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Chandni Chowk trailer

01.02.2009

I don't know if Bollywood movies will ever hold much appeal for mainstream American audiences... but adding lots of fight scenes and gorgeous babes probably can't hurt.

CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA seems to be taking a page from the Jackie Chan/Stephen Chow playbook, stirring in plenty of slapstick (and random musical numbers) with the chopsocky. Of particular interest (besides the stunning Deepika Padukone) is the presence of legendary kung fu master Gordon Liu, a Hong Kong veteran (36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN, EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER), also recently seen in KILL BILL vol. 1 and 2.

Find out more at the official site. The movie opens in limited release January 16th.

Extra Tidbit: The working title was MAD IN CHINA.
Source: JoBlo

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8:18AM on 01/05/2009
It's interesting that this topic should come up. I've had a few conversations regarding this subject. I wrote this to a friend and posted this in a forum a while back. Minor edits aside, it's still relevant I believe. Some people might say, "Oh great! The bastard is quoting himself. Fucking megalomaniacal son of a bitch!!" I promise... I'd only do a copy/paste job if I was feeling lazy and not wanting to come up with something original. Hmmm... Ironic this.


"No one is dissing on
It's interesting that this topic should come up. I've had a few conversations regarding this subject. I wrote this to a friend and posted this in a forum a while back. Minor edits aside, it's still relevant I believe. Some people might say, "Oh great! The bastard is quoting himself. Fucking megalomaniacal son of a bitch!!" I promise... I'd only do a copy/paste job if I was feeling lazy and not wanting to come up with something original. Hmmm... Ironic this.


"No one is dissing on India. What people are "dissing" is the Indian Film Industry. You want to know why people laugh. They're laughing at unoriginal, forever repetitive, indefatigably horrid and nonsensical in the majority. That's what they are laughing at.

The Indian Film Industry does not garner the same respect as other film industries do around the world. There is a good reason for that. "Bollywood," the term itself is an unequivocal insult to the pool of talent within the Indian Film Industry. It's a term that forcefully ingratiates upon itself the identity of everything "Hollywood." Erstwhile, distancing itself from the very qualities which made it unique and notable to begin with.

What the majority of people in "Bollywood" tend to forget, is that Hollywood isn't exactly a picture of originality and par excellance either. With remakes of remakes, sequels, prequels and sequels to the prequels. Things in Hollywood are fast becoming all about the bottom line, and any modicum of originality is willingly thrown out the window. Save but the efforts of a few, much like in the Indian Film Industry, any semblance of talent would be otherwise quickly replaced with sheer idiocy.

Imitation is not always the best form of flattery, because if you imitate the inept, you end up with something inept. Newsflash! Being able to work in Hollywood, does not automatically mean you're talented. Copying the likes if Michael Bay or Uwe Boll isn't exactly a badge of honor. The "Chandni Chowk's" aren't exactly the cornerstone of Indian cinema. It's films like The Apu Trilogy, Laggan, Company, Water, Bandit Queen, Sholay... that are the precursors for the future excellance of Indian films.

Though not everyone in "Bollywood" applies to the aforementioned school of thought. The likes of Satyajit Ray, Naseeruddin Shah (the man who inspired me to pursue a career in films myself), Aparna Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, Ram Gopal Verma, Shekhar Kapur, Amir Khan have so far carried the torch commendably.

In light of their achievements and the sudden influx of new talent, there has been a marked difference in Indian films of late. Most notably, the difference has been in the script treatments. Suddenly, all kinds of subjects are being tackled by the Indian Film Industry. Sex, drugs, violence, aids, gay and lesbian rights. All previously thought to be social and political taboos.

In some ways it's a positive sign and in some ways it isn't. I feel what people in the Indian Film Industry must realize, is that in their rush to "modernize" and embrace all that is Hollywood, they need not forget their own unique identity."
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6:19PM on 01/04/2009
this was all in the 90's. the quality of indian cinema has increased a lot.
go see the movies i mentioned below your post and u'll be amazed how original bollywood can be.
this was all in the 90's. the quality of indian cinema has increased a lot.
go see the movies i mentioned below your post and u'll be amazed how original bollywood can be.
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2:59PM on 01/04/2009
Potato,Po"ta"to..same crap.
Boy meets girl,boy and girl's family hates each other,they tried to break them up,boy and girl elopes,family learn their lesson and boy and girl get together...add some cringe inducing musical numbers and lame ass dancing with alot of bobble head talikng.
Oh and sometime the boy or the girl ends up dying. yeah really good movies. Bollywood's been ripping off the Romeo and Juliet storyline for decades. Now they're starting to rip off every hollywood films. There are
Potato,Po"ta"to..same crap.
Boy meets girl,boy and girl's family hates each other,they tried to break them up,boy and girl elopes,family learn their lesson and boy and girl get together...add some cringe inducing musical numbers and lame ass dancing with alot of bobble head talikng.
Oh and sometime the boy or the girl ends up dying. yeah really good movies. Bollywood's been ripping off the Romeo and Juliet storyline for decades. Now they're starting to rip off every hollywood films. There are no originality in bollywood...never had it,never will. With such a culturely rich history,you'd think they can come up with some original ideas of their own.Nope crap and more crap....and more crap.
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2:26PM on 01/04/2009
no it's not the same SHIT. there's a LOT of difference between the 2 types of film
and dude have u ever even seen any indian film.
i agree that most of the films are either rip=offs of holluwood movies but there are some very good movies
like
Munnabhai MBBS and its sequel
Taare Zameen Par
namastey london
no it's not the same SHIT. there's a LOT of difference between the 2 types of film
and dude have u ever even seen any indian film.
i agree that most of the films are either rip=offs of holluwood movies but there are some very good movies
like
Munnabhai MBBS and its sequel
Taare Zameen Par
namastey london
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9:45AM on 01/04/2009

@eddict316

Same shit.
Same shit.
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6:28AM on 01/04/2009

I'LL PASS

It's sad that shitflicks like these get the spotlight just because Warner's tied in with it, when in fact there's a whole boatload of really good South Indian and Bollywood (not the same thing, btw) productions out there that have never been given the recognition they deserve. Films like Mitr My Friend portray a side of Indian filmmaking that isn't given its due credit. Instead, movies like these that use brainless slapstick comedy and poor storytelling garner a release in major markets like in
It's sad that shitflicks like these get the spotlight just because Warner's tied in with it, when in fact there's a whole boatload of really good South Indian and Bollywood (not the same thing, btw) productions out there that have never been given the recognition they deserve. Films like Mitr My Friend portray a side of Indian filmmaking that isn't given its due credit. Instead, movies like these that use brainless slapstick comedy and poor storytelling garner a release in major markets like in the USA and Europe. This movie clearly misunderstands the concept of comedy; we're supposed to laugh with them not AT them.

Anyway, I'll pass on this bullsh*t. Indian cinema has a whole lot more to offer than this mockery of a flick.
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1:15AM on 01/04/2009
@pass the puss
this is an INDIAN film not a Paki film
and @ Bollywood Fan
agreed that joblo should've posted a trailer of the other films u mentioned but this one is gonna be awesome 4 sure.
@pass the puss
this is an INDIAN film not a Paki film
and @ Bollywood Fan
agreed that joblo should've posted a trailer of the other films u mentioned but this one is gonna be awesome 4 sure.
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9:14PM on 01/03/2009

Nice!

Looks real fun!
Looks real fun!
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8:54PM on 01/03/2009
I just can't see any paki made crap as original or even good enough to sit through without wanting to wretch.
The bobble head speech they all make are too silly to take seriously.It took a real film maker like Danny Boyle to make a film about these pakis you can stomach.
I just can't see any paki made crap as original or even good enough to sit through without wanting to wretch.
The bobble head speech they all make are too silly to take seriously.It took a real film maker like Danny Boyle to make a film about these pakis you can stomach.
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8:38PM on 01/03/2009

Bollywood Fan

Iīm a Bollywood Fan. But why do Joblo add a Bollywood Trailer? There are so many great Bollywood Movies, like Black, Tare Zameen Par, Lagaan, and and and. But why? Why?.. Why a flop-movie trailer? That Movie isnīt even good. Even for an Indian audience it was bad. So why not a Trailer of Ghajini? or a better one?
Iīm a Bollywood Fan. But why do Joblo add a Bollywood Trailer? There are so many great Bollywood Movies, like Black, Tare Zameen Par, Lagaan, and and and. But why? Why?.. Why a flop-movie trailer? That Movie isnīt even good. Even for an Indian audience it was bad. So why not a Trailer of Ghajini? or a better one?
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2:15AM on 01/03/2009
the working title was madE in china lol not mad in china.
and i have a feeling that this was only reported here cuz its a Warner Bros Production??
the working title was madE in china lol not mad in china.
and i have a feeling that this was only reported here cuz its a Warner Bros Production??
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1:40AM on 01/03/2009

Woww

Its so cool to see joblo.com reporting on a Bollywood movie. Yeah i understand the song and dance routine doesnt appeal to everyone, but there are good movies made here too.
Its so cool to see joblo.com reporting on a Bollywood movie. Yeah i understand the song and dance routine doesnt appeal to everyone, but there are good movies made here too.
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11:49PM on 01/02/2009
Nothing against Bollywood and all but what the fuck? No thanks.
Nothing against Bollywood and all but what the fuck? No thanks.
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11:31PM on 01/02/2009
after seeing that i'm caught somewhere between awesome and huh? i'll see anything with Gordon Liu though
after seeing that i'm caught somewhere between awesome and huh? i'll see anything with Gordon Liu though
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