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  • Actors: Shah Rukh Khan
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Dancing Dolphin Llc
  • DVD Release Date: November 20, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ZKQWFW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #640,927 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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There was no romance to speak of and no dance numbers--just a very well done movie.
A. Reader
INDIA is loosely based on the real life India Women's hockey team who won the gold medal in the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.
H. Bala
The spirit is similar to Bend It Like Beckham, but I think I liked this movie even better.
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Did you know that, once upon a time, India was a perennial world power in the sport of field hockey? That, from 1928 to 1980, India garnered eight gold medals in the Olympics? So you'd think hockey would have a larger following. Instead, cricket reigns today as India's most popular national pastime, with field hockey skulking somewhere in the back. CHAK DE! INDIA, in its own little way, takes one tiny step to change that.

CHAK DE! INDIA tells the inspiring fictional story of the India women's national hockey team, from the rocky formation of its newest crop of members to its triumphant quest for the World Cup. CHAK DE! INDIA also tells the story of one man's redemption. As the film opens, the Women's Hockey World Cup is three months away, and yet India's team still doesn't have a coach. Not too surprising, as it's a team disparaged by most, even by the Indian hockey's governing body, of which one member scornfully states that Indian women are born to cook and clean. Finally, in steps Kabir Khan, a disgraced former player of the India Men's National Hockey Team who, seven years ago, was accused of throwing a championship game to Pakistan. But now Kabir has come out of seclusion to become the India women's new coach. And he's got something to prove. Hell, the whole team has got something to prove. But, first, Kabir Khan has to turn this combative, mismatched, agenda-steeped bunch into a cohesive unit...

In CHAK DE! INDIA ("Go, India!"or, maybe, "C'mon, India!"), Indian cinema refreshingly does away with its habitually overwrought melodrama and giddy romances. What we get is a simple story, told with impact and with restraint. It's one of the most entertaining and highest grossing Bollywood films of 2007. And why not? CHAK DE!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ranjan Chari on December 10, 2007
Format: DVD
A unique movie that highlights the poor state of India's sports and the apathy experienced by sportswomen. This could be among the best SRK performances and lacks all of the usual overacting that is his trademark. The movie proves that Bollywood can make highly entertaining movies and can do without the usual song and dance numbers while carrying a valuable social message. This movie rates 5 stars just for being more inventive than all the other dull-as-dishwater films that Bollywood churns out (mostly). The next movie should be about the abysmal Indian cricket team.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A reviewer on May 4, 2008
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I saw this on an airplane and enjoyed it very much. It's the very involving story of the Indian women's field hockey team. Shah Rukh Khan plays their coach, but mainly the movie is about the young women on the team and how they overcome obstacles to work together. (This is not your usual Bollywood movie--there's no singing or dancing.)

The spirit is similar to Bend It Like Beckham, but I think I liked this movie even better. A great choice for families or anyone who likes an unusual sports story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lyn on December 23, 2008
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The other reviews of this movie pretty much cover it. I just want to add that this is a more realistic and thoughtful movie that is more about uniting the regional differences of India into a cohesiveness as a national identity.
I'm not a sports lover yet I found the hockey quite watchable. It isn't so much a sports movie but rather a story about personalities and nation.
SRK is restrained but excellent. He is not really the main focus of the movie though as he steps back and allows the girls centre stage. Given that they are mostly unknowns and not even actors mostly the girls did a great job.
A world match is played out in Melbourne (where I am from) and I must say they made the place look good - made me want to visit it!
While there is background music, this isn't a song and dance Bollywood - no dances and one sporting song.
I benefited in my understanding of India from watching it and it is a movie they can be justly proud of.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. K. Das on September 27, 2008
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I don't know how many people have noticed this, but Preity's sexist and obnoxious boyfriend is practically a double of India's current young vice-captain and star, Mahendra Singh Dhoni-- put their portraits together and you can hardly tell the difference, except that Dhoni's hair is more tousled, his pic was taken in the open air. Which is too bad, because Dhoni is one of the nicest guys around-- always encouraging his players, leading by example, and modest almost to a fault in one-on-one interviews. I am proud to call him a fellow Delhi-wallah, too. If more had been shown of the boyfriend's cricketing talents, we might have thought better of him-- but naah, let him fester in his sexist juices-- Preity's heave-ho of her boyfriend at the end of the movie was well and truly deserved. Chak de, Dhoni.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lane R. Hatcher on August 31, 2008
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What a great film this is -- well-drawn characters, lots of heart, and an ending that is left a little in suspense until the last moment (it could go either way, trust me). It introduced me to Shah Rukh Khan, and having seen several of his films I have to say he's a really nice actor. This movie is not the typical Bollywood; no love story on this one. But a very nice, well-done film that the family can enjoy. I bought this from a source other than amazon, because it was too expensive and not available on amazon. Still, if you can add it to your Bollywood collection, or if this is your first try at a Bollywood movie -- do it! Highly recommended!
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