An inspector heads to Chinatown, a resort, to investigate the occurrence of a crime, only to discover that in Chinatown, EVERYBODY is a criminal...

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Payal Rohatgi ...
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K.K. (as Johny Lever)
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Sonia Chang
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Inspector Ravi (as Vivek Shauq)
Rajendranath Zutshi ...
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Lobo (as Diniyaar Contractor)
Roshan Tirandaz ...
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Multi-millionaire Sonia Chang; owner of 36 China Town hotel and Hollywood Casino is found dead with the evidences pointing towards people from different walks of life who may have a motive to murder her. But there is a major draw-back involved in this case as the police does not have concrete evidence to incarcerate any of the suspects. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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21 April 2006 (India)  »

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Казино Чайна-Таун '36'  »

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INR 150,000,000 (estimated)

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£83,040 (UK) (5 May 2006)
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Features have the most expensive song (Rs. 30 million) for a Hindi film featuring Upen Patel and Isha Koppikar. See more »

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Remake of ...And Suddenly It's Murder! (1960) See more »

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Courtesy of Tips Cassettes & Records Co.
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Entertaining, despite being a blatant copy!!
15 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though Abbas Mastan claim that the inspiration for this movie came to them while watching Chinatown (1974), the movie is actually a scene-by-scene lift of the 1992 Hollywood comedy Once Upon a Crime, starring John Candy and Cybill Shepherd. Interestingly, that movie was also billed as a comedy-mystery, but was also much more comedy than mystery, like this one.

The roles played by Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor were played by Richard Lewis and Sean Young in the original. The plot has been Indianized: the main events in the original happen in Monte Carlo, and here, they happen in Goa, which is kind of the Monte Carlo of India. Several other aspects of the plot have been Indianized: for example, the two protagonists in the original are returning a lost dog (in this, they are returning a lost child). But several things are not changed at all, including the character of the married-for-money Paresh Rawal (played by John Candy in the original), the suave Casanova Upen Patel (played by George Hamilton in the original), and the inspector Akshaye Khanna (played by Giancarlo Giannini).

Despite having seen the original, I found this version to be highly entertaining. Especially impressive was Shahid Kapoor, who has excellent chemistry with Kareena. Akshaye Khanna does not have a very strong part, but still tries very hard. Overall, the movie does not disappoint.


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