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Chennai Express (2013)

Not Rated | | Action , Comedy | 8 August 2013 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Rohit Shetty

Writers:

K. Subhash (story), Yunus Sajawal (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
29 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Deepika Padukone ... Meenamma Lochini Azhagusundaram
Shah Rukh Khan ... Rahul
Sathyaraj ... Durgeshwara Azhagusundaram
Nikitin Dheer ... Tangaballi
Priyamani ... Guest Appearance
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Delhi Ganesh ... Villager
Jimmy Moses Jimmy Moses ... Truck Driver
Mohan V. Raman Mohan V. Raman ... Temple priest
Lekh Tandon Lekh Tandon ... Dada ji
Sachin Tendulkar ... Himself (archive footage)
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Tamil | English | Marathi

Release Date:

8 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ask Treni See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,220,497, 11 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,306,729, 29 September 2013
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film has several Tamil dialogues, but to retain context no subtitles were used. 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: I will sleep on the bed because I am your spouse, your husband, your mate and don't they say that there is no business like show-her business. Come on Meenamma let us sleep-amma.
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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 »

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Brainless Action Flick By SRK
16 August 2013 | by prasadjiwaneSee all my reviews

In tandem with the current trend of commercialization of the Hindi film industry, SRK has now released a movie which is about to make it to the so called 100 crore rupees club albeit it does not deserve even 10%. What it earns is only because of the publicity and marketing gimmicks by the superstar who hopes that people should worship him like the Tamil and Telgu movie stars. The movie has a very limited story which can be explained in a minute. There are no twists. Blatant advertising is used to increase revenue. Cinematography is good but with cheap script and acting make it fall in the shadows. The entire movie is based on SRK and dipika who entirely occupy the screen space. The songs have the most mindless lyrics and numbing tunes which are easily forgotten. The most unfortunate thing is to see an aging superstar who had produced great pieces of acting in his early days resort to promoting his own acting in a film which has no original acting. Watching the movie in theater is a waste of money...


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