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Chennai Express (2013)(U/A)

Release date 09 Aug 2013

Critics Review

  • 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.

    Chennai Express is a light-hearted entertainer, that stands strong and tall on the shoulders of the super powerful 'Brand Shahrukh Khan'.

    In one word, this one is a total paisa vasool entertainer.
  • Chennai Express began chugging along , I found myself laughing out loud in a place. Or two. The laughs came intermittently through the first half, and I was still sitting in my seat at the interval.

    And that is also when Chennai Express derails. And wannakum becomes wannago.
  • TOI
    Chennai Express (CE) is a magnificently mounted film. Never having been strong in the story department, CE too has a guillible plot line.

    Note: You may not like the film if Bollywood potboilers leave you cold.
  • Chennai Express does not hit its share of rough patches. It does, but thanks to the free-wheeling energy that courses through its body, the smooth passages make up for the ones that are riddled with jerks.

    Chennai Express is a full-on masala film that is completely unapologetic about its intentions. And that is its USP.
  • Just leave everything and board this Express called CHENNAI EXPRESS. Pronto. This one's a feast for those who love, adore, relish and worship zany masala entertainers!

    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.

    All you lovers of masala movies, board this Express pronto!
  • There is one genuinely clever moment in the film. It is the one bit of self-referencing that works, when Shah Rukh — with the Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge music playing — stretches out his arm and yanks Deepika onto a moving train, before doing the same, complete with music, for each of the gigantic kidnappers chasing her. Super.

    For the rest of the film, Rohit Shetty made me feel more like a lovelorn Kajol than anybody should, and it had nothing to do with Simran: but damn, I missed Ajay Devgn.
  • Chennai Express 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.
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