Review of the film Chandni Chowk to China.
The viewers of bollywood films are anxiously waiting for the release of the film Chandni Chowk to China in the 2nd week of January, 2009. The reasons are very obvious. Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone had played major roles in the film and the had given hits after hits in the last few years. At the same time Akshay Kumar had spoken about his role in the film in award ceremonies that were held in 2008 and the martial art that was displayed in the film was mentioned there.
Akshay Kumar played the role of an ordinary fruit-seller in the film who sold the produce in the streets of Chandni Chowk in Delhi. He met astrologers, fakirs and other fortune-tellers and asked them about any shot-cut route of becoming wealthy as he disgusted with his ordinary lifestyle. He got guidance from a local guardian played by Mithun Chakravarty in the film.
Two Chinese strangers came to Delhi, and told Akshay Kumar that he was the re-incarnation of major warrior of China. Akshay Kumar believed in there story and accepted the offer of being taken to China. He thought his life with be smooth in that part of the world. He dreamt about wine, beautiful women, picturesque locations.
What happened over there was totally different than what Akshay Kumar thought. Ranvir Shorey was the translator and he could not explain to Akshay Kumar that he had been taken to China not for any elementary purpose. He was supposed to fight against a notorious smuggler in that place with the title Gordon Liu. He met Deepika Padukone on the way and took her who wanted to look back at old memories in that part of the world.
Gordon Liu proved within short period of time that Akshay Kumar was not nothing better than a joker. After being beaten up him, Akshay Kumar contacted few personalities who taught him martial art and he trained himself to take revenge against Gordon Liu. From serious comedy the film took a turn towards authentic action sequences where Akshay Kumar had his specialization long back.
The film had very strong story line and script. There were events all across the film which could entertain the viewers and were not boring at all. The comedy sequences were created for purpose and action was also meaningful.
Nikhil Advani’s direction, Ramesh Sippy, Rohan Sippy’s production and Shankar –Ehsan-Loy’s music was very unique. Akshay Kumar’s hard work behind the project is evident from his performance. Deepika and Ranvir Shorey were very natural in their performances.
After the supreme success of Amir Khan’s Ghajini, Akshay Kumar again had come back with a super-hit package. His film will be the first block-buster of 2009 with the innovative venture.