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Discussion in 'Media reviews/previews' started by Chicken, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Chicken

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    'Chak De India' - spotlight on India's national game

    From correspondents in Delhi, India
    August 08, 2007
    source: India eNews

    Bollywood Badshah ShahRukh Khan, who has been missing from the screen this year, finally makes his entry in an unconventional role in 'Chak De India'. He plays a hockey coach for a girl's team in the sports-drama that releases Friday.

    This is Shimit Amin's second directorial venture after 'Ab Tak Chhappan', which was produced by Ram Gopal Varma and had Nana Patekar playing a cop - an encounter specialist. The director goes experimental in this film too and shows how a good coach can transform a team full of rag-tag girls into champions.

    Shah Rukh is the only star who shines on the credit list. The rest of the cast comprises newcomers. And the story goes like this...

    Kabir Khan (Shah Rukh), former hockey captain of India, returns to the field as the coach of the Indian women's national hockey team that exists more on paper and less in reality.

    The team he is leading is a rag-tag bunch of girls with their own agenda. In pursuing their personal goals, they have forgotten what it is like to play for the love of the game.

    Despite his past, he believes that anything is possible if the girls play as one team. After teething problems, Khan manages to bring cohesiveness among them and teaches them to play for the country's glory ... and not to get a pensioned job or a government flat.

    As a coach he is ready to take any challenge to win a coveted international trophy. He believes that it is not that we can't win. It's just that we have never believed we can.

    And he instils the same belief in his team members and they hit the field with new zest and give their all to see their country's name on a trophy.

    'Chak De India' is the story of a coach's efforts in building Team India by overcoming the diverse backgrounds they hail from. It's a story about honesty, sincerity and integrity. A story that will remind the nation of its national sport.

    A lot is at stake as far as 'Chak De India' is concerned because sport is not a very successful genre. And the last two productions of Yash Raj Films didn't do well at the box office.

    As far as Shah Rukh goes, whenever he has tried something new, the audiences rejected it. For instance 'Swades', 'Paheli' and 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna' failed at the box office.

    In terms of big hits, the year has been pretty bad. One hopes 'Chak De India' brings relief to the box office.

    http://www.indiaenews.com/bollywood/20070808/64585.htm
     
  2. sanjani

    sanjani Ullu-Club Member

    Thanks for sharing! :)

    As far as Shah Rukh goes, whenever he has tried something new, the audiences rejected it.
    For instance 'Swades', 'Paheli' and 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna' failed at the box office.



    That doesn't mean he was bad, has failed...
    He only had the wrong audience... :mmph: :rolleyes: :)
     
  3. KKhan

    KKhan Well-Known Member

    well no those films didnt really fail because they were hits they probably are trying to say they werent as succesful as his other movies and im looking forward to chak de india im sure its going to be a good film
     
  4. srkmyidol

    srkmyidol Confidence...

    "As far as Shah Rukh goes, whenever he has tried something new, the audiences rejected it. For instance 'Swades', 'Paheli' and 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna' failed at the box office."

    They did not fail!!!!! I totally dispute that :mad:
    Just that nobody had a clue and were totally against it from the getgo....EVERY SINGLE MOVIE that Shahrukh'ji has done was a success. NO DOUBT about it
     
  5. MarjorieGK

    MarjorieGK Ullu-Club-Member

    Thank you so much Gai! :hug:
     

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