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Chandni Chowk to China (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 16 January 2009 (USA)
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An action-comedy about a simple cook from Chandni Chowk mistaken for the reincarnation of an ancient peasant warrior Liu Shengh by residents of an oppressed Chinese village.

Director:

Nikkhil Advani (as Nikhil Advani)

Writers:

Rajat Arora (dialogue), Bohemia (lyrics) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mithun Chakraborty ... Dada
Akshay Kumar ... Sidhu
Deepika Padukone ... Sakhi / Suzy
Ranvir Shorey ... Chopstick
Roger Yuan ... Inspector Chiang Kohung
Chia-Hui Liu ... Hojo (as Gordon Liu)
Tang Tang Fei Tang Tang Fei ... Liu Sheng
Conan Stevens ... Joey
Kevin Wu Kevin Wu ... Frankie
Chang En Lu Chang En Lu ... Villager Han
Jun Li Jun Li ... Villager Wong
Jek Jek ... Priest Koshu
Gauravv K. Chawla Gauravv K. Chawla ... Palm Reader (as Gaurav Chawla)
Ina Vohra Ina Vohra ... TV News Reporter
Rajesh Rajesh ... Chandni Chowk Thugs
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Storyline

Based in Delhi's Chandni Chowk, orphaned Sidhu is adopted by the owner of Bajrang Bali Parathas, known simply as Dada. Years later Sidhu has grown up and is an expert at slicing vegetables. When his Chinese friend and Philosopher, Chopstick, cons him into believing that he is the reincarnation of Liu Sheung, a slain Chinese revolutionary, Sidhu takes it upon himself to travel to the Zhange district where he will be forced to confront a deadly female assassin by the name of Suzy; be befriended by a semi-crazed beggar; and must face humiliation and possible death at the hands of the virtually indestructible Hojo. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This Diwali, two great civilizations... will wish they had never met! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

India | USA

Language:

Hindi | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Made in China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$629,921, 18 January 2009

Gross USA:

$921,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,439,480
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is banned in Nepal for suggesting that Buddha was born in India. Buddha was actually born in Lumbini, which is in Nepal. See more »

Goofs

Towards the beginning of the film the narrator mentions that the 'The Great Wall of China" is the only man made object visible from Space. However, it has been scientifically proven that for a human being to be able to see "The Great Wall of China" from Space a resolution of 7.7 times better than normal vision would be required, making that statement an impossibility See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Sidhu: This is the original Bollywood martial superstat / My name is Akshay Kumar / And this is my man the player Bohemia / To take you on a trip from Chandni Chowk to China...
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Alternate Versions

The shot of Hojo urinating on the face of Sidhu has been removed from the international version. See more »

Connections

References Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Naina
Written by Rajat Arora
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Shankar Mahadevan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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CC2C : Disappointing to the Core!
17 January 2009 | by raghavramaiah-1See all my reviews

The curtains finally rose on the all hyped Chandni Chowk to China which released yesterday the 16Th January worldwide. CC2C is an movie with an sincere and desperate attempt to tickle the funny bone, but... it fails miserably. This movie Directed by Nikhil Advani goes impact less on the audience like his previous directorial venture Salaam-E-Ishq in 2005. Now at that point you can actually feel a lot better after watching Salaam-E-Ishq because of its music unlike CC2C whose music is pretty much ordinary. CC2C's protagonist Siddhu(Akshaye Kumar) is a petty vegetable cutter at a food stall at Chandni Chowk owned by Dada(Mithun Chakraborthy) who's more like a father figure to Siddhu, who was brought up by him after being abandoned as a baby . Siddhu is innocent yet dumb,desperate to earn money and become rich, attempts some really weird things right from buying Lottery Tickets to seeking the help of astrologers and Palm readers to try change his luck. Fortunately or Unfortunately for him, he's recognized as an reincarnated Chinese warrior and taken to China to fight for the people against Hojo (Gordon Liu). And how circumstances lead to one another transforming him into a fighter is something to watch out for. In this very country he comes across the twin sisters Sakhi and Suzy(Both played by Deepika Padukone) who have their own story recipe to be added into the already screwed up CC2C story dish.

2009 for Bollywood has definitely started off on a real bad note with CC2C totally disappointing the audience and not even living up to half the level of its expectations. CC2C is clearly dumb, illogical and funny is parts. What were the Sippy's Production House thinking when he approved of such a crap script from Nikhil Advani. After this movie, it really makes you wonder on the fact - did Nikhil Advani actually make KHNH. To top off such a bad movie is that "Warner Bros" are the distributors for this movie, that too first time in Bollywood. Don't think they'll come back again. For once, The promos of CC2C are far better than the full length movie. Music of the movie again going unnoticed and has a reason for it. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, extremely disappointing music which is not even close to Rock On!!.

But you cannot really take this off from Akshaye Kumar, he's extremely hilarious but only in parts. And watching only these parts of the movie, you actually feel like sitting through the complete movie. Deepika Padukone does justice to her role completely,acting out well both as Sakhi and Suzy. What can an actor or an actress probably do.. when the script itself is filled with such flaws. Can't believe Shriram Raghavan has written the screenplay of CC2C after the movie like Jhonny Gaddar which was an absolute perfection in the screenplay section.

I heard Akshaye Kumar saying in one of his interview's- "Leave your brains at home when you come watch CC2C". After watching CC2C, i seriously wished "I should have left everything at home before watching, or even probably stayed back at home totally".

I'll go with 4 out of 10 for Nikhil Advani's CC2C. Ten Thumbs down for all the unnecessary hype.


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