Movie: Chandni Chowk To China
Chandni Chowk To China
Releasing: January 16, 2009
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Mithun Chakraborty
Director: Nikhil Advani
Writers: Shridhar Raghavan, Rajat Arora (dialogue)
Producers: Mukesh Talreja, Rohan Sippy
Theaters in Boston area:
AMC Methuen 20, Methuen
Capital 6, Arlington
Revere 20, Revere
Westborough 12, Westborough
Sidhu (Akshay Kumar) is the lowest on the totem pole, cutting vegetables at road side food stall in Chandni Chowk in Delhi. He longs to escape his dreary existence and looks for shortcuts with astrologers, tarot reader and fake fakirs, basically anything except himself, despite his father figure Dada's (Mithun Chakravorty) best efforts.
His redeeming moment arrives when two strangers from China claim him as reincarnation of a war hero in the past and take him to china. Sidhu now dreams of wine, women and princely existence in foreign lands. Thanks to the devious translator, a conman by the name Chopstick(Ranvir Shorey), little does he know that he is being taken to the promised land to rid the Chinese village of the vicious smuggler Hojo(Gordon Liu)!
So Sidhu blissfully sets forth to China with Chopstick who instigates dreams of a delicious future and forgets to reveal the perils which await him. Along the way he meets Sakhi(Deepika Padukone), Ms. Tele Shoppers Media (Ms TSM) who has embarked on a journey to pay homage to the land of her birth and her dead father and twin.
Initially Sidhu through a series of lucky coincidences manages to sidestep being beaten by Hojo's men but finally Hojo catches up with him and exposes him as the country buffoon that he really is. Sidhu has the fire of revenge in his belly and finds the one man who will make him Kungfu expert and set the village free. Armed with his Sifu(master), faith in himself and the love of the fair Sakhi Sidhu sets forth to conquer all!.
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