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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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Its like a chowmien gone bad... 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
Hussain Shaikh .... executive producer
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
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
 
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:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Akshay Kumar claims that this film is semi-autobiographical: Sidhu is a cook who grew up in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, just like Kumar had.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
[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 Goldfinger (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
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27 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Its like a chowmien gone bad..., 16 January 2009
Author: Apurv Nagpal from India

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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