|Directed by||Rohit Shetty|
|Produced by||Gauri Khan, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur|
|Story by||K. Subash|
|Narrated||by Shah Rukh Khan|
|Production company||Red Chillies Entertainment|
|Distributed by||UTV Motion Pictures|
|Running time||141 minutes|
|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.
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