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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.
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Director:
Writers:
Kailash Kher (lyrics)
Shridhar Raghavan (written by)
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Release Date:
16 January 2009 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
This Diwali, two great civilizations... will wish they had never met! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
4 nominations See more »
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Um......there were some cheesiness......and cringing songs but... See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (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
Ramesh Sippy .... producer
Rohan Sippy .... producer
Mukesh Talreja .... producer
Sally Yeh .... line producer: China
 
Original Music by
Bohemia 
Shankar Mahadevan 
Loy Mendonsa 
Ehsaan Noorani 
 
Cinematography by
Himman Dhamija (director of photography)
Manikandan 
 
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
 
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
Prince Chaurasia .... visual effects coordinator
Santosh Choudhary .... smoke editor
Michael D'Sa .... visual effects producer
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
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
 
Stunts
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
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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and martial arts action
Runtime:
USA:154 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
[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 The Karate Kid (1984)See more »
Soundtrack:
India Se Aaya Mera DostSee more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Um......there were some cheesiness......and cringing songs but..., 1 November 2009
Author: veggwhale from United States

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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