Review ★★★
Chennai Express

Ahh. Chennai Express. My friends still angrily sing that back to me every time I mention this movie. I can’t call it a classic, or even particularly good, but it was my first (Bollywood film). I watched it for the first time after seeing some clips of it on an airplane somewhere. It sort of reminded me of Disney movies with how animated everybody was.

I don’t want to get too far in the details and take that from you. Long story short, a train ride turns into a love story between unlikely friends. There’s trains/goons/waterfalls, and plenty of cheesy songs that your friends won’t forgive you for getting stuck in their heads. Start here on your Bollywood adventures. It’s not the best, it’s not the worst, but it is one of the most iconic.

The lead actor and actress (Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone) are pretty popular and you’ll see their names pop up on lots of movies that are much better than Chennai Express. But you need to enjoy them being goofy before seeing them in more serious roles!


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