You can catch the train but only for “general class” treatment. Let’s dive directly into the nity-gritty of the things…
There is no doubt the Chennai Express will be commercially hit because of festival release and tag mark of Shahrukh Khan & Deepika Padukone. But this Rohit Shetty’s version of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge is an average mindless pure Bollywood masala movie.
The movie has impressive start, especially when Shahrukh meets Deepika in train, but as the movie progresses there is nothing exciting. There is an overdose of Tamil dialogues, climax was OK. One can say it’s a paisa vasool average entertainment with comedy, drama, love story, action and flying cars.
Shahrukh Khan is the brand of the movie. He acted well and acted very well (overacting) in some comic parts. Deepika Padukone is fantastic in her south Indian avatar. Her appearance, accent, expressions are fabulous. I think, she is the best thing to happen to this film.
Music is entertaining. ‘Titli’ and ‘Kashmir Kanyakumari’ are good visual treat. ‘1234’ was ok and ‘Lungi Dance’ was great tribute to Rajnikant. Direction of Rohit Shetty is as usual like his all movies.
Overall, CE is one time watch pure bollwood masala type movie. So for this weekend, you can catch Chennai express for the “general class” treatment. Though it’s Shahrukh Khan’s movie, you cannot expect A.C class treatment.
Our Khidki gives 2.5 out of 5 knocks for this movie.