Akshay Kumar’s fans have all the right reasons to be excited and gear up for his next release Gold. Gold has been creating massive noise with its posters and teasers. The film directed by Reema Kagti marks the debut of TV sensation Mouni Roy on the silver screen.

Gold marks the first ever association between Akshay Kumar and Excel Entertainment led by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar.

The two minutes long trailer shows how Akshay Kumar, who plays a hockey coach in the film, prepares his team for Olympics and  leads it to win the first Gold medal for Independent India in 1948. Though fictionalised, the movie is based on the Indian hockey’s journey from 1936, when the country under British rule won the first Gold, to 1948 when India won again but first time after Independence in 1947. The trailer gives a peak into the 12 years’ wait, hard work and determination that turned a dream into reality.

Also, there is a quick introduction to characters of Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Kumar Singh and Sunny Kaushal, each of them a hockey player with a passion to play.

This is for the first time that Akshay is playing a Bengali character, and the actor has worked on his diction to get the accent right.

Here’s the trailer.

From the trailer, it seems Akshay Kumar has once again given an outstanding performance.

The actor took to his Twitter handle to share the trailer. His tweet read: “Winners under British India, Legends under Free India. Witness the golden era of Indian Hockey through #Gold”

While time will tell the f film can manage to hit gold at the box office, Akshay Kumar fans are definitely waiting for a Pad Man repeat in terms of numbers. Gold will hit the theatres on August 15, 2018.