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Chennai Express (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 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.


Rohit Shetty


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



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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)


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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Release Date:

8 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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When Deepika's claims that her village Khammam(which as per her is supposed to be in Southern part of India) is arrived, it is actually Dhudhsagar Falls, which is a scenic beauty near Goa/Maharashtra/Karnataka Border. It is no where close to Chennai. See more »


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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Fun-rolled Masala Entertainer
9 August 2013 | by Rohit SabnisSee all my reviews

Since the days of Chak De India, judging his grace & his stupendous acting skills, I am a huge fan of Shah Rukh Khan. A man of substance, he shows his skills in every film through his strong dialogue delivery & a firm grip over the emotional phenomena of the film. Every film he does, he makes it new for his audience & that is what makes him a stand-out actor.

Just few hours back, I caught up with his new film released today 'Chennai Express' directed by the Singham & Golmaal director Rohit Shetty, co-starring Deepika Padukone. It showed the King of Romance in a dynamic never-seen-before avatar & some fun-rolled laughter & Rohit Shetty style action.

Not much of surprise, the film touches all the genres of Bollywood completing a circle of entertainment. The film is the mixture of both: humour as well as some serious action. Frankly, I only liked Shetty for Golmaal & Singham. I found that mostly his films lacked sensibility & displayed some mindless insensitive action. But the fact that Shah Rukh Khan is starring in it made me really look into Chennai Express. Because as far as I know SRK, he is one of intelligent brains in Bollywood & knows completely well what he is up to.

Not deviating from Chennai Express, I would like to tell about the plot. The story is about Rahul, a 40 year unmarried man, who lives with his grandparents in Mumbai. After his grandfather's death, Rahul embarks on a journey to Goa but a series of confusions & misunderstanding, he finds himself in Chennai Express, a train that brings a big turn in the life of Rahul leading him to the place where he is destined to be.

Frustrated of his misfortune about not being able to go to Goa, Rahul meets Meenama, a South Indian girl from Kumban village in Chennai. She happens to be the pivotal part of the film that changes the monotony of Rahul's life. Rahul witnesses the ticket checker of the train being thrown in the waters from running train by the Tamil goons who happen to have kidnapped Meenama, thus being the only witness to the incident. Rahul is plunged into the world where he is being pestered, troubled & led into some humorous mishap. Shetty has depicted all of this in funny way that audience find themselves having the best time of their lives.

Chennai Express is sheer entertainment with fun-filled comedy all over. There is action, romance & humour throughout the film. It will leave smiles on everyone's faces when they leave the theatre. It is very impressive and unlike all Rohit Shetty films, it has the powerful element of emotion, the element which Indian directors use to uplift their standard of cinema. The songs are combination of foot-tapping numbers as well as some melodiously extravagant songs. If you have caught up with all Rohit Shetty films, this one you will be the most satisfied with. The first time collaboration of Rohit Shetty- SRK duo will undoubtedly set the box office registers ringing.

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