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Chakde! India (2007)
"Chak De! India" (original title)

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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 Malvade ...
Vidya Sharma
Tanya Abrol ...
Balbir Kaur
Chitrashi Rawat ...
Komal Chautala
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
Shilpa Shukla ...
Bindia Naik
Shubhi Mehta ...
Gunjun Lakhani
Anaitha Nair ...
Aliya Bose
Sagarika Ghatge ...
Preety Sabharwal
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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10 August 2007 (India)  »

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Chak De! India  »

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Opening Weekend:

£128,480 (UK) (10 August 2007)

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

Writer Jaideep Sahni got the idea for the script when he was flicking through a newspaper and a small story about a women's hockey team caught his eye. See more »

Goofs

When Kabir Khan takes his crew to give a farewell lunch, they end up fighting with a group of anti-social elements, in the fiasco one of the girl pushes a guy off the bar and he falls on a car breaking its windshield. Later on in a long shot at the end of the scene, one can see the car intact. See more »

Quotes

Bindia Naik: [angered that Vidya is the captain... unzips her sweater] What can she offer you that I can't, tell me?
Kabir Khan: [zips her sweater back up] You just answered that question yourself.
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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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Best of 2007!
13 August 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

We have seen a lot of underdog sports movies over the years which have been inspirational,cinematic and realistic...chak de India follows the realistic genre..... the film is very predictable in most parts but what makes the film memorable is the performance of the actors,screenplay,direction and also the background score...

its a patriotic movie which depicts the story of women's hockey in India,the difficulty faced by the coach in uniting a diverse team and finally make them successful...srk pulls of a fantastic performance without his signature songs and dance...he has silenced all his critics with this performance....amin deserves a perfect 10 for direction which makes him the director to look out in the future....bgm is great throughout the movie...finally all those young girls deserve a standing ovation for their respective roles(most of them are débutante's) My verdict: a must watch...best of 2007


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