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.
Art House & International , Drama
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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.

Full Review… | August 24, 2007
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.

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

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

Full Review… | August 15, 2007
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.

Full Review… | May 4, 2015
Hindustan Times

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

Full Review… | May 4, 2015
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


This is surely one of the best movies from shahrukh khan. A very strong story and it hits all the right chords. Everything worked for this movie actors, songs, story everything. It increases the thirst of every hungry underdog for success, to prove himself or herself. It gives so many right messages at right time and to right people or I should say people who really need to get those messages. The match between girl and boys addresses girls hunger to prove they are not less than men. Winning at international level defeating well equipped, well trained team addresses wishes and desires of every success starving little guy. Absolutely brilliant concept executed to perfection.

Varun Gupta
Varun Gupta

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