Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Watched Chak De today.
Without any doubt, its one of the best movies to hit the big screen in recent times.
One of the very few Indian movies that I liked. Truly the best...in every way imaginable.
Story, acting, message, dialogue, emotions, pace..everything is top-notch.
Rest of this post will contain spoilers about the movie, so in case you haven't watched the movie yet, get your lazy ass off chair, bed whatever and go and watch that movie. Its the best that you'll ever get from bollywood. Period.
The main reason for liking this movie is its very nice way of presenting all the intended messages, emotions etc. to the viewrs.
Nationalism, girl power, male chauvinism, bureaucratic crap, personal egos, ...everything that this movie potrays is the best that you'll ever see.
No chest thumping patriotism, no"naari-shakti" lectures, nothing...nothing stupid.
Still, the message is very clear.
Every actor gives his/her 100% in this movie
Shahrukh KHan is superb... so is the rest of the cast.
HOCKEY TEAM IN THE MOVIE
I'd give this movie 5 points out of 5..but I think it'll have to do with 4 and a half
1)Soundtrack isnt very good
I mean its OK, good in parts but just about average
2) Manipuri girls :*)
The best looking lot in the movie, theres too litttle of them. :(
These are the girls am talking about. :)
One bad thing happene though..only time National Anthem was played in the movie...nobody stood up except a handful.
You'd think its Independence Day..atleast they'll show some respect, but no.
They kept shouting, whisteling through out the movie but nobody bothered to stand up to their National Anthem
this fucking moronic population deserves to be shot in the ass
Details about the movie
Heres the text from Wikipedia
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. Mir Ranjan Negi was hired as the Technical Advisor by Aditya Chopra. Shamita Shetty's name features in the opening credits of the film. She trained both Shah Rukh and the female actors who portrayed Hockey players. Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of coach Kabir Khan, who guides the Indian Women's Hockey Team to win Hockey World Championship.
The film starts with a Hockey match. Captain Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan) misses a goal at the end of the match which causes the team to lose the game. The Indian media make out that Kabir Khan was responsible. Seven years later, Kabir returns with a proposal to coach the Indian Women's Hockey team. The Hockey Association members re-buff his proposal and declare that they will not help him in his cause. Kabir takes the challenge and goes to the National Hockey Camp where he is introduced to the 16 young girls who played for their respective states. Kabir starts coaching them with a dream that the team will win the Hockey World Cup for India and he will finally be free of any conviction put against him.
Some members of the team resent him but he finally gets through to them. The team rally and convince the Association to go for the World Cup held in Australia who also happen to be the defending champions. In their first match, they lose to the defending champions but slowly the team grow momentum and start winning matches. Finally the team gets to the final and they beat Australia in a tie-breaker.
The players and Kabir are ecstatic at their victory and are welcomed back as heroes. More importantly, Kabir returns to his home after seven years where the residents greet him with love and affection.
This is the original stuff, this movie is based upon
Manchester, August 3
Capping their giant-killing spree, India overcame a stiff resistance from England in a high-tension final here today to win their first-ever gold medal in the women’s hockey at the Commonwealth Games.
The 3-2 victory came via the golden goal when the livewire forward Mamata Kharab struck in the dying moments of the first half of extra-time after both sides were locked 2-2 in regulation time.
This was the second golden goal victory for the Indians in this competition after their dramatic 4-3 victory against South Africa in the play-off for the semi-finals.
This match too had its share of drama as the golden goal, off a penalty corner, was initially disallowed by referee Ashton Lucy of Australia on the grounds that it was scored after the hooter for the end of the first half of extra time went off.
But the decision was changed after discussions between the two field umpires who ruled that the ball had not gone out of the circle after the penalty corner was taken and according to rules play was still on even after the end of time.
Though England dominated the initial stages of the first half, India shot into the lead against the run of play when Mamata Kharab scored off a penalty corner in the 21st minute. Sita Gossain made it 2-0 nine minutes later.
England fought back in the dying moments of the first half and reduced the margin just a minute before the breather through a controversial field goal by skipper Sarah Blanks.
ORIGINAL INDIAN WOMEN'S HOCKEY TEAM CELEBRATING AFTER THEIR WIN