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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:
... Kabir Khan
... Vidya Sharma
... Preety Sabharwal
... Bindia Naik
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
... Komal Chautala
Shubhi Mehta ... Gunjun Lakhani
... Aliya Bose
... 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

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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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Trivia

This film is based on the real life of legendary hockey player Mirranjan Negi. See more »

Goofs

The day and time in Aaj Tak Tv News is always "Tuesday 10:59", even during the next day's riots. 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 Ishqiya (2010) 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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MY views on CHak De India
10 August 2007 | by 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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