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  • Summary: Rahul embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather: to have his ashes immersed in the holy water of Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a woman hailing from a unique family down South. As they find love through this journey in the exuberant lands of South India, an unanticipated drive awaits them. Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Danny Bowes
    Aug 9, 2013
    75
    Whether it's the wealth of meta-cinematic references to both Shetty's and Khan's other work, or the evolving romance between Khan and Padukone, or the handsomely mounted action, or the occasionally excellent songs, Chennai Express always has something up its sleeve.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Tsering
    Aug 12, 2013
    70
    Although the film serves as a charming introduction to audiences new to the Bollywood genre, those well studied in the history of Shah Rukh Khan movies will be most rewarded, since the screenplay and songs make dozens of references to his earlier films.
  3. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Aug 8, 2013
    40
    The movie chugs along for most of its 2 hours and 20 minutes searching for comedy and characters in a frantically overplotted story.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Aug 11, 2013
    40
    Shetty’s need to maintain his characters’ romantic heroism constantly grates against his depictions of their ridiculousness.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Aug 22, 2013
    10
    45/100 from Metacritic reviewers, seriously? 6.7/10 on IMDb?? Oh GOD, What has happened to this world!! I think everyone lost taste in entertainment. This movie, Chennai Express, is perfect entertainer. Worth another watch, anytime.!! Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2013
    10
    Unexpectedly, this turned out to be fantastic! Worth a 2nd time watch. SRK and Rohit Shetty, Deeps all were in this beautifully crafted movie! Even loved the BGS. Ten out of ten for me! Collapse
  3. Feb 17, 2014
    10
    super entertaining,,must watch. very nice story.....a full-on entertainer! spectacular! splendid performances by Shah Rukh Khan. Deepika was even better with her funny South accent shinning brighter than anything else. Rohit Shetty as a director, never disappoints us with such genre. Expand
  4. Aug 10, 2013
    10
    It is one of the best movies i have ever seen. cant be more honest. a full-on entertainer! spectacular! splendid performances by Shah Rukh Khan. Deepika was even better with her funny South accent shinning brighter than anything else. Rohit Shetty as a director, never disappoints us with such genre. He did it again. Massive respect! Well done all! CE is best of all mass entertainers! Ticket prices may be high, but this train is worth a second ride. Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2013
    10
    Took time to review here and on IMDb. Well, this movie is certainly for masses but still, cannot be called a "mass entertainer" like all other Rohit Shetty movie. Because it is also meant for classes. Absolutely no bugus illogical scenes or dialogues in the movie. Enjoyed the ride throughout! Gonna watch it again Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2013
    6
    Another typical Bollywood popcorn flick, Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express conceals its clichéd and bland storyline with just enough humour and action to entertain. Expand
  7. Oct 14, 2013
    0
    Chennai Express is a dull movie, there is no plot or story. There's just cheap laughs all held together by some impressive action scenes. It's getting so much attention because it has Shah Rukh Khan. Rohit Shetty's other works are promising but this one is dumb. Rahul is a coward and Meena is a English speaking dumbo. Watch Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara! It's way better than this sh*t. Expand

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