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Chennai Express - Bolly's biggest release of 2013 - is a shameless, silly and shallow 'masala' entertainer which represents, yet again, everything that is reprehensible about mass commercial Hindi cinema.
Khan's gift for effortlessly moving between comedy and love scenes is complemented by Padukone's striking beauty and comic chops.
It's just enough of a change of pace for Rohit Shetty to seem like a radical step forward without being so much of one as to be unrecognizable, as it's still funny and exciting, and the visuals pop.
Shetty's need to maintain his characters' romantic heroism constantly grates against his depictions of their ridiculousness.
The movie chugs along for most of its 2 hours and 20 minutes searching for comedy and characters in a frantically overplotted story.
I kind of liked the film, I just wish there was a bit more meat on these very familiar bones.
After Cocktail and Yeh Jaawani Hai Deeewani, Deepika is once again in superlative form.
It breaks my heart to tell you that Chennai Express left me cold.
It calls for no cinematic celebration, nor does it leave you with any major complaints and grievances.
ShahRukh is himself, the star. Deepika Padukone fits the role of Meena perfectly and looks beautiful as the Southern belle.
Like the southbound train of the title, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's romantic action-comedy-musical Chennai Express barrels forward with barely a stop to rest.
A loud, lame-brained romantic comedy from the (very) broad directorial brush of Rohit Shetty, SRK's over-hyped vehicle sees the charismatic but ageing actor badly miscast and easily overshadowed by his leading lady, Deepika Padukone.
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