Did you know the significance behind Excel Entertainment's Gold release date?


The trailer of Excel Entertainment's Independence Day bonanza, Gold was unveiled recently to a roaring response with more than 32 million views in less than 4 days.

The film showcases the dream of Tapan Das played by Akshay Kumar, who wishes to win India’s first gold medal in hockey as an independent nation. He coaches the team for the 1948 Olympics in London, inspiring the athletes to make a mark against the British on their own turf. Subsequently, India won the gold medal on August 12, 1948.

Considering the date that India had won a gold medal, the makers decided to release the film on 15th of August to pay a tribute.

The high on patriotism story of Gold has struck a chord with the audience, with the trailer breaking the internet upon its release. Within minutes since its launch, 'HEROIC GOLD TRAILER' began trending on social media.

Appreciation further galore for the Gold trailer, with B-Town giving a unanimous thumbs up to the inspiring story of legends who brought India its very first Gold medal.

Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Abbas Mastan, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ali Fazal amongst others, took to social media applauding the trailer of the film.

Filling the masses with immense pride for the nation, the trailer showcases the dream of Tapan Das played by Akshay Kumar to win Gold for free India for the first time. Uniting the nation with one dream, the trailer captures the patriotic sense of the film, hailing it to be the perfect Independence day release.

Gold traces the journey of a man dreaming to win free India's first Gold in Hockey. The sports drama starring Akshay Kumar takes the audience back in time to witness the struggle of a team to make the nation proud.

India won its first Gold medal as an independent nation at the Olympics on the 12th of August 1948. Celebrating this historic occasion, the makers are all set to release the film on the 15th of August this year.

Earlier, The makers of the upcoming Akshay Kumar starrer 'Gold' opted for a unique promotional strategy as they released a special unit in the theaters on Friday. The short video requesting the patrons to stand up for the national anthem of Britain, took everyone by surprise.

The film has been shot across the UK and India, capturing the fascinating aspects of the pre-independent era.

‘Gold’ not only marks the first ever association between Akshay Kumar and Excel Entertainment led by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar but also is the debut of TV sensation Mouni Roy.

Starring Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh and Sunny Kaushal, Gold promises power packed performances by an ensemble cast.

Gold is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, helmed by Reema Kagti and is all set to release on the 15th August 2018.