Gold (2018 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Reema Kagti|
|Written by||Javed Akhtar|
|Screenplay by||Reema Kagti|
|Music by||Songs and score:|
Arko Pravo Mukherjee
|Edited by||Anand Subaya|
|Distributed by||AA Films India|
Zee Studios Intl
|Box office||est. ₹151.43 crore|
Gold: The Dream That United Our Nation is a 2018 Indian historical sports-drama film based upon the national hockey team's title at the 1948 Summer Olympics, directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the Excel Entertainment banner. It stars Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh, and Sunny Kaushal.
After India's independence, a drunk Indian Hockey Team Manager (pre-independence), Tapan Das (Akshay Kumar), holds aspirations of playing hockey as a free country, coaching a novice hockey team to earn independent India's first Olympic gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics while battling his own personal demons and the changing independence era.
- Akshay Kumar as Tapan Das, a character inspired by AC Chatterjee
- Kunal Kapoor as Samrat, a character inspired from Dhyan Chand
- Mouni Roy as Monobina Das, Tapan's Wife
- Amit Sadh as Raghubir Pratap Singh, a character inspired from K. D. Singh
- Pradeep Chhatani as Amit Trivedi
- Vineet Kumar Singh as Imtiaz Ali Shah
- Sunny Kaushal as Himmat Singh, a character inspired from Balbir Singh Sr.
- Nikita Dutta as Simran 
- Lakshya Kochhar as Suryakant Pant
- Joy Badlani as Mr. Harsh Kapoor
- Jatin Sarna
- Udaybir Sandhu as Devang Chaturvedi
- Bhawsheel Singh Sahni as Tej Singh Randhawa
- Abdul Quadir Amin as Haries
- Varun Singh Rajput as Aasim Bilal
- Pravin Jaiswal as Basheer Ahmed
- Atul Kale as Mr. Mehta
- Darius Shroff as Mr. Wadia
- Tejaswi Dev Chaudhary as Langford Adam
The official announcement of the film was made in October 2016 by its lead actor Akshay Kumar. The Arjuna Award winner and former Indian national hockey team captain, Sandeep Singh, was signed to train the actors to improve their hockey skills.
Director Reema Kagti said, "It’s a fictional take on what happened. Also, it is not just the golden victory in 1948 we will be looking at, but it will encompass 12 crucial years in India’s history."
The Principal photography of the film began on 1 July 2017 in Bradford, England. The shooting of the film was carried out in Yorkshire at Bradford, Doncaster and Rotherham. After finishing the England schedule, the production team of Gold moved to Punjab in September 2017 for its second schedule in which shooting was done in Amritsar and Patiala. Some parts of the movie were also shot in New Egerton Woolen Mills, Dhariwal a town in Punjab. The reason was the British infrastructure in the long established mill which resembled the post independence era. The final schedule of the film was completed in Mumbai in December 2017. On 10 December 2017, Akshay Kumar announced that the filming process of Gold had been completed.
|Soundtrack album by Sachin-Jigar, Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Tanishk Bagchi|
|Released||20 July 2018|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Zee Music Company|
|Arko Pravo Mukherjee chronology|
|Tanishk Bagchi chronology|
|Singles from Gold|
The music and background score of the film were composed by Sachin-Jigar. Additional songs were composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Tanishk Bagchi. The lyrics were written by Javed Akhtar, Vayu, Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Chandrajeet Gannguli.
|1.||"Naino Ne Baandhi"||Arko||Arko||Yasser Desai||4:01|
|2.||"Chad Gayi Hai"||Vayu||Sachin-Jigar||Vishal Dadlani, Sachin-Jigar||3:05|
|3.||"Ghar Layenge Gold"||Javed Akhtar||Sachin-Jigar||Daler Mehndi, Sachin-Jigar||3:23|
|4.||"Monobina"||Vayu||Tanishk Bagchi||Yasser Desai, Monali Thakur, Shashaa Tirupati, Farhad Bhiwandiwala||3:36|
|5.||"Khel Khel Mein"||Javed Akhtar||Sachin-Jigar||K. K., Sachin-Jigar||3:12|
|6.||"Rasta Rasta"||Javed Akhtar||Sachin-Jigar||Sukhwinder Singh, Sachin-Jigar||3:03|
|7.||"Jaaga Hindustan"||Javed Akhtar||Sachin Jigar||Divya Kumar, Sachin-Jigar||5:07|
|8.||"Naino Ne Baandhi" (Female)||Arko||Arko||Akanksha Sharma||4:01|
|9.||"Bolte Parini"||Chandrani Gannguli||Arko||Arko||4:03|
Marketing and release
The teaser for the film was launched on 5 February 2018. The first poster of movie was released by Akshay Kumar on his twitter handle on 12 June 2018. The trailer of the film was released on 25 June 2018.
The movie was released on 15 August 2018 in India, to tie-in with Independence Day. International distribution has not yet been announced, but is expected to be about the same time.
Gold collected ₹13.25 crores from advance bookings before release. Gold released on 3050 screens in India netted ₹25.25 crores on its opening day. First day worldwide gross of Gold was approx. 38 crores. It collected ₹10 crores on third day, taking three days combined collection to ₹43 crores. Gold faced box office clash with John Abraham starrer Satyameva Jayate released on same day. Gold became 3rd highest opener of 2018 and best opener for Akshay Kumar.It also introduced a female actor - Mouni Roy who became famous after portraying the characters of Shivanya and Shivangi in Naagin (2015 TV series).
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