''You often meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it!''
"Chennai Express" is the story of a 40-year-old bachelor Rahul, who lands up in a totally unexpected journey that makes him realize the importance of love, life, relationships and sacrifice!
A stimulating train voyage that not only takes Rahul, accidentally to his destination but also makes him realize the power of true love!
A hilarious journey which teaches you about the serious relationships in life.
Deepika Padukone as Meenamma Lochni
Shahrukh Khan as Rahul
Sathyaraj as Durgeshwara Azhagusundaram, Meena's father
Nikitin Dheer as Tangaballi
Manorama as Meena's aunt
Priyamani in the item number "1 2 3 4... Get on the Dance Floor"
Character Sketches: Rahul, played by Shah Rukh Khan is a North Indian bachelor who stays with his grandparents in Mumbai. Rahul couldn’t get married to anyone because of his over-loving and over possessive Grandfather who cannot live without him. Rahul accidentally boards a train that not only takes him to his destination, but also makes him realise the power of True Love!.
Meena, played by Deepika Padukone is very fondly referred to as Meenamma by her loved ones. She is a South Indian lady who stays in Komban village with her huge family. She lost her mother when she was a child.
Mr. Dugeshwara, played by Sathyaraj is a very well-known Periyatalay in Komban village. He is Meenamma’s father and is very protective about her.
Tangaballi, played by Nikitin Dheer is a Periyatalay of another village. Meenamma’s father is very fond of him.
Music: The songs are mostly catchy and hummable and will definitely serve their purpose of building sufficient buzz for the film before its release. "Chennai Express" title track stands out for SPB’seffervescent vocals and an infectious chorus. "Chennai Express" album, just like the movie is expected to be, is great value for money.
Not for purist (like few might be expecting "Barfi!" and "Lootera" need to take a walk!) but best suited for masses, dhamaal and masti! Above all it keeps the excitement surrounding the film sky high, can't we wait more!
Critical esponse :Film will receive average to below average from critics as such Rohit Shetty brand of cinema is favorite bashing stuff for critics. But as seen in past, such films depends on masses not on critics or classes!
Final Verdict: Film will take a mammoth start at box office and hit music with star studded cast will give film all crucial fillip. Film should do well over the weekend and one can expect some record breaking boxoffice performance this Eid as film is set to release in more than 3500 screens.