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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chandni Chowk To China To Crashing Way Way Down At The Box Office


I can confidently advise you to not waste your precious time and money (what, with recession and all!) and watch Chandni Chowk To China.I was dragged to watch it like a dead carcass with no feet and half way through I, the dragger, dragged the dragees out of the movie theatre.Akshay Kumar movies are usually known for senseless, yet entertaining banter but this one was just senseless.It was quite clear that the director had no basic plot.It was just a big huge enmeshed blob of confusion.
It had a little bit of Kung Fu Panda and Seeta Aur Geeta. Thats one combo I thought I'd never see!
And whats with Deepika Padukone and signing up for movies only with double roles? She is of mixed parentage in the movie; one, a Chinese mafia type girl, and the other, a ditzy Indian model.What cracked me up(only cause everything else was so lame) was Chinese Deepika's underworld name-Meow Meow.Everytime she came on screen, the sound effects produced a screechy 'Meeeeoowww'.

Akshay Kumar plays a vegetable cutter in Chandni Chowk who is mistaken by very dumb Chinese villagers to be the re-incarnation of their historic warrior.It thus involves the journey of a flabby paratha seller's son who eventually takes revenge by taking down the guy -crime master Hojo (lol) that bullies the villagers and that killed Akshay Kumar's dad and destroyed Deepika's family.Trust me, after all the boredom, you might look forward to the one on one action between the villan and Akshay, but you will be DISAPPOINTED.I'm a huge fan of martial art ass kicking scenes( I'm currently in my second year of Thai Kickboxing) and the scenes in Kung Fu Panda got me more riled up than this movie.Oh! Don't miss out on the super exaggerated cosmos energy move.Thats just dope.Bruce Lee must be spinning in his grave.

20 comments:

  1. Meow Meow Michi LOL!

    **and the scenes in Kung Fu Panda got me more riled up than this movie

    HAHAHAHA!


    ok done deal...I'll never ever even go near this movie!


    Keshi.

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  2. Hi,Mich-tks for the advance warning.:)I guess it's another case of overkill...they hyped up the movie so much that expectations were too high.A good lesson,maybe,for our filmmakers.

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  3. i was convinced that akshaye was infact a pesky macchhar and not any warrior lieu shang

    i wasted my precious 120 bucks on it

    should have read this review before going for it

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  4. Thank You for warning. I have no intentions of watching this movie :)

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  5. Meow Meow was sooo funny lol
    dear my princess!! thank you very much for your interesting review!
    i liked the story and this pic of vegetable cutter, but i will not watch this movie if you think so.
    princess is doing thai kickboxing? lololol

    much love toooo
    niki

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  6. Could'nt hold myself from being sarcastic when i saw this movie! I reckon the lead role should have been taken by the potato.

    I thought Sing is king was a real turndown but this movie beats all the records!

    My 3 hrs gone waste

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  7. i love you...sigh..

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  8. well.. i wish i'd read this review before going for the movie! such a thorough waste of time and money! it was just plain torturous just to sit there and watch the mindless movie (i refuse to call it comedy)...

    all the actors did so poorly that the poor inspector chang was the only one worthy of having acted! the ironies of some events were just lost thanks to the mindless context of it all.. and i supp using my brain is a waste, but pray how can a blade that slices through skin and flesh, give a cut so deep in a steel-metal statue such that it falls!! I mean thats heights of exagerration! it's just not funny!

    hope we have better things to do the next time such movies are playing!

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  9. it's obviously "inspired" ...
    The original is a laugh riot.
    Do watch "kungfu-hustle"

    "d.poet"

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  10. at all

    lol...who watched billu barber? i heard it was a disappointment too!

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  11. It's interesting that you say this. I would've thought Chandni Chowk would've afforded them some interesting takes to work into their theme. Is it that bad?

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  16. most obnoxious movie i saw in quite some time......the spin was the real low point!!! I wonder what the makers of the movie think about audience's intelligence!!

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  17. I saw a trailer for this movie. Looked interesting but you say otherwise. So I shouldn't bother watching it then?

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