Chandni Chowk To China
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Kal Ho Naa Ho director Nikhil Advani takes the helm for this tale of mistaken identity concerning a chef who's confused for a dangerous martial arts expert.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If Chandni Chowk to China is any indication, a combination of Bollywood and kung-fu movies is something the world needed without even realizing it."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Chandni has martial- arts montages and Bollywood song-and-dance numbers. As tacky as the latter are, they're the sweet -- and only? -- draw of the movie. They also give this slight comedy-adventure its epic and unearned length."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Insufferable. Burdened with insipid plotting and lame comedy."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Chandni Chowk to China is a fresh, invigorating mashup of Bollywood and Asian martial arts epics. Then, it stays around a good half hour too long. Way too long."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"A wholly missed opportunity to broaden the Hindi film fan base in America."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Chandni Chowk to China is Bollywood's all-singing, all-dancing, all-Hindi bid to conquer America."
‑ Michael Hardy, Boston Globe
"If Chandni Chowk to China were a person, it would need Valium."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"Tries to juggle Bollywood musical with martial arts action and slapstick comedy and fails at all three."
‑ David Cornelius,
"An energetic, if uneven, movie masala whose ingredients include broad comedy, fists of fury, dark family secrets and musical numbers."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Miss FlickChick
"Half Bollywood, Half Chinese, all nonsense spectacle. Nikhil Advani's sprawling action-comedy has the feel of great ambition designed by committee."
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"Chandni Chowk isn't going to appeal to those not already entertained by Bollywood and kung-fu movie clichés. But it could turn the charismatic Kumar into a global star, making the prescribed happy ending even sweeter for Warner Bros."
‑ Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News
"In fact, 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."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"This is a fun movie, as well as an interesting peek into what entertains audiences in a different culture."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Packs enough entertaining moments in its 154-minute running time to whet our appetite for more films from the subcontinent, but its sloppy audio and low-rent visual effects will likely prove distracting to American audiences accustomed to more polished fa"
‑ Thomas Leupp, IGN Movies
"Any hopes of stylistic experimentation or genre fusion are quickly dashed and it becomes evident that this is simply two films: the first half singing, dancing Bollywood and the second a middle-of-the-road martial arts flick."
‑ Justin Strout, Orlando Weekly
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