Chak De India is a Hindi film, directed by Shimit Amin starring Shahrukh Khan and Vidya Malvade in lead roles. The film is Amin’s second directorial venture after Ab Tak Chhappan which was produced by Ram Gopal Varma.
The Film is loosely based on true story of Indian Hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi. Negi was the unfortunate goalkeeper of the Indian Hockey Team which lost 7-1 to Pakistan in Asian Games Hockey Final, back in 1982. Though the loss was engineered by faults of the entire team, Negi the goalkeeper was dubbed the villain, and was even tagged as a traitor.
Such accuasations brought about an untimely End of Negi’s international career. Negi redeemed his lost glory 16 years later, when he coached the Indian Men’s Hockey team in Bangkok Asian Games 1998, where the team fetched Gold medal. He replicated the success with Indian Women’s Hockey Team as well in Manchester Commonwealth Games of 2002.
Khan plays the Muslim captain of the Indian team who misses a do-or-die penalty shootout against arch rival Pakistan in the final of a world championship, sparking a national outrage and triggering charges of match-fixing, leading to his ouster. He returns seven years later as the coach of a ragtag womenâ€™s national team and transforms a bunch of divided girls from far corners of the country into world beaters.