Gold - Uttely Disappointing

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Gold - Uttely Disappointing

Movie: Gold

Rating: 2/5

Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nayanthara, Ajmel Ameer, Krishna Kumar, Shabareesh Varma and Chemban Vinod Jose and others.

Director: Alphonse Puthren

Story: Alphonse Puthren

Cinematography: Anand C Chandran, Viswajith Odukkathil

Music: Rajesh Murugesan

Producer: Listin Stephen, Supriya Menon

Production: Magic Frames, Prithviraj Productions

Gold is an Indian comedy thriller film written, edited and directed by Alphonse Puthren. Produced by Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames, the film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran and Nayanthara in the lead roles. The movie got nice expectations before release. Let's see how this movie has succeeded in getting the things right or not.


Joshi S Kunjan (Prithviraj Sukumaran) wakes up to find a truck hastily parked outside his house, blocking its front gate. Prodded by his mother (played by Prithviraj’s mother Mallika Sukumaran) Joshi goes to investigate the strange pickup truck. He checks the cargo, which is about 200 boxes of portable speakers. As a law-abiding citizen, he goes straight to the cops to report the suspicious vehicle. But, it so happens that the situation at the police station mirrors his own. A truck carrying massive timber logs has broken down, blocking the entrance to the station. The whole station is stressed, so Joshi’s complaint takes a back seat. What happens after that? Was Joshi successful in getting out the truck? Whose truck was it and why it was parked at his house? Answers to these questions form the rest of the story.


The film could have been an interesting ride with the right mix of crime Elements and comedy of errors on screen. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to the potential. Other than the initial novelty of the situation created by the abandoned vehicle, there is nothing much to talk about the film.

Narration gradually loses its focus by introducing as many as actors like Sharafudheen, Roshan Mathew, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon, Soubin Shahir and quite a few others, who just come and go without any proper scenes or characters written for them. Even Nayanthara ends up as one of them, in an almost cameo-like role, having just a few lines to deliver. Even the majestic actor like prithviraj sukumaran couldn't do much because of the poorly written character.

There are some situational funny lines worked out when Joshi tries to hide the actual reality from police and everyone, but that doesn't stop this movie to become a tedious affair. 

Director Alphonse Puthren tries to impress with exquisite taking and editing in many scenes, but those attempts appear like some wannabe gimmicks rather than a coherent addition to the proceedings. Rajesh Murugesan's music is the only thing to takeaway from this movie.

As said above except for a fascinating initial setup, a few fun moments and nice music came good in this film, the momentum is lost soon in the first 40 mins itself, and it never picks up, towards climax the attempt of attaining unnecessary larger than life angle to the protagonist made it even more forgettable.


Initial plot

Few fun moments



Clueless and narration

Unnecessarily dragged and irritating scenes

Final Note:

The film could have been a good Crime comedy but it becomes a pointless, nonsensical movie due to the lack of clarity in the narration. Only few fun moments and music are the positives for this movie. 

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