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  • ...is a brilliant, touching saga that would surely entertain viewers and make them hoot for the retro men in blue.

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  • Reema Kagti and Rajesh Devraj’s script is not a true account of a real-life incident, but is a fictional and gripping take on the actual story of free India’s first gold. There’s never a dull moment and Kagti’s direction deserves credit for it.

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  • After all the manipulations and references from known clichés from a sports genre, Gold is undoubtedly a story that needs to be told, at times when people question India’s ability in the sports arena

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  • Actors try to make up for a little slack in pace, but its capacity to moist your eyes at will is Gold’s real strength. Akshay is in top form and this is your must watch Independence Day film.​

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  • ...a film which is more just a sports drama. This one is surely worth its weight in gold.

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  • There's a silly grin on your face as forgetting the grim reality of today, you feel proud to be an Indian, for a few moments at least...

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  • ...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.

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  • Akshay Kumar’s tally of ‘Gold’ medals just went up. Give Brand India and him a standing ovation.

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  • Director Reema Kagti ticks all the boxes here but seems a bit afraid that the proceedings could spill over into forced patriotism.

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  • ...a thoroughly engaging sporting drama with all its necessary ingredients—namely infighting, warring egos, and sharp strategy...

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  • ...inconsistencies and the exhausting length weigh down Gold. But Reema ably pulls the loose threads together in the thrilling climactic match.

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  • Playing the “independence + partition” card with all its strength but ineffectively, there isn’t anything else too novel about the film.

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  • It is 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.

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  • You know you are being played, but you don’t expect anything else, because it’s that kind of film : when the `tiranga’ went up, I teared up.

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  • ...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.

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  • The sluggish pacing over 153 minutes contain few moments of surprise or discovery. In the end, the inevitable clamber for the exit gate is stalled in the final moments by the strains of the national anthem.

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  • The conflict is fine, the principle characters beautifully etched, but what drags the film down is its predictability and its slow pace.

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  • The story itself is a nice idea, but that extra beat, that crucial unwillingness to trust the viewer, reveals the film’s insecurities.

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  • ...dragged down by a storyline that puts too much store by the anticipated crowd-pulling power of a Bollywood A-lister.

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  • ...Gold's increasing tendency to take a simplistic and contrived approach to history to create thrill doesn't work.

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  • ...Akshay Kumar is insisting on being the Neo Mr Bharat, film after film, that is now beginning to bore and grate. Someone please rescue him from being the inspirational conscience keeper of contemporary shining India and take him back to entertainment, entertainment, entertainment.

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  • Unlike Talaash, which was incendiary material that could be handled in Reema Kagti’s tasteful style, Gold needs a director who’s a shameless hustler.

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  • Great story, mediocre film.

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