Chandni Chowk To China (2009)
|Rating:||PG-13 (for violence and martial arts action)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Nikhil Advani|
|Written By:||Rajat Arora, Shridhar Raghavan, Rajat Aroraa|
|In Theaters:||Jan 16, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||May 5, 2009|
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Critic Reviews for Chandni Chowk To China
If Chandni Chowk to China is any indication, a combination of Bollywood and kung-fu movies is something the world needed without even realizing it.
Chandni Chowk to China is Bollywood's all-singing, all-dancing, all-Hindi bid to conquer America.
Chandni Chowk isn't going to appeal to those not already entertained by Bollywood and kung-fu movie clichés. But it could turn the charismatic Kumar into a global star, making the prescribed happy ending even sweeter for Warner Bros.
Chandni has martial- arts montages and Bollywood song-and-dance numbers. As tacky as the latter are, they're the sweet -- and only? -- draw of the movie. They also give this slight comedy-adventure its epic and unearned length.
Audience Reviews for Chandni Chowk To China
Absolutely hilarious! Sidhu is a faithful cook in his uncle's food stand, and is always trying to make the best with whatever luck he has. Even if improving his place in life, he rarely gives up. Along with his faithful companion Chopsticks, Sidhu must travel to China to help a village from a horrible tyrant. In the process, he meets Sakhi and her mysterious twin sister, Meow Meow. Tons of laughter!
Great dual performances by Deepika. Story plots that centrally coincide with two, or more, countries are always fascinating, and makes the suspense more intriguing.
Great cast- Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Ranvir Shorey, Mithun Chakraborty, Gordon Liu, and Roger Yuan. Definitely worthy!
My first experience with Bollywood cinema, this is a crazy blend of action, comedy and of course the large dance numbers I've always heard about.
I really liked this film a lot, hell I even bought it the day after sending back the rental copy, so that says a lot.
Give it a look if you are even remotely adventurous, it's a helluva lot of fun.
Let's just say that the trailer is better than the film by a very very long shot. At best, it is an attempt to recapture the lost magic of early 1980s Manmohan Desai-style masala potboilers in an exotic setting. But this much-too-long mix of kung-fu, slapstick and high-drama- yes, Chandni Chowk to China is not without its tale of long lost twins ultimately reunited to seek revenge from the bad guy-doesn't quite work mainly because the script doesn't hold together. I didn't much care for Sinngh is King either but it turned out to be a hit with certain people at least; so if you are one of those who like King, there's a fair chance that you might actually enjoy this one as well.
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