Chennai Express Movie Review

By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites

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Producer: Gauri Khan and UTV Motion Pictures

Director: Rohit Shetty

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone

Music: Vishal-Shekhar

Rating: [rating=4]

Chennai Express finally lands and the wait is eventually over. Shah Rukh Khan’s biggest fan following was waiting for the release of the movie and they will now chill with this entertaining pill. Rohit Shetty is the man behind this entertaining express. Rohit’s movies always bring up colossal entertainment laced with fun, delicious humor, classy action and drama. Chennai Express carries all to truly entertain the viewers. As usual, Rohit’s movies’ spectators will not disappoint at all since the cinematic product is a gem from all aspects. From the opening reels till the last frame, the movie is a class to watch and utterly allure you. It’s a truly paisa vasool film. Rohit Shetty and Shah Rukh Khan’s combo has worked big time and hopefully, this combo will be seen in few of next ventures as well.

The big hype was created for the film prior to release and the promotion activities were done colossally. Chennai Express is a mammoth masala entertainer and a mass movie. Drop all your worries aside and just land in the theater to watch the flick. The film has been released on Eid all over and it is a big gift for Eid.

Chennai Express does not carry any novel plot to rave big about, but the interesting and the best thing is that the film has been made with one thing in mind – entertainment. And Rohit has lived up to the gargantuan expectations of his viewers with this cinematic project.

Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) is a Mumbai-based person who goes on a journey to a town in Tamil Nadu in order to fulfill his grandfather’s last wish to have his ashes immersed in Rameshwaram. On his way, he comes across a South Indian girl Meena (Deepika Padukone) who does not want to marry with a guy of his father’s choice.

The plot, as mentioned above, is not novel at all – it is an age-old formula. But the writers have made this script a truly entertaining stuff, which Rohit’s movies always carry. If you are going to watch the film to view novelty, then stay back at home. Just go to watch simply entertainment.

Rohit Shetty has once again done the wonders by enticing his fans with his own trademark brand of comedy. His direction fully gets the viewers glued to the screens. K. Subhash, Robin Bhatt and Yunas Sajawal deserve brawny points for his luminous skills of writing. Editing is fine. Cinematography is great and you love viewing the eye-pleasing locales on screen. Music by Vishal-Shekhar is spongy and a treat to listen.

Shah Rukh Khan needs no praiseworthy words for his immaculate and marvelous acting skills. He delivers the acting prowess brilliantly and lures his huge fans in the world. Deepika Padukone is simply awesome and classy. The gorgeous actress shows her usual class of acting. Sathyaraj looks fine. Rest of the cast enacts the respective parts well also.

Final Verdict:

On the whole, Chennai Express is the biggest masala entertainer of the year. Watch it only for entertainment.

You may also be interested in reading the detailed analytical report of the film’s business. You may read Chennai Express Box Office Collections report, which is updated regularly. Keep coming to this page to read the updates.


Movie Details – Prior to Release:

Chennai Express has well been in news since the day, Rohit Shetty has announced the film. The movie is an action comedy that has been directed by the successful director Rohit Shetty whose movies ignite the box office with mammoth business. The viewers are desperately waiting for Chennai Express movie review, which will be published on this page once the film releases. Shah Rukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan has produced the flick under Khan’s banner Red Chillies Entertainment. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone essay the main protagonists of the movie. The film is not a remake of any south movies, as the appearance of the film shows.

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone have come up on screen together after the blockbuster success of 2007’s Om Shanti Om. It is also the first collaboration between Khan and Shetty.


The film talks about a man who travels from Mumbai to Rameshwaram. What happens to this man during his journey is what Chennai Express is all about in addition to his love with a don’s daughter. The movie is a complete dose of entertainment, action and comedy. It is a fully packed masala package for the viewers.

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Well, the thirst for Chennai Express movie review surely oozes out once the readers or the moviegoers bump into anything relevant to the movie. Rohit Shetty’s movies are always well-awaited with gusto and this one too is being awaited hugely. Chennai Express movie release date is 9th August, 2013. So, the cinegoers and the film fans get ready to read Chennai Express Hindi movie review at this website. The shooting of the movie started off in October 2012 and the filming was wrapped up in May 2013.


Shah Rukh Khan plays Rahul and Deepika Padukone enacts Meenamma Lochni, who is the daughter of a don. Sathyaraj plays don – Meena’s father. Nikitin Dheer essays the role of Tangaballi and Priyamani does an item song ‘1234…Get on the Dance Floor’.


Rohit Shetty approached Shah Rukh Khan with a script of Chennai Express. After reading the screenplay, Khan got tremendously impressed and said ‘yes’ to the offer. Shah Rukh Khan was the first choice of the film. But for his leading lady, many names came in the media like Kareena Kapoor and Asin. But Rohit denied all rumors. Finally he signed Deepika Padukone as a leading lady in the movie last year.

Chennai Express has been shot in Mumbai, Goa, Rameshwaram, Kerela and Jakarta.

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First look of Chennai Express was released on 1st January 2013. On May 23rd 2013, title track teaser rendered by S.P.Balasubrahmanyam was launched. Chennai Express official trailer was launched in Mumbai on 13th June 2013.

Chennai Express music release was taken place in an event in Mumbai on 3rd July 2013 where the leading cast and crew were present. Get ready to read Chennai Express movie review now at this page on August 9th, 2013 – the release date of the film. Apart from this story, you guys can enjoy reading other interesting stories on the website such as D-Day 1st Monday box office collections, Ramaiya Vastavaiya 1st Monday box office collections and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag 2nd weekend box office collections. There is a special article on 6th Boroplus Gold Awards 2013, see the pictures of the stars at the event.

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