Chennai Express (2013)

Hindi 2 hrs 22 mins Comedy, Action
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Review Summary: CHENNAI EXPRESS has the trademark Rohit Shetty stamp all over. You seek entertainment entertainment and entertainment in a film like CHENNAI EXPRESS....

Average Critic Rating: (2.81)
Cast: Shahrukh Khan , Deepika Padukone , Nikitin Dheer , Sathyaraj , Priyamani , Mukesh Tiwari , Kamini Kaushal , Lekh Tandon , Rakesh Kukreti
Director: Rohit Shetty
Release Date: 09 Aug 2013
Est. Box Office Collection: 208.6 CR

Plot: Rahul Mithaiwala ( Shahrukh Khan ) is a forty-year-old bachelor living in Mumbai. His parents died in a car accident when he was eight years old, so his grandparents raised him. His grandfather ( Lekh Tandon ) owns a chain of confectionery shops. Before his grandfather's 100th birthday celebrations, two Read more

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CHENNAI EXPRESS has the trademark Rohit Shetty stamp all over. You seek entertainment entertainment and entertainment in a film like CHENNAI EXPRESS....
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Worth a watch!
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi
Movie ends. The final words of Khan's narrative voice-over are: “
Suprateek Chatterjee, First Post
We do. Now come back Rahul. All is forgiven.
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times 
The train snakes along the winding path as the girl and boy meet in the unlikeliest circumstances.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
Has more masala than chicken chettinad
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare
Cast:Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika PadukoneDirector:Rohit ShettySome films are hard to make sense of. Others are just nonsense. Chennai Express, directed by Rohit Shetty, ticks both boxes. More than a quarter of the film is in Tamil, and hence incomprehensible
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
There was a time when big films generally used to be released on a festival. But with changing times the whole scenario has now changed and films are planned as per the festivals. Even before the first shot is canned, the release date as per festival time
Divya Solgama, Movie Zadda
That, of course, does not mean that Chennai Express does not hit its share of rough patches. It does, but thanks to the free-wheeling energy that courses through its body, the smooth passages make up for the ones that are riddled with jerks. Chennai Expre
If you leave logic and some of your education behind, 'Chennai Express' manages to get some chuckles out of you, keeps you entertained for part of it
If you are familiar with Rohit Shetty’s craft and think SRK is one of the best things to happen to Hindi cinema, then ‘Chennai Express’ is a blockbuster. 
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India

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Besides, the festive season of Eid and dismal releases during the fast period (barring Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) has  paved the path for good response.
Deepti Kanojia, Rate Movies Here
Shahrukh Khan overacts!
Bollywood Life
After ruling the hearts of the audience for decades as Rahul, Shahrukh is back in his trademark DDLJ romance in his latest release Chennai Express, but this time in Rohit Shetty ''Ishtyle''. Chennai Express is a super masala entertainment and promises a g
Nabanita, OneIndia
Chennai Express will meet with a mixed response – it will be liked by one section of the audience but its comedy will not find favour with another section of the public. This will come in the way of a long run for the film.
Resham SengarIf watching vehicle chase sequences, cars being blown up in the air and muscled goons is your film genre of choice, then you would know that we could be talking about Rohit Shetty of the ‘Golmaal’ series fame. This time Rohit Shetty, one of t
Zee News
Little did the 40-year-old Rahul know while boarding the Chennai Express that this trip would prove to be the most eventful journey of his life. Even in his wildest dreams he couldn't have possibly though that wooing the doe-eyed Meenamma on train in “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge”style would land him up in deep mess. But what he deemed as the biggest mistake of his life, soon turns out to be life-changing for him. SRK revives ‘Rahul’ albeit in Rohit Shetty 'ishtyle'. It all starts after Rahul boards the Chennai Express where he meets Meenamma, the daughter of a powerful South don (Sathyaraj), who takes the train to flee from her imposing dad who wants marry her off to a villainous fiance whom she doesn't love (Nikitin Dheer). What unfolds next is a spate of uncanny but extremely funny situations that sees them fall in love in the most bizarre way
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
चेन्‍नई एक्‍सप्रेस चैन नहीं! मैंने कोई एक माह पहले चेन्‍नई एक्‍सप्रेस देखी थी। तमिलनाडु में एक सड़क यात्रा के दौरान। हरे-भरे घास के मैदानों से लगभग जर्जर बोगियां गुजर रही थीं। खिड़की के ऊपर नजर आ रहा नाम...
Express entertainment.
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Unknown, Indian Express
And, here's a review written in Deepika Padukone's character Meena's Tamil-accented Hindi. This one by Mihir Fadnavis is a must-read.
FP Staff, First Post
But no one will complain, as it keeps them engaged and entertained for two and half hours Two and a half hours of time pass on a Eid weekend isn’t a bad package!
Telugu Mirchi
As predicted, the story of a Mumbai man taking an unexpectedly long journey on a train was never going to be the focal point.
Sahil Jon, BollyBrit
No gaali, no kiss, no sex!
Shweta Parande, Bollywood Life
‘Chennai Express’ should bring cheer to SRK’s camp. The movie is quite enjoyable. SRK has given a very nice performance but Deepika Padukone takes the cake. If you can ignore the stereotypes and the fake Chennai accent, the film makes for an entertaining
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood 3
An individual opinion in such critic-proof films is like a smashed up secondary car in a Rohit Shetty convoy: it amuses momentarily. Still, when you watch Chennai Express (and you will - because you like SRK, or liked Golmaal and Singham, or simply think
Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror
The unbearable Lungi dance, as the credits roll, is a certain giveaway of a failed inspiration.
G Pramod Kumar, First Post
Rohit Shetty has made a complete family entertainer.
IANS Team, India Today
Nevertheless, the pace, Shahrukh’s performance, Deepika’s attempt in tamil and of course the Entertainment quotient attached through the journey keeps you seated in your berth, although doesn’t offer anything different.
Mohammad Farooq, Rate Movies Here
On the whole, Chennai Express has a masala of comedy, action, romance and drama which will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Though it is by no means perfect, Rohit Shetty does handle the majority of this film quite well; which may be of some in
Bodrul Chaudhury, Bolly Spice
Vishal-Shekhar just about miss the train
Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
Also there was global outrage at how SRK was again using hackneyed stereotypes and poking fun of South Indian culture. Mind it! We hadn’t even seen the film but we were all criticizing it like we already had. Agreed certain stereotypes have long crossed t
Stutee Ghosh, Planet Bollywood
It breaks my heart to tell you that Chennai Express left me cold. This hyper, eager-to-please Rahul sorely tested my patience. And after a while, the innumerable references to DDLJ seemed like a lazy shot at siphoning some of the enduring affection we hav
. Location of the film was awing.
Sourabh Sharma, Fail Success
40-year-old Punjabi man is on a mission to immerse his grandfather’s ashes down South. Enroute he meets a young Tamilian girl who has eloped. Their lives entwine and his journey takes an altogether different route.
Meena Iyer, Times of India
Reviewed by Rag Mayur
HaribabuBolineni, Chirtamala
Shahrukh Khan not at his best!
Ronnie Scheib, Bollywood Life
The movie stars Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead rolesBacked by heavy promotions, the movie was released on 8thAugust.‘Chennai Express’ is a complete family entertainment movie with elements of romance, action and comedy intricately embedded
Bollywood Mantra
Entertainment with no strings attached.. Chennai Express is a steady always ready for fun entertainer which gives your worries a 'po' for those 142 minutes.. paisa vasool..
India Glitz
It's got the lungi power while it lasts.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
Entertainment with no strings attached.. Chennai Express is a steady always ready for fun entertainer which gives your worries a 'po' for those 142 minutes.. paisa vasool..
India Glitz
Overall, ‘Chennai Express’ is a great entertainer and does have bright prospects at the box office because of the long Eid weekend
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Authentic south Indian masala, can be watched
Bharat Student
You don’t need more reason to go and watch the film
Saumya Sharma, BookMyShow
Fillim se mera ek hi takeaway hui. Hero-heroine against 80s’ style small town don Himmatwala me bokwas hui, Chennai Express me bhi bokwas hui. Ada chi.
Mihir Fadnavis, First Post
Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Rohit Shetty create a ‘Boakwaas’ film!
Deboshree Ghosh, Bollywood Life
Thanks to relentless marketing the movie has enough hype that would help it cruise at least till next week.
Abhishek Bhardwaj, Rate Movies Here
In 1999, Shah Rukh Khan was seen in Abbas-Mustan’s Baadshah which I rate as one of my all-time favourite films (despite knowing it’s lifted from several foreign films).
Fenil Seta, SIFY
Chennai Express is unfunny and probably one of the weakest Shah Rukh Khan films.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running