Chennai Express

Released Date : Aug 8, 2013

Directed by : Rohit Shetty

Box Office : 227 Crores

Genre : Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Chennai Express Movie Synopsis

Chennai Express is a Bollywood action comedy starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead.
Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of Rahul who embarks on a journey to a small metropolis in Tamil Nadu to fulfill the ultimate desire of his grandfather which is his ashes should be immersed into the Holy water of Rameshwaram. On route, he meets a woman hailing from a unique family down South. As they find love through this journey inside the exuberant lands of South India, how Rahul handles the twists that come along is the rest of the story.
Along with comedy, a sense of destined love and affection are the essence of this movie. Being a Rohit Shetty entertainer, the film has a sprawling ensemble cast. It has gone the iconic ‘Lungi Dance’ and the lovable Deepika Padukone as ‘Meenamma’.

Cast and Crew of Chennai Express



Production Company

Red Chillies Entertainment

Release Date

August 8,2013

Music Director


Shooting Location



Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music




Rohit Shetty

Distributed by

UTV Motion Pictures

story by

K. Subash



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Site: NDTV     Review By- Saibal Chaterjee

t’s a somewhat long ride that occasionally teeters on the edge of tedium, but it certainly isn’t all wrong. Parts of Chennai Express, propelled by a spirit of inspired lunacy that holds the no-holds-barred action comedy in good stead, is markedly better than the sum total of the film. If only it had enough steam to sustain its momentum all the way to the very end, it would probably have been far more fun to watch. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Rediff     Review By- Raja Sen

As the film progressed I realized a few things. Sometimes critics should not be separate from the audience. In fact, I think critics should sometimes watch films with the audience and they might see a whole lot different film. As a critic I can advice the audience that most of Chennai Express is loud, very mindless. But I will also say that it is harmless.I realize there is value to this brand of Bollywood and it is not going to go away. Its purpose is to entertain the audience. And that is where Chennai Express delivers. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Times of India     Review By- Meena Iyer

In an ode to his own cinema—read Golmaal series, Bol Bachchan, Rohit Shetty ishstyle, the director, who has grossers in Bollywood`s 100-crore club, ups the scale for his Eid offering. Chennai Express (CE) is a magnificently mounted film. Never having been strong in the story department, CE too has a guillible plot line. For what is primarily a Hindi film, there`s too much spoken Tamil. Note: You may not like the film if Bollywood potboilers leave you cold. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Mumbai Mirror     Review By- Karan Anshuman

An individual opinion in such critic-proof films is like a smashed up secondary car in a Rohit Shetty convoy: it amuses momentarily. Deepika Padukone is perhaps the best reason to watch this movie and her absurd accent only adds to her charm. Of course it only works when the dialogue is comical. Imagine how everything derails when she talks like that in emotional scenes. As for Shah Rukh Khan, one hopes he smashes all box office records so that he may take a moment and consider doing a film along the lines of a Kabhi Haan, Kabhi Naa, Swades, or a Chak De. Films that were not about the math. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Hindustan Times     Review By- Anupama Chopra

But Chennai Express plays neither to Rohit’s strengths nor to Shah Rukh’s. It’s a strangely sloppy mishmash of cheesy humor, half-hearted romance, half-baked emotion and head-banging action. But mostly the film is a slog. Rohit’s movies have never been about plot or character or performances. His films have only one function: to entertain you by whatever means necessary. But sadly a film specifically designed not to bore does exactly that. So, despite the years of devotion and huge affection, I cannot second Shah Rukh’s command to get on the train baby. I’m going with two stars. Source : Visit site for more

Site: Bollywood Hungama     Review By- Taran Adarsh

On the whole, CHENNAI EXPRESS has the trademark Rohit Shetty stamp all over. You seek entertainment, entertainment and entertainment in a film like CHENNAI EXPRESS and the movie lives up to the hype and hoopla surrounding it. The tremendous craze surrounding the film, the Rohit Shetty - SRK - Deepika combo, the Eid release, besides the extensive release strategy by UTV, should ensure a record-breaking start for this biggie. Right from the paid previews to the opening weekend to Week 1, CHENNAI EXPRESS should be on a glorious march in days to come, setting new records in India and also in the international markets. All you lovers of masala movies, board this Express pronto! Source : Visit site for more

Site: CNN IBN (IBNLive)     Review By- Rajeev Masand

Some 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 if you’re unfamiliar with the language. The rest is a stew of puerile humor, lazy stereotypes, and way-over-the-top acting from a star who appears to be trying too hard. What you get are insipid songs, a long sermon on women empowerment, more cars being flipped like pancakes and so many references to Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge that you wish you were sitting in Maratha Mandir watching that film instead. I’m going with a generous two out of five for Chennai Express. How to put this politely? It’s a big, fat bore. A bloated vanity project for an actor capable of so much more Source : Visit site for more

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Lifetime Box Office Collection of Chennai Express

Schedule   Collection Amount (in crores)  
Opening day 33.12
End of opening week 100.05
End of week 1 156.7
End of week 2 43.85
End of week 3 16.48
Lifetime 227