Akshay Kumar & Deepika Padukone starrer CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA is all set to hit the screens worldwide on 16th January 2009. Produced by Mukesh Talreja, Rohan Sippy and Warner Bros. this comedy action flick has been directed by Nikhil Advani, who gave two beautiful hit-drama musical flicks KAL HO NAA HO & SALAAM E ISHQ, and it is written by Sirdhar Raghvan.
The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The music has been given by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Kailesh Kher while Bappi Lahri has lent his voice for one of his yesteryear song 'India se aaya mera dost' in the movie.'
The film's title went through a name changing spree. As may be recalled, the first title was MERA NAAM CHIN CHIN CHOO, which later became MADE IN CHINA and finally it was named CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA.
CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA, the first ever Bollywood Kungfu 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 wake hilarious gags, breathtaking action, spectacular locations and heart stirring emotions.
Our 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, & fake fakirs- basically believing 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 a reincarnation of a war hero in the past and take 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)!
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 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!