The main plot is quite common: "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 falls in love with the daughter of a don (gangster). As they find love through this journey in the exuberant lands of South India, an unanticipated drive awaits them." But the magic in the film is an excellent acting by Deepika Padukone and Shahrukh Khan. Finally we have a director who wants his actors to act and not to just hang around. Chennai Express is basically comedy film which has action scenes. And even the action scenes has lots of comedy in it. For people who have seen many Bollywood films, specially Shahrukh's ones, the film offers bunch of inside jokes. The movie also has lots of jokes which just continues and continues.. and just when you think how long they're going to lengthen the joke, there will come another one. And it works!
Here's one example of one joke which continues thru the film. If you don't want to be spoiled before seeing the movie, I suggest not to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al-Vt6SgdpQ
The first half of the movie is action comedy, (more of comedy than action) and there's only one dance scene. After the Intermission the movie starts very slowly, having lots of romance, drama and finally it turns to violent action (which is quite common in Bollywood). On the second half of the movie there's couple really beautiful musical scenes which has been shot and edited nicely. Nowadays it's rare to have a film which has lots of good songs in it and this film has it. Well, I like the songs of Chennai Express, they are catchy and make you smile.
So if you want to be entertained, this is your movie! :)
Here's a review from Hollywood Reporter and Zeenews.
Here's my last blog post of Chennai Express.
Chennai Express with English subtitles
Sunday 18.08.2013 at 14:00
Place: SES Auditorio Kino K-13 (Kanavakatu 12, Katajanokka, Helsinki)
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