Monday, August 12, 2013

Movie Review: Chennai Express – Rohit Shetty manages to get SRK do some comedy

A North Indian man helps a South Indian girl board the train in DDLJ style,  and soon finds that he has given a helping hand to a don’s daughter. Through the series of events that follow - involving a good mix of drama, action and comedy – the two eventually fall in love. Yes, you are right, there is nothing great about the story. However, “Chennai Express” stills gets 2.5 stars from me for the movie did manage to make me laugh at regular intervals , beautifully presented  the  rural locations in South India and successfully kept  the non-Tamil speaking audience engrossed even with no subtitles for the plenty of Tamil dialogues in the movie.

After having watched Ra.One if you had lost faith in SRK’s comedy acting skills and dreaded the cheap humor in his films – this one will likely restore your faith to some extent – all credit goes to Rohit Shetty’s direction. Though, SRK still needs improve a lot - maybe take a lesson or two in drunken comedy from the Deols, I am glad that he has at least moved up a few levels from “horrible” to “bearable”.

SRK fans can watch the movie to get a few glimpses of his earlier romantic hits. Like most of the recent SRK movies this one too was scripted with just SRK in mind; however, kudos to Deepika,  who still has managed to leave a lasting impression as the accented Meena.

My final take on the movie is – “time-pass for a dull, uneventful weekend”


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