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  • Summary: From Chutney in India to Chow Mein in China, Chandni Chowk to China follows one man's passage from simple cook to kung fu fighter on a thrilling, madcap journey from the by-lanes of Chandni Chowk in Delhi, India, to the grandeur of the Great Wall of China and beyond. The first-ever Bollywood kung fu action comedy, the film brings together the two largest Asian communities, India and China, on one cinematic canvas. (Warner Bros.) Expand
  • Director: Nikhil Advani
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Musical
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 154 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. More important is to be in a silly mood yourself. Without that - without a complete suspension of disbelief - Chandni Chowk to China is a drag to sit through.
  2. 63
    For those with an adventurous and offbeat cinematic appetite, Chandni Chowk to China offers its shares of enjoyments, although there are plenty of "downs" to go along with the "ups."
  3. 63
    Fun but somewhat exhausting.
  4. Of some interest for promoting rapprochement between India and China, this is still awfully silly.
  5. At two hours and 34 minutes, CC2C is too much by a half: too much dancing and fighting and too much footage of the Great Wall of China. It does, however, have a vulgar energy and many of the jokes work.
  6. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    40
    As with many a Bollywood epic, you can bring the kids, your lunch, your cell phone, your unfiled taxes. There's so much here, and in such heaping, lengthy portions, you could probably weave a sari before the end credits.
  7. Reviewed by: David Chute
    20
    Alas, Chandni Chowk to China, directed by Nikhil Advani, is asymmetrical in the extreme: shapeless, shameless, and slapdash.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. sakets
    Jan 19, 2009
    10
    Good best comedy and action. it is truly nice akchay is rocking.
  2. dineshs.
    Jan 17, 2009
    10
    Nice movie with action of akshay & deepika, i like it very much.
  3. udayp
    Jan 22, 2009
    9
    This is one of the BEST movies indian cinema has ever produced...that I have seen in decades!...This one's a right call to the Oscar's....Right from sleek camera work, enchanting music score & all....the performances by its lead actors - namely akshay kumar & deepika gets your money's worth right away!...what was the name of the film which ran for a decade or so?...sholay or was it hum aapke hain kaun?...or was it ddlj?....I tell you guysss---this masterpiece makes all the above-named look like horse crap!!!...It's got a phenomenal repeat value which makes it a Super Duper rocking HIT..Right from the word GO!...So you GO!,...& watch the movie of the decade!!!!...worth every penny...sit back...watch..enjoy!...Thanks Nikhil! Expand
  4. DaleP
    Jan 29, 2009
    6
    To Nookie B. Pretty damn sure you weren't born in China as you mispelled "chinese" three times. I didn't watch the movie though and couldn't post unless i had a rating, so i gave it a neutral six. Expand
  5. FatFat
    Jan 20, 2009
    4
    I had high hopes from this movie, Akshay being my favorite actor, I was bound to be biased. Despite all this I was very disappointed with the movie. The movie was indeed a drag to sit through and I couldn't wait till it was over. Horrible characterization, in short a bizzarre film. Expand
  6. KarnB
    Jan 20, 2009
    1
    Hojo...Meow Meow..what crass! Am giving 1 cause its got Deepika Padukone. I couldn't even sit through the whole movie let alone give you a complete feedback! Akshay Kumar is spoiling his career and I think will eventually fizzle out like Govinda did. The best part of the movie was Expand
  7. MoyK.
    Jan 18, 2009
    0
    Its unfortunate to start a year with this kind of movie .. Nikhil Advani should be banned to make movies ... he is disgusting and the movie is worst than horse crap. Expand

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