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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 »
32 wins & 54 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
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
Rohit Mehta ... Shah rukh Khan young age father
Jimmy Moses Jimmy Moses ... Truck Driver
Mohan V. Raman Mohan V. Raman ... Temple priest
Besant Ravi Besant Ravi ... Durgeshwara's Henchmen
Lekh Tandon ... Dada ji
Sachin Tendulkar ... Self (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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This Eid 8th Aug... Ready steady po!

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

The casting of the lead heroine was the subject of much press speculation; Kareena Kapoor, Asin and Deepika Padukone were rumoured to be involved. Shetty denied those rumours, stating that the cast would be finalised in April 2012, and that he was going to cast an established actress in the role. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Rahul: Tingu, sir, what I'm saying is peace, love, friendship, Gandhi.
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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 »


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Titli (Dubstep Version)
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User Reviews

 
Chennai Express is the story of Rahul and Meena, who meet on a train, and how the journey affects their lives.
9 August 2013 | by zealous_inkerSee all my reviews

When I went to watch Chennai Express, I had in my mind that it was a Rohit Shetty movie and hence it couldn't be very good. I knew it could be highly nonsensical. I just hoped it would've a sensible plot. And I am glad to say it does have a sensible plot. It's little forced and unconvincing at times, but it's extremely entertaining. This is the story of Rahul, played by Shah Rukh Khan, who isn't satisfied with his life. His life takes a turn, when he meets Meena, played by Deepika Padukone, on Chennai Express. In following events, the movie shifts to South India of amazingly beautiful locations and significantly developed villages. The movie though keeps delivering hilarious punches, the story gets a bit stagnant. Meanwhile the two songs, "Titli" and "Tera Rasta Chodoon Na" lend movie the romantic texture. The fighting sequence was realistic and hence very unlike the Rohit Shetty films. Talking about acting, this isn't how I would like Shah Rukh Khan to act but then it is that kind of film. Deepika Padukone is amazing in her portrayal of a Tamil girl. The music by Vishal-Shekhar is quite decent. Rohit Shetty's direction seems evolved and I think this is his best film by now. He hasn't been very good with his movies' endings but this one has a fine climax that leaves us with a smile on our face. I'll go with 7 on the scale of 10.


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Country:

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Language:

Hindi | Tamil | English | Marathi

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

Gross USA:

$5,307,960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,234,653
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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