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Chennai Express (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 8 August 2013 (USA)
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What could have been a sad journey turns joyful for Rahul when he falls in love with a woman en route to submerging his grandfather's ashes.

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Storyline

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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This Eid 8th Aug... Ready steady po!


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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,306,729 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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Trivia

Unusually, Deepika Padukone is credited ahead of Shah Rukh Khan, at the request of Shah Rukh Khan himself. See more »

Goofs

When his ticket is checked on the Chennai Express, Rahul has a ticket to Chennai. He did not buy a ticket from Kalyan to Chennai. See more »

Quotes

Rahul: Tingu, sir, what I'm saying is peace, love, friendship, Gandhi.
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Deepika Padukone's name is introduced first before the name of Shah Rukh Khan. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Chennai Express, will be a well deserved entry in the 100 crore club!
8 August 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Chennai express has everything going for it from the word PO!(Go in Tamil) I am a die hard Shahrukh fan and love Deepika too and let me tell you I wasn't disappointed at all!(though I had serious,serious doubts about the film till it actually began)

The film is a laugh riot! Amazing comedy timing, carefully written script, beautifully shot and two absolutely BRILLIANT actors. Deepika in particular is exceptionally good! She does so well that Shahrukh is side lined in a number of scenes they have together! The support cast and background actors do a fab job too.

A lot had been written and said about what is the need for Shahrukh to follow the others and be a part of another brainless action flick. But thats the difference, this one is miles away from one. No south film remake, no ridiculous flying fight scenes and the female lead actually HAD a role! I never thought the two of them could actually come together and make a one of a kind film, keeping the essence of the genres that each of them is famous for intact!

An original Bollywood flick 'King Khan' and Rohit Shetty style.

The music is extremely catchy and does complete justice to the film,not being too much, but just right.So a BIG thumbs up to Vishal-Shekhar!

A good comedy after a long, long time. Shahrukh had said that he took up this movie only because he was in 'splits' when he heard the script. And he's right, the script is the hero and thats why everything else falls in place. There is logic to everything.

If your a Shahrukh or Deepika fan, your're in for a treat! And the others, trust me, you will not be bored! :)

So,get on the train baby!

And, for the record, this film does not show any of the community in bad light or try to ridicule a south Indian as it was assumed initially by a lot of people as Deepika was required to do a south accent. I agree its not completely authentic but the dialogues are so good that the different accents is just to portray the cultural difference. Me, being a part north Indian and part south Indian did not feel humiliated but enjoyed every little bit. :)


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