all were waiting for that one final nail-biting-tense moment where the girlswould be about to lose, and one singular hand-of-god action would savethem. Yes, it was predictable, but the build-up to that one moment is so welldone, that you can't help and let out a clap or two.Each one of these girls, deserves an award. Yes, there were one paticularscene when Khan goes back to his place, and people crowd around in (visiblypoor) amazement, he handing a kid his hockey stick and the kid in turnshouting Chak De! which should not have been there, but I suspect thedirector put them there so as to bring a conclusion to Khan's character. Thankfully, it stays away from the 'nationalistic' feel, and concentrates moreon the sport. Also, the movie takes subtle and effective pot-shots at cricket,and the general feeling towards Indian players in a foreign country. Chak DeIndia does, however, fail to mention that Hockey is THE National game of India.Overall, Chak De is a good movie, eminently watchable and enjoyable for acouple of times, even for sport haters like me. I would rate this movie a 9.5out of 10.Chak de India stands apart because of following reasons:
The movie is very
- and the script is tightly coupled with thecharacters. I promise, you will be glued into the screen.
Choice of characters
- Every player in the team truly representedtheir states, and the culture. Somehow, somewhere you will identifysomeone with each of these “next-door” characters
Attention to detail
- Great amount of attention has been paid to theplayers, the diversity in culture, their language and team dynamics.
Where are the
? Chak de India is probably one of the few YashRajfilms with a verym
low nonsense level
. No unnecessary drama, no
site seeing..its all about the game. Very focused.
No Godness factor - Unlike the regular bollywood movies, Chak de..hasstayed close to the ground and there is no attempt to make a God outof any actor (SRK included). They all fail, they all fight and lose out too.
Most importantly, SRK is not SRK in Chak de India- he has tried to getout of his comfort zone (i.e. the usual love story); and must say that hehas done an awesome job.