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Chak de! India (2007)

Chak De! India (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Sport | 10 August 2007 (India)
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A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity.

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Vidya Sharma
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Preety Sabharwal
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Bindia Naik
Arya Menon ...
Gul Iqbal
Seema Azmi ...
Rani Dispotta
Nisha Nair ...
Soimoi Kerketa
Sandia Furtado ...
Nethra Reddy
Masochon V. Zimik ...
Molly Zimik
Kimi Laldawla ...
Mary Ralte
Chitrashi Rawat ...
Shubhi Mehta ...
Gunjun Lakhani
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Aliya Bose
Tanya Abrol ...
Balbir Kaur
Kimberly Miranda ...
Rachna Prasad
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Kabir Khan lives a middle-class lifestyle along with his widowed mom in Delhi, India, and is the Captain of the Indian men's hockey team. He fails to score at the last tournament resulting in Pakistan winning the World Cup amidst allegations that he was more inclined toward his opponents due to his religion. Kabir and his mom move away and virtually disappear for seven years. Thereafter Kabir surfaces to be a Coach for the women's hockey team, consisting of 16 players from all over India, some of who do not communicate well. Kabir's disciplinarian style ends up offending the players, lead by the militant Bindia Naik, who decide not to participate unless he resigns amidst allegations that he is having an affair with soon to-be married Vidya Sharma, who he appoints as the new Captain. Things change after a brawl with eve-teasers at the local McDonald's, the girls accept Kabir, however, the Chair of the Indian Women Hockey Association, Tripathi, decides to pull out of the World Cup but ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Sometimes Winning is Everything

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Drama | Family | Sport

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10 August 2007 (India)  »

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Chak De! India  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£128,480 (UK) (10 August 2007)

Gross:

$1,113,541 (USA) (14 September 2007)
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Trivia

This film sparked a national resurgence of interest in the sport. Within days of the film's appearance, sales of hockey sticks shot up by 30%. See more »

Goofs

In camp, Kabir says, "You are the best 16 hockey players in India". There are only 15 in the scene. The missing one is Vidya Sharma. See more »

Quotes

Kabir Khan: She is only fainted! Not DEAD... Get her out of the field...
[with disbelief]
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Connections

Featured in Billu (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Ek Hockey Doongi Rakh Ke
Music by Salim Merchant & Suleiman Merchant
Lyric by Jaideep Sahni
Performed by Shah Rukh Khan (as Shahrukh Khan), Kay Kay and Hockey Team Members
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Predictable Yet Great
10 August 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Bollywood finally Manages to Pull out a Wonderful Sports Movie and After some upsets, Yash Raj Production comes with a brilliant film (Though they have nothing to do with it (Except the money).. Real stars are indeed the hockey players, SRK and the director Shimit Amin).

Movie starts seven years back when Shahrukh Khan is accused of Match fixing in a hockey world cup final. After seven years, he returns to coach a hopeless Women hockey team. The rest of the movie deals with his journey to glory of the National team..

The things that stands out for me are.. the Team. Talented actresses gathered from all over the country have done a wonderful job. Acting was top class. Shahrukh Khan have played a character that suits his age and does seriously well. Hockey sequences are great and do give a feel of an international tournament. A nice blend of funny and amazingly inspiring dialogs adds to the brilliance.

However, the movie has its share of shortcomings. Most of the times, movie successfully manages to overshadow the predictable nature of the story, but the ending sequence was absolutely the same what i thought of before the movie started. We all knew what would happen in the end, but a bit of fine tuning would have made this film a masterpiece.

Anyways, 'Chak de India' is not just a brave attempt. It goes beyond that tag. It's a wonderful and a courageous attempt. A movie that manages to match the brilliance of Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander.


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