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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Sidhu / Liu Sheuyn
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Sakhi / Suzy 'Meow Meow' 'Miss TSM'
Mithun Chakraborty ...
Dada
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Chopstick
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Hojo (as Gordon Liu)
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Inspector Chiang Kohung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kiran Juneja ...
Mrs. Kohung
Yuk-Ting Lau ...
(as Lau Yuk-Ting)
Jun Li ...
Wong
Chang En Lu ...
Han
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Joey
Ian Stevens ...
Buyer
Kevin Wu ...
Frankie
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Storyline

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)

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This Diwali, two great civilizations... will wish they had never met! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Made in China  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$629,921 (USA) (16 January 2009)

Gross:

$920,816 (USA) (6 February 2009)
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Trivia

The third Bollywood film to be made and distributed in partnership with a major Hollywood studio. See more »

Goofs

For multiple times the name of the "legendary warrior" was shown as Liu Sheng. But in the center of the village, there is a statue of him, and his name is inscribed to be Liu Qing. Close pronunciation, but very, very different when written down. See more »

Quotes

Sidhu: Dado Hojo! I'm going Chandni Chowk to China!
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Connections

Features Salaam-E-Ishq (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Naina
Written by Rajat Arora
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Shankar Mahadevan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Awesome cheesy fun!
16 February 2011 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I can't believe the low ratings this movie has gotten! My girlfriend and I just watched it and we loved it. Sure, it's incredibly cheesy and silly and over-the-top, but you can pretty much tell that from the cover and the entire basic premise of it, so anyone who isn't looking for something completely ridiculous should have known better than to watch it in the first place. I mean, come on. Bollywood martial arts movie! Was anyone really expecting high art? For what it was - a completely silly, campy, somewhat insane piece of fluff - it was really pretty awesome. Tremendously entertaining, with some great comedy, cool fight scenes (though it took a while to get to them - my only real complaint is that it was longer than it really needed to be), enjoyable music 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 you are, it's a ton of fun and I'd highly recommend it.


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