey team apart. Some went to Pakistan, some to Australia, the rest disbanded dispiritedly.”