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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The fight on the Great Wall was shot in seven days. It was originally planed to be shot in 20 days but the Chinese government would only allow for seven days for tourism purposes. Those seven days were extremely busy; Akshay Kumar, who usually shoots for only 10 hours a day, had to shoot for 18 hours in chilly conditions on the Wall. See more »

Goofs

Towards the beginning of the film the narrator mentions that the 'The Great Wall of China" is the only man made object visible from Space. However, it has been scientifically proven that for a human being to be able to see "The Great Wall of China" from Space a resolution of 7.7 times better than normal vision would be required, making that statement an impossibility See more »

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[from trailer]
Sidhu: This is the original Bollywood martial superstat / My name is Akshay Kumar / And this is my man the player Bohemia / To take you on a trip from Chandni Chowk to China...
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References I'm the Expert, You're the Novice (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Chak Lein De
Written by Kailash Kher
Composed by Kailash Kher, Naresh and Paresh
Performed by Kailash Kher
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Its like a chowmien gone bad...
16 January 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie for those who've had 6 beers (or an equivalent amount of alcohol), or for kids (and those similarly intellectually inclined) or those who are fans of the mindless timepass genre, where you leave your brains at home, land up for the movie and then giggle aimlessly for the next three hours.

All others, like me, will find this movie a disaster. And the sad thing is that they had an interesting premise – a Chinese village, suffering from a tyrant, finds out that they can be freed by an ancient warrior who has been reborn in India. But then its almost as if the 'brains' behind the film decided to see how much they could dumb it down, how much unnecessary slapstick & nautanki they could throw in, how complicated (actually that's too soft a word, convoluted is probably better) they could make the plot. How many films could they 'borrow' from – there are shades of Mr Natwarlal, Goldfinger and most old Hindi movies, with the whole twins separated at birth, amnesiac father et all. And in general, how far away from reality could they go… If it weren't for Akshay, who still comes through with at least his acting reputation intact, if not his judgement, the rating would be even lower. Deepika is OK, looks good as always. Most others, well actually I'm being unfair on the actors as they were probably doing what they were told. And the songs were in keeping with the rest of the film. Effects, scenery and cinematography is decent. Fight sequences are OK OK - again too far away from reality for me to enjoy, they've almost created a real-life version of Kungfu Panda.

I actually had high expectations from this one (because the premise was interesting) and maybe that's why I'm so disappointed. I laughed only once or twice throughout the film, most other times I was cringing, or holding my head in my hands. The audience was 50-50, a few walking out in the interval, despite having paid Rs 260 per ticket and some others laughing every time the director intended them to. They're actually planning a sequel to this, but despite being set in Africa, a herd of wildebeest couldn't drag me to that one…


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