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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.

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Gross USA:

$1,120,404

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,505,244
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Andy Webster of The New York Times wrote that the film gave a fresh look to the conventional underdog sports film, comparing its premise to the U.S. victory in the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. 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

Bindia Naik: [angered that Vidya is the captain... unzips her sweater] What can she offer you that I can't, tell me?
Kabir Khan: [zips her sweater back up] You just answered that question yourself.
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Connections

Referenced in Chance Pe Dance (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Ek Hockey Doongi Rakh Ke
Music by Salim Merchant & Sulaiman Merchant
Lyric by Jaideep Sahni
Performed by Shah Rukh Khan (as Shahrukh Khan), Krishnakumar Kunnath and Hockey Team Members
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Very enjoyable movie with an excellent ensemble cast
9 August 2007 | by movie_freak_dubaiSee all my reviews

I have always loved good melodramatic underdog sports movies such as Remember the Titans,Invincible etc and now we have the bollywood version with Chak De India.

Hats off to the production team and the director for coming out with a fresh and very high quality product with excellently filmed hockey scenes that are quite realistic. I loved the wonderful cast of unknown girls who make up the Indian national women's hockey team. All of them had a part to play and they played them beautifully while executing some rigorous hockey action. They were excellent and gave wonderfully natural performances that should shame some of the already established actresses. Special mention should be given to the actress playing Bindya Naik. My favourite was the actress who played the spirited but pint sized forward from Haryana, she was really cute and funny in a tomboyish sort of way.

Shahrukh Khan was excellent in this movie..... his best performance since Swades in my opinion as he played against type. Had some wonderful moments with the girls and drew lots of cheers and laughs from the audience. If the movie succeeds then a lot of the credit has to go the King khan's crowd pulling power.

If this film succeeds and I sincerely hope it does, I think Amin (director) and Yashraj films are going to start a whole new trend a la DDLJ with a whole slew of sports related movies coming from Bollywood. I am sure cricket will be next on the agenda.

A thoroughly enjoyable ride....go watch it.

P.S. - some interesting trailers shown as well Laga Chunari Main Daag, Aaja Nachle and Goal (the Indian bend it like beckham maybe?)


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