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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.

Director:

Nikkhil Advani (as Nikhil Advani)

Writers:

Rajat Arora (dialogue), Bohemia (lyrics) | 2 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mithun Chakraborty ... Dada
Akshay Kumar ... Sidhu
Deepika Padukone ... Sakhi / Suzy
Ranvir Shorey ... Chopstick
Roger Yuan ... Inspector Chiang Kohung
Chia-Hui Liu ... Hojo (as Gordon Liu)
Tang Tang Fei Tang Tang Fei ... Liu Sheng
Conan Stevens ... Joey
Kevin Wu Kevin Wu ... Frankie
Chang En Lu Chang En Lu ... Villager Han
Jun Li Jun Li ... Villager Wong
Jek Jek ... Priest Koshu
Gauravv K. Chawla Gauravv K. Chawla ... Palm Reader (as Gaurav Chawla)
Ina Vohra Ina Vohra ... TV News Reporter
Rajesh Rajesh ... Chandni Chowk Thugs
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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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This Diwali, two great civilizations... will wish they had never met! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

India | USA

Language:

Hindi | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Made in China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$629,921, 18 January 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$921,738
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first film where the Chinese government has allowed a fight to be shot on the Great Wall. See more »

Goofs

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

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

The shot of Hojo urinating on the face of Sidhu has been removed from the international version. See more »

Connections

References Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Chandni Chowk to China
Written by Rajat Arora
Composed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa
Performed by Neeraj Shridhar, Anushka Manchanda, Pratichee Mohapatra and Shankar Mahadevan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Awesome cheesy fun!
16 February 2011 | by LaFeeChartreuseSee all my reviews

I can't believe the low ratings this movie has gotten! My girlfriend and I just watched it and we loved it. Sure, it's incredibly cheesy and silly and over-the-top, but you can pretty much tell that from the cover and the entire basic premise of it, so anyone who isn't looking for something completely ridiculous should have known better than to watch it in the first place. I mean, come on. Bollywood martial arts movie! Was anyone really expecting high art? For what it was - a completely silly, campy, somewhat insane piece of fluff - it was really pretty awesome. Tremendously entertaining, with some great comedy, cool fight scenes (though it took a while to get to them - my only real complaint is that it was longer than it really needed to be), enjoyable music and dance scenes, and even something resembling an actual plot. Maybe you have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy it, but if you are, it's a ton of fun and I'd highly recommend it.


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