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Chennai Express (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy | 8 August 2013 (USA)
2:34 | Trailer
A man heading towards Rameshwaram via Chennai express to immerse his late grandfather's ashes unwillingly gets caught amidst goons after helping their boss's daughter and them board the train.


Rohit Shetty


K. Subhash (story), Yunus Sajawal (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
32 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Deepika Padukone ... Meenamma Lochini Azhagusundaram
Shah Rukh Khan ... Rahul
Sathyaraj ... Durgeshwara Azhagusundaram
Nikitin Dheer ... Tangaballi
Mukesh Tiwari ... Inspector Shamsher Singh
Priyamani ... Dancer in the song '1234 Get on the Dance Floor'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yogi Babu ... Sri Lankan smuggler
Delhi Ganesh ... Villager
Puvisha Manoharan Puvisha Manoharan ... Puvi Radhika
Rohit Mehta Rohit Mehta ... SRK young age father
Jimmy Moses Jimmy Moses ... Truck Driver
Mohan V. Raman Mohan V. Raman ... Temple priest
Besant Ravi ... Durgeshwara's Henchmen
Lekh Tandon ... Dada ji
Sachin Tendulkar ... Self (archive footage)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Action | Comedy


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


As there were majority of South actors in the film 50 - 60 percent films dialogue are spoken in Tamil. See more »


The train number of Chennai express as shown in the movie when Shahrukh boards the train is 11028 which actually is for Mumbai mail. The actual number of Chennai Express train is 12163. See more »


Meenamma Lochini Azhagusundaram: Rahul, I know there's a little problem.
Rahul: A little problem? The fight has been fixed for tonight with that TV tower Tingu, and your father also wants to find out who amongst the two of us is stronger.
Meenamma Lochini Azhagusundaram: Strong?
Rahul: Strong?
Meenamma Lochini Azhagusundaram: Then what will you do, Rahul?
Rahul: I will commit suicide. I will consume poison, tie a noose around my neck and be run over by the Chennai Express.
Meenamma Lochini Azhagusundaram: No.
Rahul: The train is calling me.
Meenamma Lochini Azhagusundaram: Rahul! Rahul!
Rahul: Okay.
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Crazy Credits

Deepika Padukone's name is introduced first before the name of Shah Rukh Khan. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original version of the film with a duration of 141 minutes was given a UA certificate by the Indian Censor Board, on the account of some action violence. But the U certified version of the film has very few or say minimal cuts, with the total duration 141 minutes, the same as the original. This U certified version is available only for telecast on Doordarshan. See more »


References Rocky (2006) See more »


Tera Rastaa Chhodoon Na
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User Reviews

Chennai Express - Anything but Mindless
8 August 2013 | by koustav_netSee all my reviews

‎ChennaiExpress‬ - The movie delivered what promised and that is sheer ENTERTAINMENT.

Since it was a Rohit Shetty movie, I entered the theater having a mindset of seeing those illogical stunts and gravity defying action, but I was really surprised to see a "toned" down Rohit Shetty in this movie. Yes there were few action scenes here and there, but it was not very "over the top" as was synonymous with a Shetty movie. For me, I will not tag it as a complete "no brainer mindless masala flick", as it surely isn't.

Coming to acting, SRK's comic timing was impeccable even when he was hamming through the scenes, it was done with a purpose, but finally it was Deepika Padukone who stole the hearts with her endearing performance. And did I mention it was funny, rather hilarious at times.

A complete Family Entertainer.

Those who don't feel laughing their hearts out won't hurt their intellect, will surely love this movie

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Hindi | Tamil | English | Marathi

Release Date:

8 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,220,497, 11 August 2013

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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