I never liked Shahrukh Khan before this movie. This is one of the best hindi movies ever. Atlast someone stood up for India's national game which was going to the dogs.
Great acting by everyone including Shahrukh. Now he can say he did something that Amithabh Bacchan never did- promote a game through the most admired media form: MOVIE.
I love underdog sports movies, like Rocky, Breaking Away, Bend it Like Beckham, etc. Chak De India is clearly trying to be like those movies, but it is so horribly cliche ridden, it just seems very unrealistic.
I found some of the insights into Indian life interesting. And maybe the tone of this movie would play better in India. But...didn't do it for me.