Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Chak De - India

Chak De is getting rave reviews from all corners. I got to see the movie, last saturday. Almost throughout the movie, I found myself on the edge of the seat. My review of the movie says:

Chak De is - Thrilling, Exciting, Motivating, Patriotic and Thought-provoking, besides being a throughly entertaining movie. A must-watch movie for all Indians.

Just look at the issues covered in the movie:

  • Team-building
  • Hockey - our almost forgotten 'National' game
  • Indian Women in Sports and their challenges at home and on the ground
  • A celebrated Hero who lost it all in one missed penalty stroke and how he fights back
  • Politics surrounding the Boards and Sports committees
  • Above all , the idea of being one nation, rather than a collection of states and regions.

I tried to list down a few lessons I learnt from the movie. They are:

  • Playing for ONE cause (one country) makes a team.
  • More than one reasons/goals, just gets a few individuals fighting their own team.
  • There might emerge two powerful lobbies lead by two probable leaders. One of them has to give in for the TEAM to WIN.
  • Reciprocating a favour builds trust and strenthens team bonding.
  • A common threat or enemy unites a divided team.
  • An individual's personal reason can affect his/her performace in both ways.
  • Personal challenges encourage people and help them set high goals and accomplish them. Without Team support, no personal challenges can be met.
  • When there is a determination, past failures, and injuries also MOTIVATE to win.
  • When there has been no past, there is all probability of history being written.
  • Lastly, the coach(boss) is always right ;)
Those who have seen the movie already can comment on this post. The rest can go "watch the movie".

~ Qais

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At August 22, 2007 4:06 AM, Blogger Sharjeel said...

Good post Qais :-)

This has made me "determined" to watch the movie. And I will probably sponsor the movie and watch it with my new team members after I join in Delhi Insha Allah :-)

At August 22, 2007 4:08 AM, Blogger Sharjeel said...

This, since you have mentioned so many things about team building and goals :)

At August 23, 2007 12:29 AM, Blogger Kashif said...

After reading such a great review, I think i'll have to watch the movie soon. But then i have some anxieties..

With so many lessons to be learned in a single movie..... hope it doesn't become a moral science class :)

At August 23, 2007 1:34 AM, Blogger Qais said...

Thanks Sharjeel!

It is really a good idea to watch this movie with one's team. Infact, this is happened at my organization when an entire team went for this movie together.

Enjoy the movie!

At August 23, 2007 1:38 AM, Blogger Qais said...

Thanks for the comment, Kashif!

I suggest you go for the movie leaving all your fears outside the theatre. These lessons have to extracted after you have seen the movie and you start analysing it.

I haven't disclosed the fun elements of the movie just not to be a spoilsport. :)

At August 28, 2007 11:21 PM, Blogger Zareen said...


I was googling the word "Musht-e-Ghubaar !!" managed to drop at ur blog and ended up reading a lot of ur archives.. Must say fairly good job :)


At August 28, 2007 11:24 PM, Blogger Zareen said...


I was trying to google a word "Musht-e-Ghubaar " landed at ur blog and ended up reading lot of ur archives.

Fairly Good job!


At August 28, 2007 11:26 PM, Blogger Zareen said...


I was trying to google a word "Musht-e-Ghubaar " landed at ur blog and ended up reading lot of ur archives.

Fairly Good job!


At August 29, 2007 2:23 AM, Blogger Qais said...

W/salam Zareen,

Thanks for sparing some time to read my blog and then leaving a compliment, too. :)

At November 02, 2007 2:46 AM, Blogger Md Mudassir Alam said...

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At December 18, 2007 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading your review of the movie, I am planning to go see the movie.

good job and keep it up.


At August 13, 2008 3:08 PM, Blogger riz said...

Hey buddy, when's the next right up...your fans sure would be woondering?


At January 06, 2009 2:08 AM, Blogger Raj said...

Hi it is really very nice analysis of the movie, in fact this provides multi dimentional approach to see a thought provoking movie and you have scatched down probably all directional views, about this. really Appriciative approch and a very nice analitical power.

At January 29, 2009 4:20 AM, Blogger Incredible India said...

Nice post :) Chak de really inspires about discipline, planning, applyinh strategies, and much more.

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