25 August 2007

chak de india


chak de india!

Thats’ exactly how i felt as i finally caught up with the moviethis weekend.

Wonderfully scripted, the film kept me glued for it entire 2 and a half hour length.

The film is about Kabir Khan, the ruined center forward of the Indian hockey team,who was once accused of fixing the final against Pakistan, how he comes back to hockey after seven years to fulfill his to coach a bunch of 15 girls and takes the team to world cup glory

Coming to the performances,this is the second time i have liked SRK, the first one being in swades. He portrays the tainted center forward comeback coach of the indian hockey team, Kabir Khan, to perfection.The director has to to be given credit for the casting of the girls. Each one of them stands out and meets SRK shoulder to shoulder. Komal chautalas’ haryanvi is mindblowing:-), Bindiya naik plays the vamp to perfection, and so does balbir with her punjabi.Rest of the girls are gr8 too.

Highlights of the film are SRKs’ pep talks(especially the sattar minute one), the final sequence of the film, men-women team match, and the introduction of the players in the beginning.

A wonderful film to be made, not only glorifying our long forgotten national sport, but telling us to leave our petty differences, work as a team and above all ,reminding us that we are all a part of one nation, IN-DIA.

Chak de!

8/10.