The made-in-China Bollywood film that we told you about 13 months ago is about to hit the big screen soon. Earlier known as Made in China and Mera Naam Chin Chin Choo, the film Chandni Chowk1 to China which combines Bollywood dancing with kung fu, and Hindi actors with Mainland Chinese ones will debut worldwide on 16 Jan 2009 starring Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Mithun Chakraborty and Hong Kong martial arts film veteran Gordon Lau (劉家輝). This comedic cultural mashup looks like something we can all look forward to in our neighbourhood DVD store very soon.
1 Chandni Chowk (lit. moonlit square or market in Hindi), is one of the oldest and busiest markets in central north Delhi, India.
Film synopsis from Wikipedia after the jump:
An action-comedy about a simple cook (played by Akshay Kumar) from Chandni Chowk mistaken for the reincarnation of an ancient Chinese warrior by the villagers of an oppressed Chinese village.
From the hustle-bustle of Chandni Chowk to the hutongs of Beijing, the electric energy of Shanghai and sheer breathtaking Chinese landscapes, Chandni Chowk To China chronicles the lunatic adventures of a hapless simpleton cook from Delhi. As he goes to seek his destiny, he finds himself thrown into a crazy world of megalomaniac villains, femmes fatales, crazy inventors, Chinese mysticism and outlandish kung-fu assassins.