Chak De! India (2007)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 30 mins

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Kabir Khan lives a middle-class lifestyle along with his widowed mother in Delhi, India, and is the Captain of the Indian men's hockey team. He fails to score at the last tournament resulting in Pakistan winning the World Cup amidst allegations that he was more inclined toward his opponents due to his religion. Unable to bear these false allegations, Kabir and his mother move away and virtually disappear for seven years. Thereafter, Kabir surfaces to be a Coach for the women's hockey team, consisting of 16 players from all over India, some of who do not communicate well. Kabir's disciplinarian style ends up offending the players, lead by the militant Bindia Naik, who decide not to participate unless he resigns. Amidst allegations that he is having an affair with soon to-be married Vidya Sharma, who he appoints as the new Captain, the internal landscape of the team is filled with suspicion, politics and turmoil. Things change after a brawl with eve-teasers at the local McDonald's, the girls accept Kabir, however, the Chair of the Indian Women Hockey Association, Tripathi, decides to pull out of the World Cup but decides to give them a shot after Kabir challenges the men's team. The women lose by a goal but their performance compels the Association to revise their decision and dispatch them to Melbourne, Australia. In the very first match against six-time winning team of Australia, the Indian team lose 7-0 to, but manage to struggle back to the semi-finals after defeating Great Britain, Argentina, and Korea. On the eve of the final match Kabir will meet secretly with two rival players, Preety Sabharwal (who is engaged to be married to Cricket Team Captain, Abhimanyu Singh), and Komal Chautala, and during this meeting he will tell them that two of his hockey players will be playing for the Australians. Preety and Komal are deeply impacted by this revelation. Will Kabir's intense and unusual strategies bring the team together and provide the upliftment they desperately need for ultimate victory?

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan

Crew: Shimit Amin (Director), Anil Singh (Director of Photography), Salim Merchant (Music Director), Suleiman Merchant (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 10 Aug 2007 (India)

Tagline: Sometimes winning is everything

Hindi Name: चकदे! इंडिया

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Did you know? The girls in the cast underwent 3-4 months of hockey training to prepare for the film. Read More
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as Kabir Khan
as Aliya Bose
as Gul Iqbal
as Komal Chautala
as Sukhlal
Supporting Actress
as Rachna Prasad
as Mary Ralte
as Molly Zimik
Supporting Actor
as Rakesh
as Nichola Sequiera
as Soimoi Kerketa
as Raynia Fernandes
as Preety Sabharwal
as Nethra Reddy
as Rani Dispotta
as Bindia Naik
as Gunjun Lakhani
as Balbir Kaur
as Krishnaji
as Vidya Sharma
as Abhimanyu Singh


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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Sometimes winning is everything
Movie Connection(s):
Spoofed in: Happy New Year (Hindi)
Factual Mistake
The word 'Gaddaar written with simple coal on front wall of kabir Khan's house remains intact, even after more than seven years.

During the farewell lunch scene, the girls 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.
The film was inspired by the Indian women's hockey team's win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

The film sparked a national resurgence of interest in hockey. with sales of hockey sticks shooting up by 30% within days of the film's release.

This film is inspired by the real life story of legendary hockey player Mirranjan Negi.

The girls in the cast underwent 3-4 months of hockey training to prepare for the film.