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Chak de! India (2007)

Chak De! India (original title)
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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.

Director:

Shimit Amin

Writers:

Jaideep Sahni (dialogue), Jaideep Sahni (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Kabir Khan
Vidya Malvade ... Vidya Sharma
Sagarika Ghatge ... Preety Sabharwal
Shilpa Shukla ... Bindia Naik
Arya Menon Arya Menon ... Gul Iqbal
Seema Azmi Seema Azmi ... Rani Dispotta
Nisha Nair Nisha Nair ... Soimoi Kerketa
Sandia Furtado Sandia Furtado ... Nethra Reddy
Masochon V. Zimik Masochon V. Zimik ... Molly Zimik
Kimi Laldawla Kimi Laldawla ... Mary Ralte
Chitrashi Rawat ... Komal Chautala
Shubhi Mehta Shubhi Mehta ... Gunjun Lakhani
Anaitha Nair ... Aliya Bose
Tanya Abrol ... Balbir Kaur
Kimberly Miranda 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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Taglines:

Sometimes Winning is Everything

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

10 August 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Chak De! India See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kaushik and his team taught the crew "all [they] knew about hockey". 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

Kabir Khan: She is only fainted! Not DEAD... Get her out of the field...
[with disbelief]
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Connections

Referenced in Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Badal Pe Paon Hain
Music by Salim Merchant & Salim-Sulaiman
Lyric by Jaideep Sahni
Performed by Hema Sardesai
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SRK + Girl Power
11 August 2007 | by dsoumyaSee 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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