3.5 Very Good

Chandni Chowk To China

Flavor changes every month in Bollywood. Chandni Chowk to China is not a disaster it is being made out as in the reviews. It is not a supreme work of cinema either.

The movie with the martial art as its USP has found a fitting macho man who carries his role with panache. Akshay Kumar, the new toast of Bollywood, may not dethrone SRK from his helm and neither does he shake Aamir Khan's seat a bit, instead he carves his own niche with a novel and briskly made film - Chandni Chowk to China.

Comedy, interspersed with action, makes the film a flick worth watching. The story line is pretty much Bollywood like. Major coincidences, heart-aching and angst-filled drama and a dynamic characterisation of the lead role by Akshay Kumar sums up the two and half hours that takes you to China and the oriental world.

Deepika Padukone adding allure to her role, looks very desirable and sexually sensual. She may not have delivered a bravura performance, but it is not below par either.

People come out of theatres remembering Liu Shiang as the character that shaped the movie and rightly so.

The music is a let down. The songs won't be remembered after the film comes out of theatres.