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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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$351,887, 12 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,113,541, 16 September 2007
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Trivia

John Abraham was the first choice for Shah Rukh's role. See more »

Goofs

When Kabir Khan takes his crew to give a farewell lunch, they end up fighting with a group of anti-social elements, in the fiasco one of the girl pushes a guy off the bar and he falls on a car breaking its windshield. Later on in a long shot at the end of the scene, one can see the car intact. 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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Spoofed in Happy New Year (2014) See more »

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Bad Bad Girls
Music by Salim Merchant & Salim-Sulaiman
Lyric by Jaideep Sahni
Performed by Anushka Manchandani
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A full cup, a nice surprise from SRK & YRF
10 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

Having originally planned to both not see Chak De and also to hate it, I went to see the first show and I now love it very much!!

Two nights ago I saw Kal Ho Naa Ho for the 100th time. I found it beautiful, as always, but also realized it never makes me want to cry. Chak De!, on the other hand, is relatively "plain" to look at, and understated (at least for Bollywood), and I felt that wonderful emotional brimming-up-but-not-quite-over time and again throughout the story.

The whole thing about this team of girls from all over India who have to be made into a team really works - you get to know enough about several girls to have a secure sense of the essence of each -- the one with the bad temper, the one whose husband wants her to come home and cook, the senior player who resents the new coach's control, the ones who are out for themselves -- and the problem each presents in relation to SRK's task of making a team out of a collection of individuals

Of course this is any coach's job, but I like the moral resonance with the sad back-story of Shah Rukh Khan's character. Kabir Khan, like the real Indian player on whom the story is based, is an Indian Muslim. He was unjustly accused of throwing a match to Pakistan, and lost his career. A team where all have the identity "India" is an actual team; implicitly I think a country with the identity "India" doesn't engage in persecutory projection and hatred toward a member perceived as "other."

A note about the photography, I like the use of a dusty tone for the first half of the movie, and then a much brighter color skin for the second half, when we leave India and practice fields and go to Australia. The girls' exposure to the bigness and luxury of the west was handled so nicely - we're given their pleasure in all that's new to their eyes--giant swimming pools, exercise machinery, lavish hotel buffets -- but in passing: the Bollywood Visual Excess machine is not in operation, and the shed has several locks on the door. At some official function, we get to see them all in saris and a bit of makeup, but here too it's all under control, they're all dressed alike and half of them hate it.

Shah Rukh is great. There is no sentimentality in the movie and his character is restrained. The music -- no "songs" -- is varied and good -- if I could do without the rap music (for life!!), I loved the Sufi refrain that turns up over and over, that seems to express SRK's character's anguish in separation, longing for reunion (with God).

I've always felt that sadness was quite nearby for Shah Rukh -- here he neither conceals nor dramatizes it, he just lets us feel it. On a more mundane note, though I love Shah Rukh in all his Karan-Johar-selected beautiful clothes, I found it relaxing to see him in a small number of normal coach's costumes, shirts, khakis, and blazers that appropriately looked bought off the racks in Macy's.

The movie really never hits a wrong note. It's also just wonderful in its feminist position. Generally speaking I feel just boredom and agitation at movie violence; in this one, when the girls beat up boys who'd been harassing them, I felt joy.


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