Chennai Express (2013)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 22 mins

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'Chennai Express' is the quintessential SRK commercial entertainer that interweaves elements of action, comedy, drama, and adventure in the attempt to ensure a rapt audience. Rahul embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu to fulfill his grandfather's last wish which was to have his ashes immersed in the Holy Waters at Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a woman hailing from a unique Southern family. As they find love through this journey in the exuberant lands of South India, unanticipated twists await them.
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Cast: Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Upen Patel

Crew: Rohit Shetty (Director), Dudley (Director of Photography), Shekhar Ravjiani (Music Director), Vishal Dadlani (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance

Release Dates: 09 Aug 2013 (India)

Hindi Name: चेन्नई एक्सप्रेस

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as Meenamma Lochini Azhagusundaram
as Rahul
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Special Appearance
as Truck Driver
as Dada ji
as Meena's Aunt
as Tangaballi
as Durgeshwara Azhagusundaram


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Sound Mix:
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1
ARRIFLEX 435 Xtreme
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24 fps
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Factual Mistake
Just before getting down from the train to Deepika's village (Khamman) Sharhrukh and Deepika are shown in Sleeper Class (SL) Coach. When they get down, they get down from General (II) Class coach. In India, the General Class coaches are not joined, thus there is no way you can go from one coach to other.

Factual Mistake
Rahul's Grandfather is watching a one-day cricket match between India and Pakistan in 2013 and Sachin Tendulker is batting. Sachin Tendulker retired from one-day cricket in 2012.

Errors in Geography
When Rahul and Meena head for Rameshwaram, they are shown to actually to go in the opposite direction with the Pamban bridge, which is seen on the right. Again, a while later when they are shown to go back from Rameshwaram, again in the opposite direction.

Rahul takes the urn from his house and keeps in his bag. Later, at the railway station, his grandmother hands it to him again.
For her vivacious performance in this movie, Deepika Padukone received the award for Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female), at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014. Incidentally, the gorgeous leading lady was also bestowed with the prestigious award of Entertainer of the Year at NDTV's Indian of the Year 2014 awards ceremony.

Anup Dev received the award of Best Sound Mixing, for his work in this movie, at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

The prestigious technical award for Best Song Recording went to Vinod Verma for the song 'Lungi dance', at the IIFA awards ceremony, 2014.

At the end of the movie, ShahRukh Khan gives a tribute to Superstar Rajnikanth. Satyaraj who plays Meena's father, starred opposite Rajnikanth in the Tamil movie "Mr. Bharath" (1986), which was a remake of the Hindi movie "Trishul" (1978) which starred Amitabh Bachchan.

In a departure from the norm, Deepika Padukone is credited ahead of Shah Rukh Khan, at the request of Shah Rukh Khan himself.

‘Chennai Express’ is said to be the first movie to be released on such a large scale in overseas market.

‘Chennai Express’ is the first movie to release on the same day in Peru as India.

Shah Rukh, known for his high-on-promotion marketing spree, also entered the virtual world with a game titled ‘Chennai Express: Escape from Rameshwaram’, based on the movie.
Filming Start Date:
05 Oct 2012
Filming End Date:
25 May 2013
Movie Connection(s):
Spoofs: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Hindi)
Features: Ghillie (Tamil)
Features: Alex Pandian (Tamil)
Referenced in: Policegiri (Hindi)
References: Dil Se.. (Hindi)
References: Life Of Pi (English)
References: Om Shanti Om (Hindi)
References: Ra.One (Hindi)
References: My Name Is Khan (Hindi)
References: 3 Idiots (Hindi)
References: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (Hindi)
References: Dil To Pagal Hai (Hindi)