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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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Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vidya Sharma
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Preety Sabharwal
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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
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Shubhi Mehta ...
Gunjun Lakhani
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Aliya Bose
Tanya Abrol ...
Balbir Kaur
Kimberly Miranda ...
Rachna Prasad
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Storyline

Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan) knows what it's like to come back from the dead. The ex Indian Captain has now come back in the avatar of the Coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey team. A team that exists more on paper and less in reality. The team is a rag-tag bunch of girls with their own agenda. A bunch of girls who have forgotten what it is like to play for the love of the game. Of playing because you want glory for your country. Not because you want a pensioned job or a government flat. They have all forgotten the sharp thrill of just holding the hockey stick, keeping their eyes on the ball and playing for all they are worth. They have played every game but hockey to make sure they get selected every year in the Indian National team. But what does it really mean to play for the Indian National team? To play for India? The girls have never known the thrilling energy of being Team India. Of giving their all to see their country's name on a trophy. But Kabir Khan, once a captain, ... Written by Official Source

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Sometimes Winning is Everything

Genres:

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 USA:

$351,887, 12 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,113,541, 16 September 2007
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title literally translates into "Come on, India!" See more »

Goofs

When Kabir Khan speaks to his team the very first time they are assembled together, he addresses his remarks to the 'best sixteen hockey players' in India, but he's speaking to fifteen girls. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Kabir Khan: This is the story of a team and they're playing for their one and only dream. To win the world cup so you better back up. Cause they're coming on now and they're coming on how. Get out of the way cause they're screaming "Chak De"!
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Connections

Referenced in Chance Pe Dance (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Bad Girls
Music by Salim Merchant & Salim-Sulaiman
Lyric by Jaideep Sahni
Performed by Anushka Manchandani
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Bollywood's First of its kind.......Perfection Personified
11 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Aha..Finally Bollywood has a full fledged sports movie.This one is certainly worth a watch for every movie lover.This is a very well made movie with nothing unnecessary being added.

Being an SRK fan I love to see him in all sorts of roles but these are the ones which bring the real actor out of him, Swades being another example.

Role of a coach is perfectly portrayed by SRK.He is the most energetic actor around and he has put it all into it.The story of this movie moves very subtly and augments the excitement every next second.

For a country like India with its national game as hockey this movie was long due.Finally, when it has arrived,it hasn't disappointed.It has also indirectly displayed the crippled Indian sports system which needs much improvement.Lets hope concerned people learn something from it.This movie can really do wonders for the next generation of aspiring hockey players.

CDI is entertaining,insightful,inspiring and yet very simple which is its greatness.This movie succeeds in bringing out tears and giggles and also lets the adrenaline flow in full pace.

The cinematography and editing are equally good.They succeeded in capturing each moment with its complete emotion.

The director has treated the subject extremely well and has brought 100% from all the new actors.The character selection was spot on too. SRK and all others rocked!!!! All in all 10/10. Nothing less for this one!


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