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.
This Diwali, two great civilizations... will wish they had never met!
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16 January 2009 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $629,921,
18 January 2009
Gross USA: $921,738
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $13,439,480
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The film's teaser poster (Akshay Kumar
in a Chinese robe, carrying a sword-kebab) was designed by Rohan Sippy
. Sippy went to Kumar with this poster and said he wanted to make a film with him, centering on this concept. Sippy also developed the fundamental plot from this poster in about three months. See more
Towards the beginning of the film the narrator mentions that the 'The Great Wall of China" is the only man made object visible from Space. However, it has been scientifically proven that for a human being to be able to see "The Great Wall of China" from Space a resolution of 7.7 times better than normal vision would be required, making that statement an impossibility See more
Dado Hojo! I'm going Chandni Chowk to China!
The shot of Hojo urinating on the face of Sidhu has been removed from the international version. See more
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) See more