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

 -  Drama | Family | Sport  -  10 August 2007 (India)
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The story of a hockey player who returns to the game as a coach of a women's hockey team.

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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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Storyline

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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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

Joh Abraham was the first choice for Shah Rukh's role. See more »

Goofs

When Komal Chautala arrives, she is seen playing hockey with the boys. In one shot they are shown swerving their hockey stick around a man and she hits the ball. In the next shot the ball breaks a mirror on the driver's side of the car and the same man is sitting on the driver's side of the car. See more »

Quotes

Kabir Khan: Neither I hear the name of states nor do I see them.I only hear just one name:I-N-D-I-A
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Referenced in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman (2007) 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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11 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is so refreshing to see an actor as good as ShahRukh Khan, being given a good role. Here he is stripped from all the gloss and sheen and most of the unnecessary melodrama and the final result is surprisingly entertaining! The story is really simple and there are not really very many surprises in the plot but you really don't care. ShahRukh shows again how much he can entertain given a chance and the director gives him the space to do so. The girls who make up the team he is coaching are really delightful and the time spent developing their stories was time well spent. The director could have eased of a little bit on patriotism where it was not directly relevant, but it doesn't really mar the whole experience.

Overall a fun experience! You will not even notice the absence of many songs!


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