Are you ready to get on the Chennai Express train this weekend? Get ready to meet Rahul and Meena in the very same place. Rahul is none other than the superstar Shahrukh Khan in the upcoming movie Chennai Express. Meena Lochni is played by Deepika Padukone.
Rahul is a North Indian boy in the film, who accidentally boards a train called Chennai Express and there he ends up meeting Meena, who is a South Indian girl. This accident by Rahul happens to make him reach his actual destination which is nothing but love.
One one hand, Rahul who lives with grandparents has a very possessive grandfather and on the other side, we have Meeena's father who is a well-known don in the Komban village. This action-comedy film is ready to hit the theatres on August 8.
There are very high expectations for this SRK-starrer which is directed by Rohit Shetty. This is one of the biggest releases of 2013 with over 3,500 screens in the country, 700 screens abroad. It looks like SRK movies are only getting bigger. Although Shahrukh khan brings back Rahul in this movie, it's a different Rahul here.
Shahrukh who is extensively promoting his movie, is all set for the film's release and so are the fans. So just hold one for a couple of days and you can board the Chennai Express train.
Have a look at the slide show for some interesting details about Chennai Express.
Chennai Express will be the first movie to be released the same day in Peru as in India. Screens in Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Israel have also been locked. The movie will be released in North America across 195 screens, in Britain across 175 screens, in the Middle East 55 screens and 30 screens in Australia.
The Movie's Game
Shah Rukh, known for his marketing spree, also entered the virtual world with a game based on the movie. The game is titled 'Chennai Express: Escape from Rameshwaram'.
There is lot of buzz for Chennai Express much before the release. Both Shahrukh Khan and his movie have been trending on the internet this week. SRK is back on the screen after nine month and his fans just can't wait any longer.
The filmmakers of Chennai Express hope that they will be able to cater to this huge demand from audiences and exhibitors. High expectations for a movie may also be a burden because people always want more.
With Eid being celebrated on Friday, August 9, the demand for the movie tickets this weekend will be even higher. Chennai Express is well timed.
Star Studded Movie
Chennai Express is co-produced by Red Chillies Entertainments and UTV Motion Pictures. This star studded brings back the couple from Om Shanti Om- Superstar Shahrukh Khan and Leggy Lass Deepika Padukone.
Priyamani's Item Number
Priyamani, who predominantly acts in south Indian cinema is featured in an item song called 'One, two, three, four' in Chennai Express.
Deepika Padukone's Accent
The movie features Deepika Padukone speaking in a strong stereotypical south Indian accent even when she talks in Hindi. This adds to the humour in the film.
Now-a-days, it is very common for most movies to fall into some controversy or the other. Likewise, Chennai Express which has southern elements in the movie was a problem to some south Indians. After the trailers and posters were releases, some people felt that this movie is deliberately demeaning Tamil culture and language.