How do you know Shahrukh’s religion in ‘Chak De! India’?

How do you know Shahrukh’s religion in ‘Chak De! India’?

Kabir Khan is hardly shown doing anything Islamic in the film

Shahrukh Khan has essayed different roles throughout his filmy career, but Chak De! India was the first time he played a Muslim character. Strangely though, there is hardly any overt indication that his character Kabir is a Muslim. He doesn’t wear traditional Islamic caps, nor does he visit a mosque. He does not expound on the Quran the way he did much later in My Name Is Khan. When you watch the movie on YouTube Boxoffice, you’ll notice this too. In fact, the only time we see him doing anything Islamic, is when he utters a prayer while shining his medal. And then there is the way he is repeatedly called Kabir Khan from the first scene till the last, by the commentators. Kabir’s religion is understated – it’s just one of the points the film tries to make without harping on it. Unlike 3 Idiots and even MNIK, Chak De’s agenda has more than one point, and Jaideep Sahni refuses to keep bombarding your brains with them – whether it’s women’s participation in sports, the significance of our national sport hockey, or how biased we are when it comes to our fellow Indians who are Muslim. The way Kabir’s religion is presented is representative of this aspect of the film.

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    • mohamad junaid.kolakkaden

      hi shahrukh.iam your fan

      • chirag

        really sahrukh is best actore

  • mahendran

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  • Pritam

    Sharukh U R the KING OF film industry,tomar moto acting kew korte parbe na, YOU ARE THEEEEE BEEEEST

  • Pritam

    Sharukh U R the KING OF film industry,tomar moto acting kew korte parbe na, ” YOU ARE THEEEEE BEEEEST ” . I am your blind FAN……

  • Ruchir Agarwal

    As a human being and as a person i admire you becoz ur workaholic.. believe in doing work and always motivated to ur goal. Other than Shahrukh is nothing.

  • neel kant

    first time i saw u in Fouji serial then i was ten years old. aaj jab aapko dekhta hu to mere jehan me aapk bolne ka bhi andaj aa jata hai. sari duiya aapki fan hai me bhi unme ek hu

  • vijay

    shahrukh im your big fan.. & i love your action……….

  • tabrez akhter

    sir hum aap sey milna cahatey hai magar hamari takdir kaha phrbi hum kosis kar rahey hai ki aap say milay aur bat karey aap ki film hum bahut dakatay hai aur hamey intajar hai ra one ka hum 1 so to nahi 2 so jarur dakhey gay 1 isleya nahi dakhy gay kiyo ki friday ko may juma ki namaj paraney jatey hai hamari dowa hai ki aap ki ra one jaru hit hogi sir insaallah

  • Zeen Kurdi

    Chack De ! is one of my favourite movies ever , though we didn’t see SRK acting the way we got used to but still it’s a very important film in his agenda.
    anothor indication for Kabir’s Moslim character , is when he packs his stuffs and leaves the area with his mother. there is a “Bism Allah Al rahman Al Raheem ‘ written on the top of their door !
    just a point

    • Javed

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  • sea

    shahrukh stand for Sensational, Honorable, Adorable, Humble, Remarkable, Ultimate actor, Kind hearted, Hearthrob

  • sonam

    shahrukh u r the best…….. no one is lik u……… i luv u alot……… i respect u alot