Tuesday, June 19, 2007
After releasing a snippet of a promo, Yash Raj Films have come up with a full-fledged music video of Chak De! India. The video has Shah Rukh Khan who plays Kabir Khan, the coach of a women hockey team, and his team of 14 ambitious girls.
The video is an extension of the initially released promo which introduces the theme of the film. The video has Shah Rukh introduce and describe briefly each and every player. What gave vibes of a clumsy rap in the promo is however continued with panache by Shah Rukh thanks to the rap seeming a suitable way of introducing the girls.
Chak 2, Chak 3 goes Kabir Khan numbering each of his players he is introducing with a short description. Comes first - Priti Sabarwal - born in the UK. Then is Komal Chautala who is the fastest dribbler of the team. Bindiya Naik is one of the senior members of the team and is stubborn.
Chak 5. Vidya Sharma. She is the captain and goalkeeper of the team. She is also a housewife adept in handling both the roles of her life. This role is essayed by the only known face in the team - Vidya Malvade. Then comes Balbir Kaur who is the "Kumbhakaran" of the team. She sleeps a lot but when awake she can make mincemeat out of everybody.
Naughty Aliya Bose and the dominating Gunjan Lakhani are the senior members of the team. Rani is the queen of the backfield, Suimui unlike her name is quite sensible and then there is Andhra's Nethra Reddy and Gul Iqbal There are two north Indians - Molly and Mary - who normally keep to themselves and yet are the life of the team. Only fourteen players are described though there are two more in the team. After Shah Rukh speaks about a particular person, that person says something about herself with a killing attitude and intermittently the team warns "Ek hockey dungi rakhke!"
Thus introduces Shah Rukh 'Kabir' Khan his players and they oblige in the end by introducing their courageous and go-getting coach and by saying that it is their story of triumph and endeavor.
The video is simple and doesn't try anything out of the box for the concept of introducing the girls. The girls are good-looking, well-built and worth the deep search undertaken to find them. The girls are seen clad in smart blue uniforms. The music is a winner. It definitely has the spirit and attitude which is a reflection of the film. Shah Rukh's voice fits in the song and has the passion while introducing the girls. He is suave and looks promising for the role of a coach.
The video is not likely to be aired on television soon. It already is being screened in cinema theatres. Overseas consumers can purchase in the digital format from the producer's website. With the hype and hope surrounding the film, the video speaks volumes about what can be expected from the film. To sum it up, a sample is a representative of the whole. So only time will tell if the video stands true to its promise.
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