Chak de India is a commercial Hindi film starring Shahrukh Khan as Kabir Khan in the lead role. Directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Ram Gopal Varma, this film is about the achievement of an individual set in a broader spectrum of teamwork.
The best thing About Bollywood is that it never shies away from filming unconventional stories. Chak de India is off-beat in many respects. The role of Kabir Khan in Chak de India
is that of a player first and then a hockey coach.
The player fails miserably in seeing his team home in the final match against arch rivals Pakistan. But the coach comes off in flying colors as his team wins the world cup against defending champions Australia. This multifaceted treatment of Kabir Khan in Chak de India
is one of the reasons behind the film`s immense popularity both in India and overseas. Within a relatively short span of time this character played by Shahrukh Khan has carved its identity among The Unforgettable Characters in Bollywood.
The term `Chak de` literally means `Come on`. It acts as a motivational mantra in the context of this particular film. A young brigade of 16 girls coming from different cultural and social backgrounds gets united under the coaching of Kabir Khan in Chak de India
and attains something which was promised but never realized before.
In a nutshell, this is what the story is all about. Even the Indian Hockey Federation could never imagine that a team which is just good on papers would bring the world cup for India. Kabir Khan in Chak de India
showed them how to stick together in times of adversities. Being on the receiving end of unjust criticism in the past, he knows how to take things in a sporting manner and how to enjoy the game just for the love of it. He inculcates in the girls not just team spirit but also unrestrained energy, an attribute that sets Shahrukh Khan apart from an ordinary actor.