Chennai Express
Chennai Express (2013)

Chennai Express is a story of Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) who embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu, only to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 9, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2014
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Lisa Tsering
Hollywood Reporter

Khan's gift for effortlessly moving between comedy and love scenes is complemented by Padukone's striking beauty and comic chops.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

The movie chugs along for most of its 2 hours and 20 minutes searching for comedy and characters in a frantically overplotted story.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Like the southbound train of the title, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's romantic action-comedy-musical Chennai Express barrels forward with barely a stop to rest.

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Danny Bowes

It's just enough of a change of pace for Rohit Shetty to seem like a radical step forward without being so much of one as to be unrecognizable, as it's still funny and exciting, and the visuals pop.

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Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times

It breaks my heart to tell you that Chennai Express left me cold.

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Simon Foster

A loud, lame-brained romantic comedy from the (very) broad directorial brush of Rohit Shetty, SRK's over-hyped vehicle sees the charismatic but ageing actor badly miscast and easily overshadowed by his leading lady, Deepika Padukone.

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Ronnie Scheib

Shetty's need to maintain his characters' romantic heroism constantly grates against his depictions of their ridiculousness.

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Sapna Samant

ShahRukh is himself, the star. Deepika Padukone fits the role of Meena perfectly and looks beautiful as the Southern belle.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

This Bollywood farce, dressed in the colourful costumes of a romantic adventure with music, is an oversize comedy and a couple of hours (plus intermission) of sheer escapism

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