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Chennai Express (2013)

 -  Action | Comedy | Romance  -  8 August 2013 (USA)
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Rahul embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather: to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a woman... See full summary »

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Rahul embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather: to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a woman 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. Written by UTV Motion Pictures

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$2,220,497 (USA) (9 August 2013)

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$5,306,729 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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An Android game was released few weeks before the release for publicity. See more »

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Just before getting down from the train to Deepika's village (Khamman) Sharhrukh and Deepika are shown in Sleeper Class (SL) Coach. When they get down, they get down from General (II) Class coach. In India General coach are not joint thus there is no way you can go from one coach to other. See more »

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Rahul: Tingu, sir, what I'm saying is peace, love, friendship, Gandhi.
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You will enjoy the ride throughout.
8 August 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Couldn't wait for tomorrow as this movie had created so much buzz, so I decided to attend the paid previews show today (8th Aug.).

**This review will neither contain any spoilers nor any fake remarks. In other words, this is an honest review.**

Mark my words as I say... This movie, Chennai Express, is a full-on entertainer, and you wont get bored anywhere in the long run. You will not call it "masala film" (a famous genre in bollywood since 2010 after release of 'Dabangg' created by movie buffs. Movies for no brainers fall under that genre.) as you walk out of the theaters, because the action and the comedy and the drama... all contain some logic behind them, all are sensible and none are not overdone. It is not like the other crappy mass entertainers like 'Rowdy Rathore', 'Dabangg 2' and Singham. Chennai Express looked promising when its posters and trailer released. Unexpectedly, it kept its promise.

Direction: Rohit Shetty proved his best with this. Honestly, this is the second film from the director that I enjoyed. The first being 'Golmaal'. Anyway, the direction is flawless without any glitches.

Cast: The performance of the cast is excellent. After watching the film, you WILL say "Shah Rukh Khan is back in his game" and you will fall in love with Deepika Padukone. SRK never performed in a mass entertainer or a comedy flick before (as far as I remember), and we thought he wouldn't fit-in to this kind of a role. We, the audiences, are more used to see him acting in serious dramas like 'MNIK', 'KHNH', Chak De! India' and therefore he is famous for such stern dramatic performances. But he delivered an extraordinary performance in this film, which was so unexpected. Deepika, being a Bangalore girl, essayed a South Indian accent in this film. I found out two or three flaws in her accent, in fact anyone who watches South films will do. Still then, you will love accent and her acting is brilliant as always. Nikitin Dheer was a fitted perfectly in his role as a villain, Tangaballi. He has the perfect build and attitude to be called a "bad-ass".

Music: The background score is very good and original. The songs are catchy, and aren't misplaced.

Plot: Adventure/Comedy/Action... all equalized. Won't discuss anymore. Watch it for yourself.

Editing & everything else: Two thumbs up!

Overall: 10/10


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