The movie from the very beginning to the end was highly inspiring and thought-provoking. The encouraging lively role of coach of Indian women hockey team was appreciable. It appeared natural and real. The movie has a message of promoting equality in society. Through this movie the director has tried to bridge the gender gap in our society. He has tried to show that girls are not lagging behind in any sphere of life. They can do as well as the boys can. Through this movie he has tried to expose the attitude of our society towards a girl. A girl is underestimated in comparison to a boy. Our society has the attitude that a girl can never stand before the boys in terms of capability, intelligence and expertise. In the movie, Shah Rukh is the coach of the girls hockey team.
He works hard with his team. He always encourages his team to take up the challenge and struggle till the end to beat the opponent. Under his supervision, there was a great improvement in the performance of the girls. When he as a coach keeps a proposal to organise a match between his team and the boys’ team, he is mocked at by his opponent at his proposal. When he insists for the same, his proposal is accepted, but is not taken seriously. When both the teams come to the ground, the girls’ team presents a big challenge. When the boys’ team could realise their folly, it was too late. The match had slipped into the hands of the girls’ team. The boys’ team barely manages to win the match by a solitary goal. The girls’ team is allowed to participate in the world hockey cup where it emerges as the champion.
Broadly speaking, Shah Rukh Khan unveils the mindset of society which despite making great progress has failed to come out of the feudal mindset. The movie has a message. It creates social awareness. Perhaps this is the cause of its being very popular.