Chennai Express (2013)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 22 mins

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'Chennai Express' is the quintessential SRK commercial entertainer that interweaves elements of action, comedy, drama, and adventure in the attempt to ensure a rapt audience. Rahul embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu to fulfill his grandfather's last wish which was to have his ashes immersed in the Holy Waters at Rameshwaram. Enroute, he meets a woman from a unique South Indian family. As they travel together, facing trials and adventures, they discovery that they have fallen in love.
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Cast: Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Upen Patel

Crew: Rohit Shetty (Director), Dudley (Director of Photography), Shekhar Ravjiani (Music Director), Vishal Dadlani (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Romance

Release Dates: 09 Aug 2013 (India)

Hindi Name: चेन्नई एक्सप्रेस

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as Meenamma Lochini Azhagusundaram
as Rahul
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
as Truck Driver
as Dada ji
as Meena's Aunt
as Tangaballi
as Durgeshwara Azhagusundaram


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Sound Mix:
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1
ARRIFLEX 435 Xtreme
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
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Movie Connection(s):
Reference: Baazigar (Hindi)
Reference: Bunty Aur Babli (Hindi)
Reference: Dil To Pagal Hai (Hindi)
Featured in: Alex Pandian (Hindi)
Featured in: Alex Pandian (Tamil)
Features: Bad Boy (Telugu)
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Reference: Baghban (Hindi)
Reference: Dil Se.. (Hindi)
Reference: King Kong (English)
Reference: Kaalia (Hindi)
Reference: Khoon Bhari Maang (Hindi)
Reference: Aashiqui (Hindi)
Reference: Muthu (Tamil)
Reference: Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (Hindi)
Reference: Rocky (Hindi)
Reference: Om Shanti Om (Hindi)
Reference: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (Hindi)
Reference: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (English)
Reference: 3 Idiots (Hindi)
Reference: My Name Is Khan (Hindi)
Reference: Ra.One (Hindi)
Reference: The Dirty Picture (Hindi)
Reference: Rowdy Rathore (Hindi)
Reference: Life Of Pi (English)
Referenced in: Amar Akbar Anthony (Malayalam)
Referenced in: Fan (Hindi)
Referenced in: Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (Malayalam)
Referenced in: Padayottam (Malayalam)
Featured in: Golmaal Again (Hindi)
Spoofs: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Hindi)
Factual Mistake
Just before getting down from the train to Deepika's village (Khamman) Sharhrukh and Deepika are shown in Sleeper Class (SL) Coach. When they get down, they get down from General (II) Class coach. In India, the General Class coaches are not joined, thus there is no way you can go from one coach to other.

Factual Mistake
Rahul's Grandfather is watching a one-day cricket match between India and Pakistan in 2013 and Sachin Tendulker is batting. Sachin Tendulker retired from one-day cricket in 2012.

Errors in Geography
When Rahul and Meena head for Rameshwaram, they are shown to actually to go in the opposite direction with the Pamban bridge, which is seen on the right. Again, a while later when they are shown to go back from Rameshwaram, again in the opposite direction.

Rahul takes the urn from his house and keeps in his bag. Later, at the railway station, his grandmother hands it to him again.
This film had the widest release of any Bollywood movie.

The song "Lungi Dance" by Yo Yo Honey Singh is a tribute to superstar Rajinikanth.

An game was released on Android a few weeks before the film's release for publicity.

Deepika Padukone is credited ahead of Shah Rukh Khan, at the request of Khan himself.
Filming Start Date:
05 Oct 2012
Filming End Date:
25 May 2013