Directed by Rohit Shetty
Produced by Gauri Khan, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Story by K. Subash
  • Deepika Padukone
  • Shahrukh Khan
Narrated by Shah Rukh Khan
Music by Vishal–Shekhar
Production company Red Chillies Entertainment
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • 8 August 2013 (Overseas markets)
  • 9 August 2013 (India)
Running time 141 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget ₹115 crore (US $17 million)
Box office ₹396 crore (US $59 million)

Chennai Express is a 2013 Indian romantic action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty, and produced by Gauri Khan for Red Chillies Entertainment. The film features Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles; it is the second collaboration between Khan and Padukone after Om Shanti Om (2007). The film is about a man's journey from Mumbai to Rameswaram, and what happens along the way after he falls in love with the daughter of a local don. Principal photography began on 27 September 2012, filming began in October 2012 and was completed by May 2013.

Chennai Express was released in the overseas markets on 8 August 2013, and a day later in India. Extensive paid previews were held in India on 8 August as well. Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, it broke several box office records in India and abroad, becoming the quickest film to collect ₹1 billion (US $15 million) net domestically.

The film surpassed 3 Idiots to become the highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide; a record it held until it was surpassed by Dhoom 3 in December, 2013. According to Box Office India, Chennai Express currently ranks as the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide.

Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) helps Meenamma (Deepika Padukone) board the train, a spoof of the famous train scene in Shah Rukh Khan's 1995 film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge


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