Sometimes winning is everything. And this time, Yash Raj Films was able to win my heart completely with its 2007 release of Chak De India.
I could see the trend of YRF picking up new style but something like Chak de was totally unexpected. You have YSF and SRK, you expect a Muhabbatein or worse, KANK!! But when you end up watching a delight of a movie like Chak De, you wonder what took these guys so long to make a classy movie like this? The movie is just studd, and if this is not yet another remake of some hollywood flick, then I totally respect whoever wrote this movie, whoever chose the actors, and of course all those who acted.
Dhoom and its sequel that came up were cheesy and stylish. But they were artificial. They were cogged efforts. They relied on copied stunts and comic book story lines. They worked merely on the glamor value. They were hollow if you ask me. Chak De is totally different. This is a movie devoid of overacting, kung-fu stunts where people fly, over glamorized babes, okays sort of story line and last but not the least, that stale SRK who had so far only uttered senti crap with the same damn senti face (which he had discovered probably in KKHH). This movie is fresh. Everyone in this movie is fresh. Everything about this movie is fresh. Chak De tells you that you don’t have to make a Black to make a movie which is close to reality. Oh, the movie is so damn real, and still so non-boring till the end.
Go watch it. Dekh le India.