The first theatrical trailer Gold, starring Akshay Kumar has been released. The movie is directed by Reema Kagti, and the star cast involves, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Vineet Singh. It is going to be released on August 15 2018. It is based on India’s first Olympic gold medal, and the journey of Tapan Das, played by Akshay Kumar, who, despite all adversities, leads the team to the games. This is the second directorial venture for Reema Kagti, who made the acclaimed and commercially successful, Talaash. The story of the movie is very compelling, and it is also a topic that is going to appeal to people on the Independence day.
The trailer looks beautifully realized, and is tells the heart pounding story with enough emotion that audiences are going to be pulled into the struggles of the characters. Akshay Kumar looks compelling, and Mouni Roy, as his wife, also makes an impression. The supporting cast looks strong, with character actors like Vineet Singh and Amit Sadh, also lend more gravitas to the proceedings.
The music is exhilarating, and also helps in making the trailer appear urgent. It looks like a very promising first look for the movie, and has enough talent before and behind the camera that it could be an easy success. Akshay Kumar has become one of the most prominent actors in Bollywood that have been making movies about socially conscious subjects in India, for which he has also received criticism, that he is making these specific movies to please the nationalist population and the government. However, an argument can be made for him that his movies do have some influence. Toilet ek prem katha was instrumental in spreading awareness about the lack of toilets in the counrty’s rural areas and Padman gave a taboo subject, menstrual hygiene an exploration.