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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) UTVmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: K. Subhash, Younis Sajawal, Yunus Sajawal
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2014
Box Office: $5.3M
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Critic Reviews for Chennai Express

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Khan's gift for effortlessly moving between comedy and love scenes is complemented by Padukone's striking beauty and comic chops.

Full Review… | April 8, 2015
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 12, 2013
Top Critic

The movie chugs along for most of its 2 hours and 20 minutes searching for comedy and characters in a frantically overplotted story.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

ShahRukh is himself, the star. Deepika Padukone fits the role of Meena perfectly and looks beautiful as the Southern belle.

Full Review… | April 8, 2015

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.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013

Audience Reviews for Chennai Express


Good, but overrated.... and this comes from a die hard SRK fan... Bollywood needs to cut back on the fight scenes until they become more believable


Chennai Express is my first real experience with Bollywood and while it was't as lame as I expected it just isn't my cup of tea. Shahrukh Khan was charismatic as Rahul the immature self centered protagonist and though the actual story was entertaining and some of the spontaneous dances were fun to watch Chennai Express just didn't resonate or make me a fan of Bollywood. Perhaps other Bollywood films will be better at showing me why it is such a popular genre.

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