Hockey film has audiences lapping up feminist message
Jess McCabe // 20 August 2007
A new Bollywood flick meshes together the best of The Mighty Ducks with an exposition on gender stereotyping.
Chak De India follows the story of a once-successful (field) hockey star, who makes a come back as a coach for the women’s team.
But Yahoo reports that it is the gender insights, as much as hoary hockey-based plot, has audiences lapping it up:
Some of the biggest applause in cinema halls showing “Chak De” comes when the women go around breaking Indian stereotypes — walking out of homes, beating up men who harass them in public and declining marriage proposals — all for hockey.
You can see the film in some UK cinemas.