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Chandni Chowk to China (2009)

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  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Musical
  • Release Date: 16 January 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:154 min
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Chandni Chowk to China (2009)

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  • IMDb page: Chandni Chowk to China (2009)
  • Rate: 4.2/10 total 2,587 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy | Musical
  • Release Date: 16 January 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:154 min
  • Filming Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Gross: $921,738(USA)
  • Director: Nikhil Advani
  • Stars: Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Chia Hui Liu
  • Original Music By: Bohemia  Shankar Mahadevan  Loy Mendonsa  Ehsaan Noorani   
  • Soundtrack: Sidhu
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Chinese | Assassin | Cook | Chopsticks | Village

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Rajat Arora  dialogue
  • Bohemia  lyrics
  • Kailash Kher  lyrics
  • Shridhar Raghavan  written by

Known Trivia

  • The film was originally titled “Mera Naam Chin Chin Choo” and later “Mad in China.”
  • First Indian production to be shot in China.
  • The film’s teaser poster (Akshay Kumar in a Chinese robe, carrying a sword-kebab) was designed by Rohan Sippy. Sippy went to Kumar with this poster and said he wanted to make a film with him, centering on this concept. Sippy also developed the fundamental plot from this poster in about three months.
  • Akshay Kumar claims that this film is semi-autobiographical: Sidhu is a cook who grew up in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, just like Kumar had.
  • This is the first film where the Chinese government has allowed a fight to be shot on the Great Wall.
  • The fight on the Great Wall was shot in seven days. It was originally planed to be shot in 20 days but the Chinese government would only allow for seven days for tourism purposes. Those seven days were extremely busy; Akshay Kumar, who usually shoots for only 10 hours a day, had to shoot for 18 hours in chilly conditions on the Wall.
  • Akshay Kumar is a big fan of co-star Chia Hui Liu, having watched Liu’s The 36th Chamber of Shaolin about 100 times.
  • A song in the film is titled “India Se Aaya Mera Dost.” This is a twist on the Bombay to Goa song “Bombay Se Aaya Mera Dost,” which is a favourite song of Bappi Lahiri.
  • The date on the Opera Night ticket reads “16 January 2009”. This is the actual release date of the film.
  • This film is banned in Nepal for suggesting that Buddha was born in India. Buddha was actually born in Lumbini, which is in Nepal.

Goofs: Factual errors: 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

Plot: 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. Full summary »  »

Story: 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)  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Sidhu(Akshay Kumar) is the lowest on the totem pole, cutting vegetables at road side food stall in Chandni Chowk in Delhi. He longs to escape his dreary existence and looks for shortcuts with astrologers, tarot reader and fake fakirs, basically anything except himself, despite his father figure Dada’s (Mithun Chakravorty) best efforts.

His redeeming moment arrives when two strangers from China claim him as reincarnation of a war hero in the past and take him to china. Sidhu now dreams of wine, women and princely existence in foreign lands. Thanks to the devious translator, a conman by the name Chopstick(Ranvir Shorey), little does he know that he is being taken to the promised land to rid the Chinese village of the vicious smuggler Hojo(Gordon Liu)!

So Sidhu blissfully sets forth to China with Chopstick who instigates dreams of a delicious future and forgets to reveal the perils which await him. Along the way he meets Sakhi(Deepika Padukone), Ms. Tele Shoppers Media (Ms TSM) who has embarked on a journey to pay homage to the land of her birth and her dead father and twin.

Initially Sidhu through a series of lucky coincidences manages to sidestep being beaten by Hojo’s men but finally Hojo catches up with him and exposes him as the country buffoon that he really is. Sidhu has the fire of revenge in his belly and finds the one man who will make him Kungfu expert and set the village free. Armed with his Sifu(master), faith in himself and the love of the fair Sakhi Sidhu sets forth to conquer all!.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Roopa De Choudhury known as line producer
  • Kulthep Narula known as line producer: Thailand
  • Ravi Sarin known as line producer: Dehli
  • Ramesh Sippy known as producer
  • Rohan Sippy known as producer
  • Mukesh Talreja known as producer
  • Sally Yeh known as line producer: China

FullCast & Crew:

  • Akshay Kumar known as Sidhu / Liu Sheuyn
  • Deepika Padukone known as Sakhi / Suzy 'Meow Meow' 'Miss TSM'
  • Mithun Chakraborty known as Dada
  • Ranvir Shorey known as Chopstick
  • Chia Hui Liu known as Hojo (as Gordon Liu)
  • Roger Yuan known as Inspector Chiang Kohung
  • Kiran Juneja known as Mrs. Kohung
  • Yuk-Ting Lau (as Lau Yuk-Ting)
  • Jun Li known as Wong
  • Chang En Lu known as Han
  • Conan Stevens known as Joey
  • Ian Stevens known as Buyer
  • Kevin Wu known as Frankie
  • David Firestar known as Buisnessman (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Art Department:
  • Dai Kate known as assistant art director
  • Pankaj Pol known as assistant art director: sets

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
  • R.S. Entertainment (co-production)
  • People Tree Films (co-production)
  • Orion Pictures
  • Warner Brothers Pictures

Other Companies:

  • Benetone Films  production services: Thailand
  • Prime Focus  digital intermediate
  • Technicolor  release printing

Distributors:

  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Rapid Eye Movies (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2009) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Warner Brothers (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Home Video (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Canada) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Prime Focus

Visual Effects by:

  • Ritesh Aggarwal known as compositor
  • Shrinath Agrawal known as modeling artist
  • Bejoy Arputharaj known as digital compositor
  • Priyanka Balasubramanian known as visual effects line producer
  • Praveen Bareria known as CG supervisor
  • Mahesh Baria known as set visual effects supervisor: preproduction compositing tests
  • Prince Chaurasia known as visual effects coordinator
  • Michael D'Sa known as visual effects producer
  • Abhijit De known as modeler
  • Prashant Dhotre known as senior lighting artist
  • Praveen Dsouza known as rigging artist: Prime Focus India
  • Somesh Ghosh known as digital compositor
  • Hardik Govindya known as motion graphics artist
  • Anish Holla known as render wrangler/render support
  • Rohinton Irani known as tracking lead
  • Shashank Jadhav known as digital compositor
  • Rohit Jain known as modeler
  • Avnish Jha known as senior texture artist
  • Chandra Sekhar Kamuju known as digital compositor
  • Vishal Kapoor known as lead compositor
  • Ashutosh Khandelwal known as render wrangler/render support
  • Sean Konrad known as supervisor
  • Swapnil Kulkarni known as roto/paint artist
  • Amit Kumar known as visual effects artist
  • Abhijeet Lamture known as texturing artist
  • Ian McFadyen known as cg supervisor
  • Ian McFadyen known as previz artist
  • Vishal Mehta known as texture artist
  • Aziz Merchant known as roto/paint artist
  • Abhijit Mulye known as lead matte painter
  • Vikas Surajbali Nag known as compositor: Prime Focus
  • Anand Nayak known as visual effects artist
  • Gauri Patil known as digital compositor
  • Jimmy Philip known as lead compositor
  • Gadiraju Ramesh known as digital compositor
  • Reupal D. Rawal known as visual effects supervisor
  • Ramsai Rayanapati known as sequence supervisor
  • Chandrachur Roy known as motion graphics artist
  • Saravanan Sala known as paint artist
  • Raghvendra Shrivastava known as compositor
  • Avdesh Shukla known as compositor
  • Srikanth known as digital paint artist: prime focus
  • Suryaji Suryavanshi known as digital compositor
  • Shailendra Swarnkar known as compositing lead
  • Merzin Tavaria known as visual effects supervisor
  • Yogendra Tonke known as senior vfx artist
  • Griboshin V.C. known as visual effects producer
  • Sumit Verma known as pre-visualisation artist: Prime Focus
  • Yatin Vij known as post/visual effects coordinator
  • Kinjal Vora known as visual effects artist

Release Date:

  • Australia 15 January 2009
  • Germany 15 January 2009
  • Singapore 15 January 2009
  • India 16 January 2009
  • Indonesia 16 January 2009
  • Netherlands 16 January 2009
  • UK 16 January 2009
  • USA 16 January 2009
  • Japan 27 February 2009 (Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival)
  • Hong Kong 10 April 2009 (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
  • USA 5 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Japan 30 May 2009

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. feziz from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 1:29 pm

    When I was going to watch this movie, I was just hoping that AkshayKumar has not used the same formula again which he has been using inhis recent movies – where he is a stupid, thick, ill fated guy whoeveryone hates, but still he makes the audience laugh due to thecomical nature of the character. And then something completelyunexpected happens which changes his life and he becomes a real Indianmovie hero. This movie has also got the same old formula, but thistime, the comedy in the beginning is by far the worst in his last fewmovies. Specially, the constant use of vulgar jokes (like breaking hisballs or eggs, threatening to put a wooden stick into someone frombehind, etc) don't help at all. Deepika has looked stunning in both theroles she has played. But apart from that, its all the same as"Welcome" and "Singh is King". The makers have tried to show somesenseless and boring comedy. For example, Akshay gets away from theattack of about 25-30 enemies, completely unaware of them duringdancing in one of the songs. Also, too many fighting sequences are justover the top. In short, the movie is a complete disappointment!!

  2. Apurv Nagpal from India
    30 Mar 2012, 1:29 pm

    This is a great movie for those who've had 6 beers (or an equivalentamount of alcohol), or for kids (and those similarly intellectuallyinclined) or those who are fans of the mindless timepass genre, whereyou leave your brains at home, land up for the movie and then giggleaimlessly for the next three hours.

    All others, like me, will find this movie a disaster. And the sad thingis that they had an interesting premise – a Chinese village, sufferingfrom a tyrant, finds out that they can be freed by an ancient warriorwho has been reborn in India. But then its almost as if the 'brains'behind the film decided to see how much they could dumb it down, howmuch unnecessary slapstick & nautanki they could throw in, howcomplicated (actually that's too soft a word, convoluted is probablybetter) they could make the plot. How many films could they 'borrow'from – there are shades of Mr Natwarlal, Goldfinger and most old Hindimovies, with the whole twins separated at birth, amnesiac father etall. And in general, how far away from reality could they go… If itweren't for Akshay, who still comes through with at least his actingreputation intact, if not his judgement, the rating would be evenlower. Deepika is OK, looks good as always. Most others, well actuallyI'm being unfair on the actors as they were probably doing what theywere told. And the songs were in keeping with the rest of the film.Effects, scenery and cinematography is decent. Fight sequences are OKOK – again too far away from reality for me to enjoy, they've almostcreated a real-life version of Kungfu Panda.

    I actually had high expectations from this one (because the premise wasinteresting) and maybe that's why I'm so disappointed. I laughed onlyonce or twice throughout the film, most other times I was cringing, orholding my head in my hands. The audience was 50-50, a few walking outin the interval, despite having paid Rs 260 per ticket and some otherslaughing every time the director intended them to. They're actuallyplanning a sequel to this, but despite being set in Africa, a herd ofwildebeest couldn't drag me to that one…

  3. jfsocc from Netherlands
    30 Mar 2012, 1:29 pm

    If you take this film serious in any manner, you will not enjoyyourself. however, if you see this film for what it is: a Satirefeaturing every cliché x1000, you will laugh until your jaws hurt.

    Chandi Chowk to China uses the simple formula of the heroes' journey asoften used in comedy. The Protagonist playing the not to bright dreamerwho, a la Don Quixote de la Mancha starts on a journey which hebelieves is full of adventure and heroism, while onlookers will onlysee a man duped by his own foolishness.

    While not going into the story too much, you can rest assured that mostclichés pass the revue, such as the long lost relative, Mr presumeddead but no body ever found (jee what would happen), and even, for yourviewing pleasure an actual cliffhanger, just before the "break" to getyour popcorn. (which I am sure plenty movie theatres do not feature,mine didn't.)

    Eventually our protagonist gets wise, but not after the necessarypainful experiences, and slapstick. now I'm not too great a fan ofslapstick, but the manner in which it is preformed makes you laughnonetheless.

    The whole movie seems just an excuse for sheer entertainment, which youget in the form of very colourful and stylish scenes and surroundings,a great soundtrack accompanying 'fantasy' scenes in true musical style,and over the top martial arts scenes, which for once are choreographedwell.

    It is a lengthy movie, so if you chose to watch it makes sure to relaxand take your time, use that break. mind at zero, and you will have agreat time.

    all in all it was a good film as it succeeds in what it attempts. itdoesn't take itself seriously, and neither should you. although it hasto be said, after a while you wonder where they draw the line, becauseit really is OVER the top. Great for kids and adults alike.

  4. Shreyansh Agrawal from Delhi, India
    30 Mar 2012, 1:29 pm

    I am a great fan of Akshay Kumar. I booked the tickets for the 1st paidpremier show for this movie. But I was seriously disappointed.

    Comedy scenes wont make you laugh, by the time action scenes come uwont be interested. The movie doesn't excite you much and doesn't doanything to keep the audience glued to their seats. Their is nosuspense, Deepika Padukone doesn't help either. Spoils the excitementas and when she appears on the screen. Their was so much fuss about theaction scenes involving her, but those scenes has already been shown inall the trailers. The movie is very predictable. Very stupid at times.

    I will recommend this movie only if u don't have to pay for it and youhave a lot of spare time.

    They are already planing a sequel. God bless the producers.

  5. LaFeeChartreuse from Toronto
    30 Mar 2012, 1:29 pm

    I can't believe the low ratings this movie has gotten! My girlfriendand I just watched it and we loved it. Sure, it's incredibly cheesy andsilly and over-the-top, but you can pretty much tell that from thecover and the entire basic premise of it, so anyone who isn't lookingfor something completely ridiculous should have known better than towatch it in the first place. I mean, come on. Bollywood martial artsmovie! Was anyone really expecting high art? For what it was – acompletely silly, campy, somewhat insane piece of fluff – it was reallypretty awesome. Tremendously entertaining, with some great comedy, coolfight scenes (though it took a while to get to them – my only realcomplaint is that it was longer than it really needed to be), enjoyablemusic and dance scenes, and even something resembling an actual plot.Maybe you have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy it, but if youare, it's a ton of fun and I'd highly recommend it.

  6. Venkatachalam Iyer from India
    30 Mar 2012, 1:29 pm

    In the initial years of his career, Ramesh Sippy made two gems that weremember (and cherish) to this date — SEETA AUR GEETA and SHOLAY.SEETA AUR GEETA was about twin-sisters — the docile and theaggressive. SHOLAY, of course, needs no introduction. Yet, to updatethe unacquainted, Ramgarh is gripped by a terror called Gabbar.Resultantly, Thakur recruits two men to put an end to Gabbar's tyranny.

    Nikhil Advani pays homage to Ramesh Sippy's movies by merging SHOLAYand SEETA AUR GEETA. But this concoction called CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINAis very very bland.

    Come to think of it, Nikhil Advani had everything going for him. It's adream project, what with heavyweights such as Warner Bros., RameshSippy, Akhay Kumar and Gordon Liu agreeing to be a part of this mammothproject. But Nikhil slips and trips, falling flat on his face.

    A mas-ala film is always welcome. In fact, two Desi films (RAB NE BANADI JODI and GHAJINI) have been lapped up by the junta in a big way, butCHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA is an unbearable mas-ala fare that insults theintelligence of the moviegoer.

    The problem with CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA is that it lacks a watertightscreenplay to keep you glued for those 2.45 hours. Agreed, you don'tlook for logic and reason in hardcore potboilers, but the least thedirector and his team of writers could do is provide loads ofentertainment. Sadly, writers Shridhar Raghavan and Rajat Aroraa makemincemeat of a plot that had the potential to woo viewers from ChandniChowk to China to Chicago to Cape Town.

    So, what's the verdict then? Enjoy Chinese food instead. This one's abig, big, big letdown! Sidhu (Akshay Kumar) cuts vegetables at aroadside food stall in Chandni Chowk in Delhi. He longs to escape hisdreary existence and looks for shortcuts — with astrologers, tarotreaders and fake fakirs — believing anything except himself, despitehis father figure Dada's (Mithun Chakraborty) best efforts.

    The story takes a turn when two strangers from China claim he's areincarnation of a war hero and take him to China. Thanks to thedevious translator, a conman by the name Chopstick (Ranvir Shorey),little does he know that he is being taken to the Chinese village ofvicious smuggler Hojo (Gordon Liu).

    Therefore, Sidhu blissfully sets forth to China with Chopstick, whoinstigates dreams of a delicious future and forgets to reveal theperils, which await him. Along the way, he meets Sakhi (DeepikaPadukone), who has embarked on a journey to pay homage to the land ofher birth and her dead father and twin.

    Hojo catches up with Sidhu and eliminates Dada right in front ofeveryone. Sidhu seeks revenge and finds the one man who will make him aKungfu expert and set the village free from Hojo's tyranny.

    On face-value, what do you expect from CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA? Laughterunlimited, great martial arts, a glimpse of China. But what's served onthe platter is so insipid, so lame, so senseless that you wonder ifthere was a script in the first place. The comic scenes (that make youlaugh) are few and far between. The scenes depicting martial arts arehardly exciting. Also, barring the Great Wall of China, don't expectChina country tour here! There are big holes in the script. Samplethese… * How and why do the two oppressed Chinese men suddenly landup in Chandni Chowk in Delhi? Also, how do they zero on Ranvir Shorey?No explanations offered. * Deepika's track of visiting China is trite.Wasn't the twin-sister, an infant, thrown off the Great Wall of China?How did Gordon Liu suddenly decide to bring her up? * Similarly,Deepika's father was also pushed from the Great Wall, but he survives.Akshay too is beaten black and blue and thrown off (coincidentally,from the same place — Great Wall), but is rescued mid-air by Deepika'sfather. Miracles never cease to occur, must add.

    Post interval, Akshay undergoes a grueling training session, but notonce does the preparation give an impression that Akshay is seethingwith anger and vengeance. That's because the director has injectedhumor in these scenes and that takes away the seriousness from theplot. The climax is equally contrived and hence, makes no impactwhatsoever.

    Although the year 2009 has just begun, this film is sure to be a strongcontender in Razzies in two departments mainly — direction andwriting. Nikhil Advani goes horribly wrong this time. As for thewriters, well, they ought to take a crash course in film writingpronto. The songs are okay, with the title track and 'Naam Hai Sidhu'being the pick of the lot. The stunts (Dee Dee Ku) are plain mediocre.Even the dated martial arts' movies produced in the East offered betterstuff. Himman Dhamija's cinematography lacks the picture perfect look.

    Akshay Kumar is the sole saving grace, but the director hasn't tappedhis potential to the fullest. Deepika Padukone is passable. Gordon Liuis decent. Ranvir Shorey is functional. Mithun Chakraborty is bland.Roger Yuan, Deepika's father in the film, is fair.

    On the whole, CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA is a brilliant opportunity goneappallingly wrong. The film falls way below expectations and is a majordisappointment in all respects. At the box-office, the hype mighttranslate into a bountiful weekend, that's it. Thumbs down!

  7. veggwhale from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 1:29 pm

    Well I don't care if people bash and hate this movie….I just thoughtit was very good. I'm a fan of Gordon Liu and Akshay Kumar. my familyenjoyed this movie and I repeat, we aren't even Hindi/Indian, white, orChinese. So boo ya if ya didn't like this movie. I know that Akshay hasa background in martial arts and to see him in action and comedy wasall that matters. I thought Deepika was very pretty as Suzy That rogerguy who plays the dad was awesome too! Gawd I hate people who arealways so negative about a movie. even if some scenes were kind ofdumb, I didn't mind. The critics and the haters just nag and nag aboutthe film and the director. so what? there are some bad directors outthere, we get it now. But there were some good scenes about believingin yourself or sumthing like that. and i absolutely laughed at thepotato worship. I'm not even Hindi or Chinese and I understood thisfilm more than the losers who degraded it. Yeah there were some cheesyscenes, bad choice of music, and stuff but overall I looked beyond thatand had enjoyed the movie.

  8. madankumarse from India
    30 Mar 2012, 1:29 pm

    Akshay has reached a super stardom. But he has become over confident ofhis stature today. He's taking his fans for granted! This movie likeTashan is an utter disappointment! High time Akshay gives his fansmovies that are memorable, spectacular and remarkable rather than thesemindless ones!

    There are couple of scenes in the movie which surely tickles your funnybone to the core! But, the way the story drags and too manycoincidences gets you on your nerves.

    Initially the movie picks up alright. But, gradually you begin to startlooking at your watch or at least start yawning!

    Although Akshay delivers his usual best, it feels he's wasting histalent in such mindless movies. All other actors are acted okay, butfinally the storyline, humor or the narration doesn't give that punch.

    Today's audiences need some realistic movies & not stupid ones likethis!

  9. epadillamorales from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 1:29 pm

    I was introduced to Bollywood almost 9 years ago.

    Instant love affair since I am a fan of musicals anyway.

    This film was silly and fun when I let go of Akshay's character as oneI should take seriously, I enjoyed the film much more. I loved some ofthe lampooning and I thought the actions scenes were great…over thetop and great.

    But there have always been things that upset me…the stereotypes…theAfro wigs…the blackface…and in this film…the pygmies.

    There were also the very non-Desi women who are the backup, blondedancers. (If we're going to have an international backup dancer cast,then let's represent ALL of the world's beautiful women, not just theblonde ones.) Sure, there was an homage to Kill Bill in the endingsong, but there were a lot of stereotypes of the Chinese that didn'tsit well for me in this film and it triggered the reactions to otherfilms I've watched with the less than flattering portrayal of blackpeople of African ancestry.

    How can you love Beyoncé and have afro-wigs and blackface? Bollywood,do you not love all of your fans?

  10. Mandip Sembhi from Singapore
    30 Mar 2012, 1:29 pm

    I think Chandi Chowk to China is a great film and it is fun to watch. Idon't understand why most people don't like it but for me, the film wasgreat! Akshay Kumar is just funny as hell in this film, playing hischaracter Sidhu is just lol. I think he acted very well.

    Deepika Padukone is lovely as ever! Playing a double role again (Firstbeing (Om Shanti Om) she was great. I liked her character Meow Meow, ithink that it is a cool name and a very cool character. Her actionscenes at the airport was fantastic. She looked great in all hercostumes and her hair/ make-up was very beautiful! Her other characterwas also funny Ms. TSM.

    Dada was great same as the other star cast in the film.

    The songs in CC2C was funny. I love the title track Chandi Chowkt toChina and Tere Naine (The sky song)…

    Overall this film is a great watch! My rating for Chandi Chowk toChina: 7/10

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