A film was made of Independent India’s first Olympic gold medal, which was won by the Asian country’s hockey team in 1948 on the London-based five-ring games with its former colonist, Britain’s defeat. The Bollywood movie “Gold” was screened on Wednesday, the Indian Independence Day, in many countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, where it was mostly filmed.
One of the greatest stars of Indian filmmaking, Aksej Kumar, starring in 1936, begins at the Berlin Olympics in Nazi Germany, where the British-Indian men’s hockey team buys the third Olympic gold medal in the British flag. After winning Independence in 1947, he would be able to play for his next billiard in London, but there is no team, so head coach Kumar, Tapan Das, a fallen player is going to glimpse one in a country that is ultimately divided.
“Nothing binds the Indians as much as sport, especially when it comes to sports in which the Indians are defeating the British,” said one of the criticisms. The Hindi-language film has received good criticism, highlighting that it also seeks to capture the audience so that everyone knows the story.
Hockey is the most successful Olympic sports in India. The country has won eight of the nine gold medals so far, has a silver medal and two bronze medals. Between 1928 and 1956 he won the men’s hockey team in all the Olympics, then in 1964 and last 1980. (Their ninth gold medal was won in men’s air rifle in Beijing in 2008.)
The Gold film was mostly filmed in England, Bradford, Doncaster and Rotherham. More and more Indian crews are choosing the island: between 2006 and 2008 there are fewer than five Indian creations in Britain, between 2009 and 2011 there are already eight, in 2012-2014 there are fifteen, between 2015 and 2017, Gold was twenty-two. The staff spent almost £ 70 million (£ 25.5 billion) in Britain.
The island has become an extremely popular spot for the global film industry, and film production has expanded by 72 percent since 2014, according to the British Statistical Office (ONS). In 2016 foreign filmmakers spent £ 1.3 billion (473.7 billion forints) in Britain, according to the British Film Institute (BFI). This is double the data measured in 2012.