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Chandni Chowk to China (2009)

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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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(as Nikhil Advani)

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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dada
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Sidhu
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Sakhi / Suzy
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Chopstick
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Inspector Chiang Kohung
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Hojo (as Gordon Liu)
Tang Tang Fei ...
Liu Sheng
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Joey
Kevin Wu ...
Frankie
Chang En Lu ...
Villager Han
Jun Li ...
Villager Wong
Jek ...
Priest Koshu
Gauravv K. Chawla ...
Palm Reader (as Gaurav Chawla)
Ina Vohra ...
TV News Reporter
Rajesh ...
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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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Their village destroyed, they travelled in search of hope. They followed a prophecy to find their ancient warrior reborn. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Made in China  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

AUD 174,424 (Australia) (18 January 2009)

Gross:

$921,738 (USA)
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Trivia

It is similar to the comedy movies A Bug's Life (1998) and ¡Three Amigos! (1986), which is about out-of-work actors defending a town while thinking they're merely giving a performance. See more »

Goofs

Below the Greatwall there is a monument, which upon Sidhul's arrival was introduced by village leaders to be something like "the tombstone of Liu Sheng the great warrior". But actually what inscribed on the monuments actually means "The Greatwall: Keystone Historical Site of Hebei Province". See more »

Quotes

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

References The Karate Kid (1984) 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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Um......there were some cheesiness......and cringing songs but...
1 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well I don't care if people bash and hate this movie....I just thought it was very good. I'm a fan of Gordon Liu and Akshay Kumar. my family enjoyed this movie and I repeat, we aren't even Hindi/Indian, white, or Chinese. So boo ya if ya didn't like this movie. I know that Akshay has a background in martial arts and to see him in action and comedy was all that matters. I thought Deepika was very pretty as Suzy That roger guy who plays the dad was awesome too! Gawd I hate people who are always so negative about a movie. even if some scenes were kind of dumb, I didn't mind. The critics and the haters just nag and nag about the film and the director. so what? there are some bad directors out there, we get it now. But there were some good scenes about believing in yourself or sumthing like that. and i absolutely laughed at the potato worship. I'm not even Hindi or Chinese and I understood this film more than the losers who degraded it. Yeah there were some cheesy scenes, bad choice of music, and stuff but overall I looked beyond that and had enjoyed the movie.


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