What makes Gold worth a watch, despite some problems, are the flashes of well-done humour, the skirmishes between the players, and the rousing finale.
The straitjacket of the sports film seems to have flattened writer-director Reema Kagti’s distinctive voice but there is a palpable high when the team finally coalesces into one and goes for the kill
Overall, Gold is a well plotted drama that sometimes devolves into schmaltz and melodrama. However, it gives us solid two-and-half hours of tricolour hued entertainment. We suggest XL sized popcorn tubs.
It's only when Gold moves away from Akshay Kumar's blundering Bangla and hockey humbug to become a story of grace among go-getters that it comes close to becoming the movie it should have been...
Akshay Kumar hogs the footage but it is the other actors who do the fancy dribbling on the acting front.
The emotions run high in the film, as a handful of Indians put their personal differences aside to make the country proud. As we witness India winning its first gold as a free nation, you also see the Pakistani players cheer for Indians playing on the field. Moments like this, make ‘Gold’ a film which is more just a sports drama. This one is surely worth its weight in gold.
“Gold” is a lackluster film that doesn’t seem too sure of itself. And coming from a director who has done better, it is a colossal disappointment.
Akshay Kumar’s tally of ‘Gold’ medals just went up. Give Brand India and him a standing ovation.
Akshay Kumar shines in patriotic blockbuster...
While recounting encounters from 1948, it's instructive, if not incredible, how this story on Indian sport remains just as relevant in 2018—looking chiefly at big victories being a result of private persistence, philanthropy, personal drive, rather than collective passion flowing from the top. This could be said about any recent, major Indian win, outside of cricket. As you can tell, we are kinda sold on Gold. Yup, you should be too.
Gold has its occasional redeeming moments, but for the most part it just skims the surface of a landscape once examined with such depth by Chak De! India.
Overall, with an overload of patriotic films in the recent past, Gold fails to offer anything exciting.
Akshay Kumar's portrayal of Tapan Das is convincing and effective...
Despite the presence of the national anthem, the tricolour, and a story based on India's first Olympics win, the film’s nationalism fails to bring the goosebumps on