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Chakde! India (2007)

Chak De! India (original title)
A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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10 August 2007 (India)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£128,480 (UK) (10 August 2007)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

The word 'Gaddaar' (traitor) written with simple coal on front wall of kabir Khan's house remains intact, even after more than seven years. See more »

Quotes

Kabir Khan: [to Bindya] There's only room for one bully on this team! And that bully is me.
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Connections

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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MY views on CHak De India
10 August 2007 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

In plain and simple words, I loved CDI. Heck, even if you take SRK out of it, I would still love it! This movie is about a man trying to prove his dedication and love for his sport, his people, and his country. This is about a man scorned by the nation, shunned by his close ones, and his redemption in the way he knows best. Its this main underlying theme that makes CDI special. This theme is so universal, and so identifiable, that your heart connects instantly.

CDI is about Indian sportswomen coming to the forefront, about the stark and grim realities staring at our national sport, and the reasons behind that. It is about unity in diversity, strength in weakness, and putting the team above oneself. Its about the sacrifices one has to make in order to achieve his goals. Its about the success of true sporting spirit! Its real, yet entertaining. Its patriotic without being jingoistic. Its international, yet soaked in Indianness. Its a collage of the different states of India, and the difficult but fruitful formation of this collage.

I have never played or watched or been interested in hockey! But this movie does not need that to touch your heart. All it needs is some patriotism, humility and goodness in your heart. If thats in abundance, I am sure you will love it.

As for the performances, I would just say the entire team rocks. the keyword here is TEAM, as thats what this film is all about! Enjoy !


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