Chak De! India is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language sports film it was directed by Shimit Amin and it was produced by Aditya Chopra, with a screenplay written by Jaideep Sahni, it star Shah Rukh Khan in a lead role including Vidya Malvade, Anaitha Nair, Tanya Abrol, Shilpa Shukla, Arya Menon, Shubhi Mehta, Chitrashi Rawat, Kimi Laldawla, Masochon Zimik, Sandia Furtado, Nichola Sequeira, Sagarika Ghatge, Kimberly Miranda, Seema Azmi, Raynia Mascerhanas, Nisha Nair.
It was based on the 2004 film Miracle, It tells a fictional story about the Indian women’s national field hockey team, which was inspired by the team’s win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and explores themes such as feminism and sexism, the legacy of the partition of India, racial and religious bigotry, and ethnic and regional prejudice.
Initially Salman Khan signed for the lead role but later he withdrew due to some difference with the creative director , finally the role went to Shah Rukh Khan , Khan accept the role because he used to play hockey in college .
The film was released on 15th August 2007, and received positive feedback from the critics and the movie won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
The film stars a Kabir Khan, former captain of the Indian men’s national field-hockey team. After a disastrous loss to Pakistan, Khan is ostracized from the sport and he and his mother are driven from the family home by angry neighbours. Seven years later, to redeem himself, Khan becomes the coach of the Indian national women’s hockey team, which has poor performance and lack of sponsors is unable to find a good coach. Kabir Khan former national hockey team player steps in to take the responsibility of the new coach and he takes Indian women hockey team to a new height and how he regains his lost dignity.
Chak De talks about a good number of issues that we all see in our everyday lives. However, it’s not the talk of the issues that win you over but it’s how subtly the writer points it all out.