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Chandni Chowk to China (2009)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 16 January 2009 (USA)
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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

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

Gross USA:

$921,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,439,480
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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

Features Salaam-E-Ishq (2007) 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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Um......there were some cheesiness......and cringing songs but...
1 November 2009 | by veggwhaleSee all my reviews

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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