Chakde! India (2007)



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A former player turned coach tries his best to mold a disparate, ragtag group of women field-hockey players into suitable representatives of the national team of India.

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Critic Reviews for Chakde! India

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

India is definitely Bollywood, ashamed of neither sentimentality nor predictability. Yet its sharp-eyed view of Indian society makes for a world of difference from old-style, sugar-coated Bollywood films.

Sep 4, 2007

The film's greatest merit is its commentary on sexism in India. As it should, Chak De! India gives the women, in the closing credits, the last word.

Aug 25, 2007 | Full Review…

Weaves its familiar story with some fresh textures and even manages to invest the conflict on the field with a resonance that transcends the tick-tock turnover of the numerals on the scoreboard.

Aug 16, 2007 | Full Review…

A patriotic heartwarmer that scores some old-fashioned entertainment goals despite its flaws.

Aug 15, 2007 | Full Review…
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Shah Rukh Khan is outstanding -- it's a performance that is comparable and at points even more internalised than the one in Swades.

May 4, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Great performances by a bunch of unknowns, a gritty pace and a marvellous restraint make Chakde India an unbridled ode to patriotism without any hysterical chest-beating.

May 4, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chakde! India


Sports film (translation - Go For It, India!) with a difference as disgraced ex-hockey player Shahrukh Khan volunteers to coach the scornfully regarded India womens team for the World Cup. Like BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, only with sticks, and good Sunday afternoon watching entertainment.

Lesley N
Lesley N

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Heartwarming, but more like Boring.

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

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Fantastic movie! Great story plot about the perservance of young women in sports: field hockey. Shahrukh Khan is phenomenal in this movie. Awesome music. Definitely worthy.

Leo L
Leo L

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