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.

This film is based on the real life of legendary hockey player Mirranjan Negi.

The title literally translates into "Come on, India!"

Actress Freida Pinto auditioned for a role in the film.

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.

Srk won his 7th filmfare award for best actor for Chak de India .

John Abraham was the first choice for Shah Rukh's role.

The title song in this movie even inspired Indian cricket team to win ICC T20 World cup 2007.

Salman Khan was offered the lead role

Akshay Kumar was also offered the role of Kabir Khan.

Sagarika Ghatge played the role of a hockey player, who is engaged to a cricketer. Interestingly, in her real life also, she married cricketer Zaheer Khan in 2017.

During the scene of Registration of the Indian Women's Hockey team when Priti Sabarwal is late, Kabir Khan asks her to do 10 rounds in 7 minutes, which is a reference to 70 minutes (7 x 10) of gameplay in Hockey

Kabir Khan's career as a hockey player ended because of a controversy during an India-Pakistan hockey game. However during the Women's Hockey World Cup tournament in Australia, India didn't play against Pakistan. This has been correctly depicted in the movie because Pakistan women's team is yet to take part in Hockey World Cups.