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Chakde! India (2007)
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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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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

In the opening scene of the match between India and Pakistan, Kabir is awarded a penalty stroke by the umpire. In Hockey, the time stops from the awarding of a Penalty stroke. In the movie the clock keeps running down.

Also the position of the umpire to Kabir's right is incorrect, this umpire should be behind and to the right of Kabir. 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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Badal Pe Paon Hain
Music by Salim Merchant & Suleiman Merchant
Lyric by Jaideep Sahni
Performed by Hema Sardesai
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well done Shahrukh!!!!!!!
11 August 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

As Shahrukh khan is trying do work in different type of movies than he has done till now(mostly romantic) he makes an attempt at the sports genre and delivers yet another brilliant performance.

The story is of the Indian women hockey team which because of its poor performance and lack of sponsors is unable to find a good coach.Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan ) a former national hockey team player steps in to take the responsibility of the new coach .The rest of the movie shows how he takes Indian women hockey team to a new hight and how he regains his lost dignity The plot of the movie is linear and predictable without any twist or surprises, in fact it is quality of direction and acting by Shahrukh khan ( well supported by the rest of the cast),which sucks you in the movie and does not let you get bored. Music of the movie is good including the title song which is quite inspirational.It has to be said that good level of effort has been put into every part of the movie whether it is casting or hockey(matches)choreography (which is acceptable).

Although the winning streak of the team at the world cup may seem to an extent unrealistic but overall Chak De India can be said as an entertaining and inspirational movie and is a must watch for every Shah Rukh Khan fan and critic for his brilliant performance.


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