Gold (2018 film)

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The poster features Akshay Kumar and his team mates in hockey uniform. The title appears at bottom (gold).
Theatrical release poster
Directed byReema Kagti
Produced by
Written byJaved Akhtar
Screenplay byReema Kagti
Story by
Music bySongs and score:
Additional songs:
Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Tanishk Bagchi
CinematographyÁlvaro Gutiérrez
Edited byAnand Subaya
Distributed byAA Films India
Zee Studios Intl
Release date
  • 15 August 2018 (2018-08-15)
Running time
151 minutes[1]
Budget107 crore[2]
Box officeest. 151.43 crore[3]

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.[4][5] It stars Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh, and Sunny Kaushal.

The movie became the first Bollywood film ever to release in Saudi Arabia.[6]


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.




The official announcement of the film was made in October 2016 by its lead actor Akshay Kumar.[17][18] The Arjuna Award winner and former Indian national hockey team captain, Sandeep Singh, was signed to train the actors to improve their hockey skills.[19]

Major shooting was done in Yorkshire and The Midlands, England.

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."[20]


The Principal photography of the film began on 1 July 2017 in Bradford, England.[21][22] The shooting of the film was carried out in Yorkshire at Bradford, Doncaster and Rotherham.[23][24] 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.[25][26][27] 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.[28] On 10 December 2017, Akshay Kumar announced that the filming process of Gold had been completed.[29][30]


Soundtrack album by Sachin-Jigar, Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Tanishk Bagchi
Released20 July 2018[31]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
External audio
Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Sachin-Jigar chronology
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Arko Pravo Mukherjee chronology
Daas Dev
Satyameva Jayate
Tanishk Bagchi chronology
Fanney Khan
Satyameva Jayate
Singles from Gold
  1. "Naino Ne Baandhi"
    Released: 6 July 2018
  2. "Chad Gayi Hai"
    Released: 11 July 2018
  3. "Ghar Layenge Gold"
    Released: 25 July 2018
  4. "Monobina"
    Released: 7 August 2018
  5. "Bolte Parini"
    Released: 9 August 2018

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.

Track listing
1."Naino Ne Baandhi"ArkoArkoYasser Desai4:01
2."Chad Gayi Hai"VayuSachin-JigarVishal Dadlani, Sachin-Jigar3:05
3."Ghar Layenge Gold"Javed AkhtarSachin-JigarDaler Mehndi, Sachin-Jigar3:23
4."Monobina"VayuTanishk BagchiYasser Desai, Monali Thakur, Shashaa Tirupati, Farhad Bhiwandiwala3:36
5."Khel Khel Mein"Javed AkhtarSachin-JigarK. K., Sachin-Jigar3:12
6."Rasta Rasta"Javed AkhtarSachin-JigarSukhwinder Singh, Sachin-Jigar3:03
7."Jaaga Hindustan"Javed AkhtarSachin JigarDivya Kumar, Sachin-Jigar5:07
8."Naino Ne Baandhi" (Female)ArkoArkoAkanksha Sharma4:01
9."Bolte Parini"Chandrani GannguliArkoArko4:03
Total length:29:30

Marketing and release[edit]

The teaser for the film was launched on 5 February 2018.[32] The first poster of movie was released by Akshay Kumar on his twitter handle on 12 June 2018.[33] The trailer of the film was released on 25 June 2018.[34]

Some Emoji were launched on Twitter to promote the movie which worked by applying hashtag before specific keywords like #GoldMovie or #Gold2018.[35] These emojis were effective until 16 August 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.

Box office[edit]

Gold collected 13.25 crores from advance bookings before release.[36] 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.[37] Gold faced box office clash with John Abraham starrer Satyameva Jayate released on same day.[38] Gold became 3rd highest opener of 2018 and best opener for Akshay Kumar.[39]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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