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Monday, 21 March 2016

Chak De! India (2007)

A once loved but now disgraced hockey player (SRK) makes a low profile comeback by coaching The National Women's Hockey Team, a collective considered little more than a formality and a joke by the mostly male board.
Sports movies are by their very nature predicable, we know the person(s) deemed least likely to win at the beginning will overcome personal blocks and take the lead by the end, but do they have to be so damn formulaic elsewhere? I hoped that India could do something different with the overused template. Chak De! didn't. On the plus side, at least it wasn't about cricket.

2½ scrubs out of 5

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