Even the near-perfect comic timing of Akshay Kumar cannot save the disaster that Chandni Chowk to China is.
Despite a heavyweight star-cast,cash-rich producers & distributors (warner bros) and some great locales to add to the flavor, Chandni Chowk fails to impress. Its poor script and even poorer execution does it in.
Here’s what some of the reviewers have to say about the movie
Tarun Adarsh of Bollywoodhungama.com has this to say
On face-value, what do you expect from CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA? Laughter unlimited, great martial arts, a glimpse of China. But what’s served on the platter is so insipid, so lame, so senseless that you wonder if there was a script in the first place. The comic scenes [that make you laugh] are few and far between. The scenes depicting martial arts are hardly exciting. Also, barring the Great Wall of China, don’t expect China darshan here!
Chandni Chowk to China is so slapdash that it feels like the script was written on the set. There are a few genuinely funny moments, but the inspired lunacy of a Kung Fu Hustle that this project so badly needed is missing
Chandni Chowk To China is a disastrous overbudget mess — and it may even turn out to be the one film so weak that even current box-office almighty Akshay Kumar [Images] can’t save it.
Appears even Akki’s charm could not save the movie that lacked soul, but that hasn’t stopped akki from doing his job i.e. trying to sell the movie, watch photo gallery below where he chats up radio audience