Chakde! India
Chakde! India (2007)

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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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 10, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 92% 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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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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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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Khalid Mohamed
Hindustan Times

Shah Rukh Khan is outstanding -- it's a performance that is comparable and at points even more internalised than the one in Swades.

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Film4

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

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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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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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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