'Chandni Chowk' gets lukewarm reception from American media

By Arun Kumar

Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) American mainstream media has given a lukewarm reception to "Chandni Chowk to China", the largest-ever release of a Bollywood movie in North America, calling it "a genetic experiment" and a "genre-mashup overkill".

"A veggie-slicing galoot from Delhi goes to China to realise his destiny as a martial arts master - and just from the synopsis, I'm on board with 'Chandni Chowk to China'," says Time magazine reviewer Richard Corliss.

But "the results of this genetic experiment are mixed. 'Chandni Chowk' is probably a decent sampler for Americans