This Independence Day, you can raise your flags and your expectations!

Rating – 4 / 5

Sporty zealous patriotic films that make you involuntarily clap & cheer (Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Chak De India to name a few) have always won our hearts, but before I tell you how awe-inspiring our today’s film Gold was, please note that my opinion is solely based on the film and remains unaffected by my pouring love for the producers & of course, the love of my life, Akshay Kumar!

Inspired from real life events, Gold centers on Tapan Das (Akshay Kumar), a drunkard-cum-patriot, who also happens to be the so-called manager of the Indian hockey team, and his life-long mission to win the Olympic gold medal as free India, liberated from British rule.

One hell of a film that generates an inextinguishable fire in your heart, making you equally greedy for the final gold with its fine presentation of vintage India, soul-stirring dialogues and perfect timing between build-up and conflict. And yet, fails to let go of the classic Akshay-borne comedy. The film’s strength lies in the mind-boggling hockey scenes – straight from the 1936 matches to the 1948 final winning game, the accuracy and detail created by director Reema Kagti is sure to kick in some dopamine and leave you soaring high!

Humare ghar mein inqalaab zindabaad pehle hota hai, phir naashta hota hai!

Best performances? All of them! Right from the pole opposites star hockey players RP Singh (Amit Sadh) & Himmat (Sunny Kaushal), to the poise, supporting but retired Samraat (Kunal Kapoor) and the surprisingly-adorable Monobina (Mouni Roy). Each one of the actors has moulded into their respective roles so perfectly and, much like the message of the film, it’s the fervent teamwork of the entire star cast that keeps the movie balanced, controlled but pretty damn effective!

Akshay Kumar. Enough said right? His character’s innocent and juvenile qualities blend so flawlessly with his nationalistic desperation to win the gold that once again, we have our eyes fixed and our hearts stolen away.

An assortment of catchy songs and subtle-but-striking one-liners was truly the cherry on top!

Posted by:The Cine Surgeon

Diu Somani, The CineSurgeon, is a student of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Diu has two main loves, animals and Bollywood.