Chennai Express

2013

Chennai Express (2013)

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Chennai Express is a story of Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) who embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu, only to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a South Indian girl (Deepika Padukone) hailing from a unique family down South. As they find love through this journey in the exuberant lands of South India, an unanticipated drive awaits them. What follows is a series of adventures where he finds himself in estranged situations, challenged with an unfamiliar language! Chennai Express is an action packed romantic journey. (c) UTV

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Cast

Shah Rukh Khan
as Rahul Mithaiwala
Deepika Padukone
as Meenalochni Azhagusundaram/Meena
Sathyaraj
as Durgeshwara Azhagusundaram, Meena's father
Nikitin Dheer
as Tangaballi
Kamini Kaushal
as Rahul's grandmother
Lekh Tandon
as Y. Y. Mithaiwala (Rahul's grandfather)
Mukesh Tiwari
as Inspector Shamsher Singh
Mohan Raman
as Vidamba village priest
Rakesh Kukreti
as Bobby (Rahul's friend)
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Critic Reviews for Chennai Express

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

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.

Oct 23, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Khan's gift for effortlessly moving between comedy and love scenes is complemented by Padukone's striking beauty and comic chops.

Apr 8, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 13, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Shetty's need to maintain his characters' romantic heroism constantly grates against his depictions of their ridiculousness.

Aug 12, 2013 | Full Review…
Variety
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The movie chugs along for most of its 2 hours and 20 minutes searching for comedy and characters in a frantically overplotted story.

Aug 8, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I kind of liked the film, I just wish there was a bit more meat on these very familiar bones.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…

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