Chandni Chowk To China (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Chandni Chowk To China (2009)



Critic Consensus: A thin plot is disguised by high octane dancing and action in this Bollywood crossover comedy.

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Movie Info

Kal Ho Naa Ho director Nikhil Advani takes the helm for this tale of mistaken identity concerning a chef who's confused for a dangerous martial arts expert.more
Rating: PG-13 (for violence and martial arts action)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rajat Arora, Shridhar Raghavan, Rajat Aroraa
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 5, 2009
Box Office: $0.9M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Deepika Padukone
as Sakhi/Meow Meow
Ranvir Shorey
as Chopstick
Roger Yuan
as Chiang
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Critic Reviews for Chandni Chowk To China

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (28)

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.

Full Review… | January 22, 2009
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Chandni Chowk to China is Bollywood's all-singing, all-dancing, all-Hindi bid to conquer America.

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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.

January 16, 2009
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Denver Post
Top Critic

If Chandni Chowk to China were a person, it would need Valium.

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Top Critic

In fact, at two hours and 34 minutes, CC2C is too much by a half: too much dancing and fighting and too much footage of the Great Wall of China.

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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!

Leo L

Super Reviewer


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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