Chandni Chowk to China
Thursday, October 1
Doors at 8pm; movie starts at 8:30pm
You know, sometimes we really have to get creative when writing these event descriptions. We know why we decide to organize our events, what makes them interesting, exciting, fun, but it is not always that easy to convey that information to you, our audience. So we often have to cook up some sort of clever anecdote or perplexing metaphor or historical curiosity in an attempt to get you as excited about what’s coming up as we are.
And then there’s Bollywood Night.
When, most of the time, all one has to do is give an accurate description of the plot and it is so crazy wack funky in itself that no further cleverosity is required. Case in point: this week’s movie, Chandni Chowk to China.
Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it:
“Sidhu (Akshay Kumar) is a lowly vegetable cutter at a roadside food stall in the Chandni Chowk section of Delhi. He longs to escape his dreary existence and looks for shortcuts with astrologers, tarot card readers, and fake fakirs, refusing to believe in himself despite his foster father, Dada’s (Mithun Chakraborty), best efforts. When two strangers from China claim him as a reincarnation of a famous war hero and want to bring him to China, Sidhu, thanks to devious translations by his con-man buddy Chopstick (Ranvir Shorey), believes he will be taken to an exotic land and feted as a hero. In actuality, the men want him to rid their village of the vicious smuggler Hojo (Gordon Liu).
“Sidhu blissfully sets forth to China with Chopstick. Along the way he meets Sakhi (Deepika Padukone), the Indian-Chinese spokesmodel known as Ms. Tele Shoppers Media, or Ms. TSM, who is travelling to the land of her birth, of her presumed-dead father, and of her twin sister, Suzy. Suzy, also known as the femme fatale Meow Meow, works for Hojo, not knowing Hojo tried to kill her father….”
Betalevel movie night:
1st Thursdays – Bollywood Night
2nd Thursdays – Zombie Night
3rd Thursdays – Keanu Night
4th Thursdays – Weimar Night
5th Thursdays – Miscellaneous Night