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Chakde! India
Director: Shimit Amin
Shahrukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Tanya Abrol, Sandia Furtado, Lalhmingkimi Khiangte, Shubhi Mehta,
Film Information:
Contains mild language, violence and sex references
149 mins
Friday 10 August 2007 by Yash Raj Films
15 cert camera
Shah Rukh Khan in Chakde! India
Shah Rukh Khan in Chakde! India
A touching film which brings out patriotism.

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The film opens on Kabir Khan (Shah Rukh), India's once famous hockey player who misses that decisive, moment against Pakistan and is blamed for his team's defeat in the finals.

With his career ruined, a disgraced Kabir disappears from the public eye.

Seven years on, he reappears as a coach for a bunch of feisty girls who know nothing about the game.

Kabir is given three months to train his team for the Australian Hockey World.

It is here that the girls' determination, dignity, integrity and skills are put to the test whilst Kabir gets another chance to reclaim his lost honour.

This sports based film turns out to be a spellbinding experience due to Amin's excellent direction, a brilliant screenplay and well defined characters.

The movie grips you by surprise as you start vying for the girls when seeing them going through various emotional challenges and upheavals in order to achieve their goal.

Once again, Shah Rukh Khan wins you over with another award winning performance.

He uses his eyes and facial expressions to convey his innermost emotions of frustration, anger, vulnerability and most of all hopefulness for his team.

The girls get ample footage to exhibit their individual natures and personality clashes during the training sessions which are gradually resolved into a combined team spirit as they enter the final phase of the hockey tournament.

On the whole Chakde! India is a touching film which brings out the patriotic feeling about one's homeland. A must-see!

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Reviewed by Manish Gajjar
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