This film sparked a national resurgence of interest in the sport. Within days of the film's appearance, sales of hockey sticks shot up by 30%.
The girls in the cast were trained in a 3-4 month hockey camp so that the game play doesn't look artificial in the movie.
Writer Jaideep Sahni got the idea for the script when he was flicking through a newspaper and a small story about a women's hockey team caught his eye.
The title song in this movie even inspired Indian cricket team to win ICC T20 World cup 2007.