Actor Akshay Kumar’s experience of waiting tables in Bangkok finds resonance in a new Bollywood comedy about an Indian cook hoping to fulfill his destiny in China. It is the first ever Bollywood Kung-fu comedy takes you on a madcap Journey from the by-lanes of Chandni Chowk in Delhi, to Shanghai, the Great Wall and rural China, marrying in its way hilarious gags, breathtaking action, spectacular locations, and heart stirring emotions.
Watch the theatrical trailer of this movie below:
Akshay Kumar …… Siddhu Sharma
Deepika Padukone …… Sakhi
Ranvir Shorey …… Chopstick
Mithun Chakraborty …… Dada
Gordon Liu …… Hojo
Director: Nikhil Advani
Producer: Rohan Sippy
Written by: Sirdhar Raghvan
Music Director: Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, & Loy Mendonsa
The protagonist Sidhu (Akshay Kumar) is the lowest on the totem pole, cutting vegetables at a roadside food stall in Chandni Chowk in Delhi. He longs to escape his dreary existence and looks for shortcuts – with astrologers, tarot readers and fake fakirs – believing anything except himself, despite his father figure Dada’s (Mithun Chakraborty) best efforts. His redeeming moment arrives when two strangers from China claim him as a reincarnation of a war hero in the past and takes him to China. Sidhu now dreams of wine, women, and a 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)!
Therefore, 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 a 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!
The film is slated for release on 16th January 2009. Will this add another feather in the long list of Akshay’s comic hits? Will Deepika be able to ceate the same magic as in her debut movie? Will Nikhil Advani be able to prove himself after leaving the karan banner? Time will say it all.
Watch Chandni Chowk to China Title Song