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Chennai Express – movie review

Ready, Steady, Po !


You often meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it.

The hit pair of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone is back after their 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om, and this one is presented by the super hit director Rohit Shetty.

Chennai Express is the story of a 40 year old bachelor Rahul, is a North Indian Halwai who lands up in a totally unexpected journey that makes him realize the importance of Love, Life, Relationships and Sacrifice!

Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), a bachelor staying with his grandparents in Mumbai. Rahul couldn’t get married to anyone because of his over-loving and over possessive Grandfather who cannot live without him. Rahul accidentally boards a train that not only takes him to his destination, but also makes him realize the power of True Love!

Rahul is on his way on Chennai Express from Mumbai to Rameshwaram for his grand father’s ashes for immersion at Rameswaram.

He comes across Meena (Deepika Padukone) ưho is very fondly referred to as Meenamma by her loved ones. She is a South Indian lady who stays in Komban village in South India, with her huge family. She lost her mother when she was a child.

A stimulating train voyage that not only takes Rahul, accidentally to his destination, but also makes him realize the power of True Love!

A hilarious journey which teaches you about the serious relationships in life.

Mr. Dugeshwara, played by Sathyaraj is a very well-known Periyatalay in Komban village. He is Meenamma’s father and is very protective about her.

When they reach Kombam village, there is an antagonist Tangaballi (Nikitin Dheer) who is from another village – Periyatalay. Meenamma’s father is very fond of him and has committed to get Meenamma married to him.

Rahul and Meenamma go through an adventurous journey which has comedy, action and well crafted stunts. All that what is expected from a Rohit Shetty film.

Chennai Express is for the mass audience, and it has comedy, action, superb cinematography and a message that one realizes the true power of love.

Deepika Padukone – Meena
Shah Rukh Khan – Rahul
Satyaraj – Meena’s father
Nikitin Dheer – Tangaballi
Priyamani (Guest Appearance in an item number)
Lekh Tandon
Kamini Kaushal

Credits & Crew:
Director: Rohit Shetty
Producers: Gauri Khan, Karim Morani, Ronnie Screwvala And Siddharth Roy Kapur
Music: Vishal Shekhar
Director of Photography: Dudley
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Dialogue: Farhad & Sajid
Screenplay: Yunus Sajawal
Production Design: Narendra Rahurikar
Action: Jai Singh Nijjar
Editor: Steven Bernard
Story: K Subhash
Sound Design: Rakesh Ranjan
Action Design: Rohit Shetty
Additional Screenplay: Robin Bhatt
Co-Producer: Karuna Badwal
Associate Producer (UTV): Manish Hariprasad
Executive Producer: Rohit Chaudhury (Bahul)
Styling: Manish Malhotra for Deepika Padukone
Shiraz Siddique for Shah Rukh Khan
Mehek Navin Shetty for Priyamani