Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Finally a true Indian Kung Fu movie

I've long been a fan of Chinese martial arts movies. They pack the usual Bollywood masala, sans the songs, and add dollops of great action. Cheesy, but fun. I had hoped there would a GOOD desi version on a Kung Fu movie, and it's finally been made.

Chandni Chowk to China is a typical Kung Fu movie -- very Chinese in its presentation, and not Bollywood-ish. It's a great mix of Indian masala with some pretty decent Kung Fu. And keeping with the times, it borrows its humor from Kung Fu Hustle.

And not to forget, Akshay Kumar rocks. Only he could make this film happen. Hats off to you, sir.