Chak De! India(n) Education Head Towards TRUE North?

Theories play vital roles and it need to be related with Name, Place, Animal and Thing. It can be fun to learn the nightmare subject if dealt relating them Name, Place, Animal and Thing.

One more interesting way is through visuals and movies play a vital role. Here I discuss few of such theories and way to learn them.


1.The movie Chak De! India (2007) starring actor Shah Rukh Khan depicts the ‘transformational leadership’ theory. The transformation of individual members of team representing from different states of the country into a team to stay united and motivate others to achieve a goal by the coach Kabir Khan (played by Shah Rukh Khan), shows the evidence of transformational leadership theory. Transformational leadership is a style of a leader, who engages with the team members in such a way that the leader and the team members raise one another to higher level of motivation and morality. There are four dimensions of transformational leadership and they are-

Inspirational motivation: To extent which the leader (Kabir Khan) expresses his vision (to win the Hockey world cup) that is appealing and inspiring to the team members. The movie depicts the longing of coach to make team win and prove that he isn’t a traitor to the nation.

Intellectual simulation: The movie depicts that, Indian Women Hockey board members aren’t keen in supporting the women playing at international level and there are no takers (sponsor) for the women hockey team. To extent to which the coach Kabir Khan challenges the assumption of the Indian Women Hockey board members, takes chance of losing and plead the team members to stick to his ideas.

Individualized consideration/ attention: Coach Kabir Khan makes all effort to give individual attention to each team members, who not only acts as a leader but also listens to the members concerns and needs. This enhanced the respect among individuals and it also visualized celebration of success of individuals.

Psychology of transformational leadership: This is mainly depicted in last part of movie, where the coach Kabir Khan tells the team about how important to win this final match. If they do so, how the psychology of a group winning can affects the members of the group in near future. The coach tried to instill passion and direction to a group of individuals. This movie had the effect of popularizing Hockey (India’s national sport) in a country where the game of cricket dominates over all other sports.

2.Film “Lagaan” that was released in 2001 was nominated for the Oscar award. A scene in the movie depicts a recruitment of a talented handicap belonging to the oppressed class in the cricket team. This hidden talent is unseen by others. This is expected by the recruitment managers to do so in a corporate. This will have an edge over other organizations if they can identify the employees who hold key knowledge and retain them. The movie depicts that the leader (played by Aamir Khan) was a need of a bowler (Cricket) who exceptional in taking wickets. The leader could identify the problem solver. The member can be considered as problem solvers because, as a bowler he knew to block the bleeding runs in match and to grab quick wickets.

3.“Krrish” another Hritik Roshan starrer has also been widely studied internationally, because the way the film was packaged and marketed. This can be compared to supply chain, operational management and international marketing. Even much before the movie was released, the range of Krrish merchandise consists of Krrish dolls, masks, key chains, coloring books and many others were targeted at kids. This witnessed huge success because of their innovative abilities. Almost everything related to this movie was turned into product and sold. The film was shot extensively in Singapore and Singapore government introduced Krrish tour, visit to places that featured in the movie (Aggarwal, 2006). This movie will help the students to understand the implementation of best management practice, need for global production of various products of movie, new avenues to market the products, global competition, penetration and market capitalization.

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6 Responses to Chak De! India(n) Education Head Towards TRUE North?

  1. junhie says:

    Hey I already read your article. ^^

    It reminded me some of Indian movie actors, Shah Rukh khan, and Hritik Roshan.

    I have seen Krrish 5 times.
    Fortunately, now I have Korean caption also of Krrish in my pc.

    Thank you for sharing such a good topic.

    I will try to read and read.
    Furthermore communicate with you and learn your thinking. !!

    Have a nice day.

    Sincerely yours.

    July 16th 2009
    JunHie, Han

  2. Sujeeth says:

    Hey San,
    Wonderful insight to read on…

    I loved the Tag line – “transformational leadership”

    Article, clearly portrays a great management principle out of a very simple situation by very simple people.

    If you correlate this article with the criteria based on which a corporate is ranked among the best places to work for, you’ll know how much your article is in sync the the best ranked companies 🙂

    Besides, I think the “Employee satisfaction survey companies” should read your article too 😉

  3. Gaurav says:

    Nice Read!
    It certainly is an appreciable approach towards the pragmatic practices leading to transformation.
    The clandestine learnings from the visual means and depiction of correlation between various factors which stimulates transformation establish the importance of this article towards behavioral studies and its implementation.


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