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17 January, 2009

Chandni Chowk to China is a drag

Ever got a feeling of losing patience while tolerating nonstop nonsense? Exactly how one feels while watching the much hyped ‘Chandni Chowk to China’. It had such a gripping effect on the (remaining 😉 )  crowd, that they were unified in the cinema hall while yawning together and making sounds of “Oooh” in chorus, astonished to watch consistent stupidity of watching the star couple jump from a sky scraper to escape the villain, with help of an umbrella and immediately start singing.

chandni_chowk_to_chinaMuch contrary to Akshay Kumar’s macho image of  being a class  action hero & a super comedian in his  recent blockbusters, he is  mostly a cry-baby in the  film who is seen weeping with tears rolling  down.  After seeing his foster father being killed in front of  his eyes by  the Chinese villain, he is convinced to  avenge it and approaches an  old policeman for  learning Cosmic Kung Fu. He is taught so, on  principles of Shaolin but without an iota of  seriousness as he keeps  cribbing and making fun of  the steps, not to forget his utter  disrespect  for the master. What finally helps him win the ultimate  fight are  his  cooking skills from the Chandni Chowk dhaba. Deepika  Padukone  looks very fit & vibrant in her Chinese attire and performs a double role and martial arts very impressively. Ranvir Shorey also has a great comical start but his role later reduces to a mere informer lacking any punch.

The Chinese crime-lord Hojo (played by a Chinese superstar Gorden Liu), wears his signature black hat that is thrown as a boomerang to slit throats. Warner brothers being one of the producers of this movie might have contributed to bring comic features in Akshay, with smoke coming out of his ears and getting kicked to outer space and back, but it fails to tickle the funny bone. In fact, its unintended scenes of violence make many kids cry. There is occasional slapstick comedy which is entertaining but the movie is otherwise a drag. I could never imagine writing a blog review for this movie, but hey such an over hyped &  yet disappointing film comes only once in a while 😉

The movie is worth a watch only if you have spare time, are prepared not to seek logic, want to see Deepika in an impressive new role and are fond of Kailash Kher’s music.


  1. I am not taking the risk of watching this money and wasting my valuable time and money.

    Comment by Nirmala — 17 January, 2009 @ 3:23 pm | Reply

  2. Akshay Kumar surely wouldn’t have denied the popular actor award had he known the fate of CC2C. Bechara

    Comment by Aditya — 17 January, 2009 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

  3. Well how the mighty have fallen! After a string of hits, Akshay Kumar registers a flop n how!

    Comment by Supernova — 21 January, 2009 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

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