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Chandni Chowk to China -- 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.
Chandni Chowk to China -- 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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Release Date:
16 January 2009 (USA) See more »
This Diwali, two great civilizations... will wish they had never met! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Same formula, but a lot worse this time !! See more (80 total) »


  (in credits order)

Akshay Kumar ... Sidhu / Liu Sheuyn

Deepika Padukone ... Sakhi / Suzy 'Meow Meow' 'Miss TSM'
Mithun Chakraborty ... Dada

Ranvir Shorey ... Chopstick

Chia-Hui Liu ... Hojo (as Gordon Liu)

Roger Yuan ... 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

Conan Stevens ... Joey
Ian Stevens ... Buyer
Kevin Wu ... Frankie
David Firestar ... Buisnessman (uncredited)

Directed by
Nikhil Advani 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rajat Arora  dialogue
Bohemia  lyrics
Kailash Kher  lyrics
Shridhar Raghavan  written by

Produced by
Roopa De Choudhury .... line producer
Kulthep Narula .... line producer: Thailand
Ravi Sarin .... line producer: Dehli
Hussain Shaikh .... executive producer
Ramesh Sippy .... producer
Rohan Sippy .... producer
Mukesh Talreja .... producer
Sally Yeh .... line producer: China
Original Music by
Shankar Mahadevan 
Loy Mendonsa 
Ehsaan Noorani 
Cinematography by
Himman Dhamija (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Aarif Sheikh 
Casting by
Mo Lan 
Art Direction by
Kiran Khanna 
Costume Design by
Jaimal Odedra 
Production Management
Mahendra Baba .... production manager
Apra Bhandari .... unit production manager
Noi .... production manager
Satish Poddar .... production manager
Mr. Six .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Aditya Basu .... second second assistant director
Gaurav Chawla .... associate director
Rukhshida David .... second assistant director
Crystal Gong Chun .... first assistant director: China
Sabrina Khan .... third assistant director
Devanshu Kumar .... assistant director: continuity
Karan Shah .... third assistant director
Art Department
Dai Kate .... assistant art director
Pankaj Pol .... assistant art director: sets
Sound Department
Abhishek S. Bhattathiri .... chief sound editor
Manoj M. Goswami .... sound editor
Manoj Sikka .... sound
Varun Visoi .... foley recording
Visual Effects by
Ritesh Aggarwal .... compositor
Shrinath Agrawal .... modeling artist
Bejoy Arputharaj .... digital compositor
Priyanka Balasubramanian .... visual effects line producer
Uday Bhaskar Bandaru .... digital compositor
Praveen Bareria .... CG supervisor
Mahesh Baria .... set visual effects supervisor: preproduction compositing tests
Vivian Britto .... compositor
Goolzar Buchia .... fx artist
Prince Chaurasia .... visual effects coordinator
Santosh Choudhary .... smoke editor
Michael D'Sa .... visual effects producer
Danish Davis .... digital compositor
Abhijit De .... modeler
Amit Desai .... technical director
Prashant Dhotre .... senior lighting artist
Nelson Dsouza .... visual effects producer
Praveen Dsouza .... rigging artist: Prime Focus India
Somesh Ghosh .... digital compositor
Hardik Govindya .... motion graphics artist
Anish Holla .... render wrangler/render support
Rohinton Irani .... tracking lead
Shashank Jadhav .... digital compositor: Prime Focus
Rohit Jain .... modeler
Avnish Jha .... senior texture artist
Chandra Sekhar Kamuju .... digital compositor
Vishal Kapoor .... lead compositor
Karthikeyan Karuppasamy .... prep artist (as Karthikeyan)
Ashutosh Khandelwal .... render wrangler/render support
Sean Konrad .... supervisor
Swapnil Kulkarni .... roto/paint artist
Amit Kumar .... visual effects artist
Abhijeet Lamture .... texturing artist
Stephen Mascarenhas .... head of production visual effects
Ian McFadyen .... cg supervisor
Ian McFadyen .... previz artist
Vishal Mehta .... texture artist
Anand Ramachandran Menon .... visual effects artist (as Anand Ramachandran)
Aziz Merchant .... roto/paint artist
Biswal Miraj .... modeling/texturing artist
Vishram Mondkar .... visual effects artist
Vamsi Krishna Mudraboina .... digital matte painting artist
Rahul Mullick .... visual effects artist
Abhijit Mulye .... lead matte painter
Vikas Surajbali Nag .... compositor: Prime Focus
Anand Nayak .... visual effects artist
Sachin Paranjpe .... visual effects lead
Gauri Patil .... digital compositor
Jimmy Philip .... VFX lead compositor
Jimmy Philip .... lead compositor
Virendra Prajapati .... online editor
Gadiraju Ramesh .... digital compositor
Reupal D. Rawal .... visual effects supervisor
Ramsai Rayanapati .... sequence supervisor
Chandrachur Roy .... motion graphics artist
Ankur Sachdev .... digital compositor
Saravanan Sala .... paint artist
Mazdiar Santoke .... digital compositor
Rohit Sardesai .... visual effects artist
Tushar Shah .... visual effects
Aniket Shelgikar .... animator
Mayank Shrivastava .... visual effects artist
Raghvendra Shrivastava .... compositor
Avdesh Shukla .... compositor
Srikanth .... digital paint artist: prime focus
Pradeep Srinivas .... roto, paint, comp artist
Suryaji Suryavanshi .... digital compositor
Shailendra Swarnkar .... compositing lead
Merzin Tavaria .... visual effects supervisor
Yogendra Tonke .... senior vfx artist
Parikshit Tyagi .... visual effects artist
Nilesh Uttarwar .... roto artist
Griboshin V.C. .... visual effects producer
Sumit Verma .... pre-visualisation artist: Prime Focus
Yatin Vij .... post/visual effects coordinator
Kinjal Vora .... visual effects artist
Huan-Chiu Ku .... stunt action director
Camera and Electrical Department
Abdul Hamid Shaikh .... gaffer (as Abdul Hamid Sheikh)
Ikram Hussian .... best boy grip
Yogesh Jani .... dop: second unit
Prakash Mohapatra .... jimmy jib operator
Ninad Nayampally .... key grip (as Ninad Nayampali)
Rang .... gaffer
Animation Department
Sridhar Neelkantan .... lighting artist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natascha Charak .... additional costume designer
Titi Cong .... costume assistant
Neha Didwania .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor
Ashish Gaikar .... promo editor
Protim Khaound .... associate editor
Sandeep Kurup .... assistant editor
Mahesh Patil .... assistant editor (assistant editor)
Bobby Yadav .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bohemia .... composer: stock music
Shreya Ghoshal .... playback singer
Ravi Khanvilkar .... playback singer
Kailash Kher .... playback singer
Akshay Kumar .... playback singer
Bappi Lahiri .... playback singer
Tom Linden .... composer: additional music
Shankar Mahadevan .... playback singer
Anushka Manchandani .... playback singer
Shaily Shailendra .... lyrics
Neeraj Shridhar .... playback singer
Other crew
Charit Desai .... dialogue coach
Sumeet Goradia .... assistant choreographer
Navmeet Singh .... production assistant (as Navmeet Arora)
Pony Verma .... choreographer
Rachel Weng .... on set coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Made in China" - India (English title) (working title), USA (informal alternative title)
"C.C.2.C." - India (English title) (promotional abbreviation)
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Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action
USA:154 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

It also gives a nod to Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954) (as well as its Hollywood remake, The Magnificent Seven (1960)), which is about Japanese villagers hiring a group of swordsmen to fight off rampaging bandits.See more »
Continuity: At the end with Sidhus final encounter, Hojo throws his stick at Sidhu who breaks it. Then there is a long shot which shows them both before they begin fighting and magically the sticks back at Hojos side again.See more »
[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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Movie Connections:
References Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994)See more »
Tere NainaSee more »


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32 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Same formula, but a lot worse this time !!, 16 January 2009
Author: feziz from United Kingdom

When I was going to watch this movie, I was just hoping that Akshay Kumar has not used the same formula again which he has been using in his recent movies - where he is a stupid, thick, ill fated guy who everyone hates, but still he makes the audience laugh due to the comical nature of the character. And then something completely unexpected happens which changes his life and he becomes a real Indian movie hero. This movie has also got the same old formula, but this time, the comedy in the beginning is by far the worst in his last few movies. Specially, the constant use of vulgar jokes (like breaking his balls or eggs, threatening to put a wooden stick into someone from behind, etc) don't help at all. Deepika has looked stunning in both the roles she has played. But apart from that, its all the same as "Welcome" and "Singh is King". The makers have tried to show some senseless and boring comedy. For example, Akshay gets away from the attack of about 25-30 enemies, completely unaware of them during dancing in one of the songs. Also, too many fighting sequences are just over the top. In short, the movie is a complete disappointment!!

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