Chak De! India
Chak De! India (2007)

"Chak De India" revolves around a man who mentors a field hockey team of young and feisty girls. Their determination, ambition and skills are put to test in an ultimate contest with the world's top teams. For the girls it is a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Derek Elley
Variety

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

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Film4

[It's] proudly old-fashioned but still manages to feel fresh.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

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.

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Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK

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

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Carrie R. Wheadon
Common Sense Media

Indian underdog sports film will make American girls cheer.

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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

The plot contains no surprises, but the matches are deftly shot and the film is a buoyant expression of girl power.

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Jaspreet Pandohar
BBC.com

While the tale of the sporting underdog is hardly new, Jaideep Sahni's screenplay offers a rare look at a popular Indian sport often overshadowed by cricket.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Lesley N
Sports film (translation - Go For It, India!) with a difference as disgraced ex-hockey player Shahrukh Khan volunteers to coach the scornfully regarded India… More
Joseph Eastmond
Heartwarming, but more like Boring.
Leo L
Fantastic movie! Great story plot about the perservance of young women in sports: field hockey. Shahrukh Khan is phenomenal in this movie. Awesome music.… More