Chennai Express – Movie review

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And Rohit Shetty is back with his most predictable ishtyle in movies, with his series of stereotypes, larger than life character’s, the car chases,  jeeps being blown up etc, with his constant attempts to add humour in even a very normal situation.

The story is about RAHUL (Sharukh Khan’s most liked character name in any and almost every movie) who is, although not very willingly, expected to immerse his grandfather’s ashes in Rameshwaram wherein he plans to chill out with friends in GOA. On his way he meets the damsel in distress Meena (Deepika Padukone) who elopes and is followed by her 4 tough cousins (with the pony tails) in the train Chennai Express.



Meena is not willing to marry the guy of her father’s choice. But her appa is the local don and desires to get her married with this guy of the village next, with the only purpose to rule both villages. As the story unfolds Meena gets fancied by Rahul and after this, is the time where story dips. The sad emotional sides turn up and story line goes down becoming much predictable about the climax.

King Khan’s convincing efforts to do comedy remain convoluted. But he keeps mesmerizing the audience by his effervescence. King Khan adds to his charm by few of his famous dialogues and scenes from our all time favourite Dilwale dulhaniya le jaayenge. Deepika looks absolute beauty and manages well to add fun with her Tamil accent. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this is a Tamil movie in Hindi (mind it); with subtitles as per need.

The storyline is nothing new than the usual Shetty’s mob moving towards each other and something new happening every other second leading to another story. But still he manages very well in making audience stick to chair and laugh out intermittently with his kind of silly funny humour.

The music by Vishal Shekhar deserves attention. Songs like ‘1234 get on the dance floor’ and ‘Kashmir main tu kanyakumari’ adds beats and fun. On the sober ones ‘titli’ and ‘tera raasta na chodoon’ add up a romantic essence. Last but not the least Yo Yo Honey Singh’s ‘lungi dance’ at the end makes the audience groove with fun. The title track all through the movie adds up to the entertainment.

So Nashikites if you wish for a typical masala movie, a family entertainer, where you want to keep your mind aside and just laugh on the silliest things ever, Chennai Express is the commercial made for you.

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