The upcoming historical sports drama ‘Gold’ by Excel entertainment is set against the backdrop of 1940s India, the movie is based on an inspiring story of independent India’s Olympic win of that year.

The story illustrates Akshay Kumar playing a man who brings together a men’s hockey team to achieve the dream of winning the Olympics, despite all the challenges faced and how they won their first ever gold medal. It is an inspiring story of how a team brought pride and respect for their country.

Mid-day reports that more than 2000 actors were hired to recreate the 1940s era for the film. The trailer shows that the makers have used numerous props to portray the vintage look. The attires and makeup of the actors have been given fine detail to show the lifestyle of the society back then. ‘Gold’ has been shot across the UK and India, capturing the captivating aspects of the pre-independence era.

India won its first Gold medal as an independent nation at the Olympics on the 12th of August 1948. Celebrating this historic occasion, the film is set to release on the 15th August 2018 in India, to tie-in with Independence Day.

Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, directed by Reema Kagti, the film stars Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh and Sunny Kaushal. ‘Gold’ promises energetic performances by a collaborative and talented cast.