After ruling the hearts of the audience for decades as Rahul, Shahrukh is back in his trademark DDLJ romance in his latest release Chennai Express, but this time in Rohit Shetty 'Ishtyle'. Chennai Express is a super masala entertainment and promises a great deal of laughter as expected from the typical Rohit Shetty style flicks.
It all starts when the 40-year-old bachelor Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) boards Chennai Express train that turns out to be a life changing decision for him. SRK as Rahul does a DDLJ again, when he tries hard to woo the South beauty Meenamma Lochni (Deepika Padukone). Fate plays a twist in such a way that Rahul gets entrapped with Meenamma, who is the daughter of an intimidating south don. Both Rahul and Meenamma try to elope, but everytime they fail to do so and end up in trouble.
Chennai Express will leave you whistling, laughing and applauding in the theatres. The flick is a thorough entertainer as long as you don't search for logic in it. Chennai Express makes an impressive start, especially the train scene, where Shahrukh Khan meets Deepika Padukone. The scene is simply hilarious!
Like almost all of Rohit Shetty movies, even this one doesn't fail to offer good dose of over the top action. Adding on to this, the film also astonishes the mass through its marvelous cinematography. It gives you a rich desi village flavour, based on a South backdrop setting.
Shahrukh Khan is splendid and delightful. Even at 47, Khan retains his old boyish charm onscreen. Though there's a bit of overacting in parts by SRK, on the whole, he's the soul of Chennai Express.
Deepika Padukone is a complete stunner. Forget her breathtaking looks as a South chick, Dippy does an incredible act in the flick. She lets herself loose and surrenders to her character completely. Her performance is impressive.
Nikitin Dheer does justice to his villainous act, while South star Sathyaraj doesn't get much opportunity to prove himself in the film.
Chennai Express is a light-hearted entertainer, that stands strong and tall on the shoulders of the super powerful 'Brand Shahrukh Khan'. It is colourful, fascinating, fun-filled and yes, of course... not a mindless slapstick. And remember, you are going to watch comedy, drama, lots of comic action and flying cars! In one word, this one is a total paisa vasool entertainer.