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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 (12) | 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.

September 4, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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.

August 25, 2007 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

August 16, 2007 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

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

August 15, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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…
Hindustan Times

This is exceptionally well written (Jaideep Sahni take a bow), well acted and put together.

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

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

Super Reviewer

Heartwarming, but more like Boring.

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

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