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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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Gul Iqbal
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Molly Zimik
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Mary Ralte
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Bindia Naik
Shubhi Mehta ...
Gunjun Lakhani
Anaitha Nair ...
Aliya Bose
Sagarika Ghatge ...
Preety Sabharwal
Kimberly Miranda ...
Rachna Prasad


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 (

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Release Date:

10 August 2007 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Chak De! India  »

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£128,480 (UK) (10 August 2007)


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

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The girls in the cast were trained in a 3-4 month hockey camp so that the game play doesn't look artificial in the movie. See more »


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 »


Kabir Khan: She is only fainted! Not DEAD... Get her out of the field...
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Referenced in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman (2007) See more »


Maula Mere Le Le Meri Jaan
Music by Salim Merchant & Suleiman Merchant
Lyric by Jaideep Sahni
Performed by Krishna
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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 of 2007

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