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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

Due to the film's strong critical response, theaters reported 80-percent occupancy for its opening weekend. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Chitrashi Rawat (Komal Chautala) is introduced playing with some boys from Delhi, after she breaks the side light of a car, her father calls out to her and she comes near where her father and mother are standing. At this time, one can see her mother's dupatta alternate between either being over her head or behind her in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Kabir Khan: Neither I hear the name of states nor do I see them.I only hear just one name:I-N-D-I-A
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Soundtracks

Bad Bad Girls
Music by Salim Merchant & Sulaiman Merchant
Lyric by Jaideep Sahni
Performed by Anushka Manchanda
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User Reviews

 
Bollywood's First of its kind.......Perfection Personified
11 August 2007 | by hsm2310See all my reviews

Aha..Finally Bollywood has a full fledged sports movie.This one is certainly worth a watch for every movie lover.This is a very well made movie with nothing unnecessary being added.

Being an SRK fan I love to see him in all sorts of roles but these are the ones which bring the real actor out of him, Swades being another example.

Role of a coach is perfectly portrayed by SRK.He is the most energetic actor around and he has put it all into it.The story of this movie moves very subtly and augments the excitement every next second.

For a country like India with its national game as hockey this movie was long due.Finally, when it has arrived,it hasn't disappointed.It has also indirectly displayed the crippled Indian sports system which needs much improvement.Lets hope concerned people learn something from it.This movie can really do wonders for the next generation of aspiring hockey players.

CDI is entertaining,insightful,inspiring and yet very simple which is its greatness.This movie succeeds in bringing out tears and giggles and also lets the adrenaline flow in full pace.

The cinematography and editing are equally good.They succeeded in capturing each moment with its complete emotion.

The director has treated the subject extremely well and has brought 100% from all the new actors.The character selection was spot on too. SRK and all others rocked!!!! All in all 10/10. Nothing less for this one!


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