Chandni Chowk to China - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

A crazy plotline of the 80s where Seeta meets Geeta or not. An unbelievable journey of a simpleton from shame to fame - where coincidences rule! An unsuccessful attempt at a comedy, but I guess a successful one at slapstick.



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33 reviewers have given Chandni Chowk to China an average rating of 1.4/5.0 (?)

3 yays
18 nays
12 so-so

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Thumbs up by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...Akshay Kumar makes you laugh, cry and cheer for him but then again he is let down by an average script.... full review

Thumbs up ...The film doesn't really end up being the joy ride it promises to be.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Chandni Chowk to China makes one realise why Akshay Kumar has a space in the industry that no one can tally... full review

So-So by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...The film is overloaded with action, drama, songs and one of the plus points of the film is that it grips your attention throughout... full review

So-So by Abhishek Mande, Buzz18 ...ou'd be happier watching the reruns of Welcome, Namastey London and Singh is Kinng on television.... full review

So-So by Martin D'souza, ...It's buffoonery all the way, as you are made to suspend your grey matter.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...But what sticks with you when you leave the cinema after a screening of Chandni Chowk To China is the feeling of fatigue that comes from being trapped in an elevator for hours.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... The screenplay is crammed with clichés and conveniences.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Advani and his writer Shridhar Raghavan in an attempt to give us a full-on entertainer sacrificed logic, plausibility, characterisation and even coherence.... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now ...Akshay Kumar in the stereotypical role of clownery act fails to strike the right cord.... full review

So-So ...Akshay takes the entire movie on his strong shoulders.... full review

So-So by Harshita Kohli, StarBoxOffice ...The comedy in the film is forced and it almost looks stupid as opposed to entertaining or hilarious.... full review

So-So by Filmbear, Upper Stall ...The story is simplistic and is a mashup of Seven Samurai (or Sholay if you please) and Kung-Fu Panda with some not so-unique Bolly tracks thrown in... full review

So-So by Ashwini Kumar, ZEENEWS.COM ...Even if you avoid looking at the technical flaws, there are serious problems with direction.... full review

Thumbs down by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Making a good no-brainer requires brains.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Nikhil Advani’s Chandni Chowk to China is so crammed with nudge-nudge memories from the masala era that you could entertain yourself simply with a guessing game about the various references.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...CC2C is a colossal waste of resources, talent, time and money.... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, DNA ...I might have been put off hakka noodles and chilli potatoes for life - and I blame director Nikhil Advani,... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Deepika Padukone looks fairly good, acts fairly bad.... full review

Thumbs down by Raghav Ramaiah, IMDB ...2009 for Bollywood has definitely started off on a real bad note with CC2C totally disappointing the audience... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...Nikhil Advani pays homage to Ramesh Sippy's movies by merging SHOLAY and SEETA AUR GEETA.... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...Akshay Kumar himself claimed recently that the movie lacks sense.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Mumbai Mirror ...The theatre remains dispassionately quiet.... full review

Thumbs down by Nita Jatar Kulkarni, Now ...Chandni Chowk To China is disappointing. A mad film can carry itself along if it is tumultuous enough and funny enough, but this one isn't.... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now ... If this film had been shot anywhere in the world, it would've been just as bland and fatuous... full review

Thumbs down by Jahan Bakshi, Now ...Chandni Chowk To China moves so arbitrarily and randomly that none of the characters are established well enough for them to form any emotional connect with the audience.... full review

Thumbs down by Ashu Bhai, Passion for Cinema’s a cult classic that will be spoken about at underground trashy film communities.... full review

Thumbs down Passion for Cinema ...The new way of reviewing in a downturn is by not watching the movie. It’s more efficient. You save money and time.... full review

Thumbs down by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...Made with a whopping budget of Rs. 80 crores, the film lacks oomph factor.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Chandni Chowk To China is a disastrous overbudget mess... full review

Thumbs down ...If you thought Akshay Kumar’s previous film Singh is Kinng was bad, Chandni Chowk to China is ugly beyond your wildest fears.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... Real potato heads we must be, for wondering why nothing tickles our funny bone when you get kick assed in Chandni Chowk... full review