Chandni Chowk To China

Critics Consensus

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

42%

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Total Count: 59

30%

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User Ratings: 9,160
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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.

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Critic Reviews for Chandni Chowk To China

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (34)

  • Warner Bros second foray into Bollywood is a brainless masala potboiler.

    Oct 20, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Anil Sinanan

    Time Out
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  • Half Bollywood, Half Chinese, all nonsense spectacle. Nikhil Advani's sprawling action-comedy has the feel of great ambition designed by committee.

    Jan 23, 2009 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 22, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Chandni Chowk to China is Bollywood's all-singing, all-dancing, all-Hindi bid to conquer America.

    Jan 16, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 16, 2009 | Rating: B
  • 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.

    Jan 16, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4

Audience Reviews for Chandni Chowk To China

  • Dec 25, 2008
    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
  • Dec 23, 2008
    This is definitely not for everyone, but I really enjoyed it. I love action/comedy combos, even if this went a little overboard sometimes, like the Cosmos Kick and the little whirlwind he made at the end. It would have been better without those outrageous "Kung Fu Hustle" bits, but it was still a great mix. Love the blend of kung fu and big Bollywood musical numbers. Some great action, a gorgeous cast, and a decent story. And I always enjoy a nice 'zero to hero' story.
    Rebecca E Super Reviewer

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