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Chennai Express offers an inconvenient ride to its passengers – 1.5/5.0

Verdict – India’s only express which is devoid of a first class and a sleeper class

Introducing Chennai Express, India’s only express which is devoid of a first class and a sleeper class because it’s sub-standard and over the head treatment (pun intended) would neither make you feel comfortable nor let you doze off.

Story
SRK, a 40 year old uncle (this time he assumes himself to be 40), has been brought up by grandparents. He is on a task to immerse his grandfather’s ashes in the river in Rameshwaram and boards CHENNAI EXPRESS for his destination. However, he finds his final destination in the train itself when he meets Meena (Deepika), a Tamilian. Rahul saves Meena from the kidnappers set loose by her father to get her back to the village, Kumban. Both are taken to the village where cupid strikes between the two and sets the stage for a faceoff between Rahul and Sathyaraj (Meena’s father).

Performance
Don’t really have words to write anything except for Deepika. Her performance comes across as a whiff of fresh air after a series of her spoilt girl characters. SRK who is working pretty hard to have a blockbuster to his name, never fails in his attempt to make me laugh upon him. When you are the king of romance (I still believe so), why are you portraying such roles of a jester and poking fun at yourself. Rohit as a Director shows again that he is a laggard when it comes to any innovative offering.

MOVIew
Chennai Express offers an inconvenient ride to its passengers because it is less on romance (the forte of SRK) and more on slapstick situations. I really wished for some passionate, intense, emotional and lovely moments between the lead couple, however what I got was more of bare body Thambis blabbering in their local language, talks on women empowerment and regular action scenes.

Interesting: SRK actually lives upto his promise of showing the heroine’s name before his in this movie.

By: Vipul Jain

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