On my flight from India to US two weeks back, I watched Chak De! in Jet Airways In-Flight Entertainment. The irony is that I have the DVD of the movie purchased and lying idle in my house for months now.

The movie is a great attempt and a much-needed one to highlight the neglect of all other sports in India other than Cricket that too on Women Hockey. Other than track games and recently tennis, women sports have been for long least appreciated in the country.

This movie was about how an Indian team coach Kabir Khan (played excellently by Shah Rukh Khan) fights hard against the corrupt system to get the girls’ team ready to play international tournament and win. Before the win, Kabir was a (wrongly) accused coach who desperately wants to clean his records. This was a well-taken movie, a must see.

Chak De (2007) - चक दे! इंडिया 2007

Chak De (2007) – चक दे! इंडिया 2007

Update on 2019:  The film is available on Amazon Prime Video.

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