12 April, 2021

Chennai Express

It calls for no cinematic celebration, nor does it leave you with any major complaints and grievances.

Chennai Express
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Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sathyaraj, Manorama, Kamini Kaushal, Lekh Tandon, Priyamani
Directed by Rohit Shetty
Rating: **

Looking for deeper meaning or cinematic profundity in a Rohit Shetty film is like searching hard for poverty in a Karan Johar flick or double entendres in the recently released and much-admired The Ship of Theseus. So Chennai Express turns out to be exactly what it was meant to be: a Shetty film with a touch of Shahrukh Khan. It calls for no cinematic celebration, nor does it leave you with any major complaints and grievances.

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