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Synopsis Film Chennai Express
This film is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a man who sells sweets named Rahul.
He is a 30-year-old man who still does not have a partner. One day, Rahul follows his grandmother’s orders to sprinkle the ashes of his recently deceased grandfather into the Ganges river.
Then Rahul uses this opportunity to escape and go on vacation to Goa with his friends. His journey on a train brings him together with a woman named Meena, played by Deepika Padukone.
Their meeting was unusual because Meena was being chased by thugs sent by her father for an arranged marriage. Meena enlists Rahul’s help in pretending to be his girlfriend to escape the thugs. It is from this meeting that Rahul and Meena’s love story begins.
Chennai Express Movie Facts
The names of big actors and actresses like Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone may be enough to attract our attention to this film.
But apparently there are various interesting facts about the Chennai Express film, one of which is that in this film, Shah Rukh Khan did something ‘unusual’ for Deepika Padukone. What was that?
Here are the facts about the Chennai Express movie:
1. The Best-Selling Film in History
The film Chennai Express broke numerous records, one of which became the highest-grossing Hindi film.
According to reports in Koimoi, the film collected Rs 50 lacs in its 6th weekend, and thus the overall collection came to Rs 226.70 crores. “Chennai Express” emerged as the highest-grossing film among Bollywood films worldwide. Even this film has beaten Aamir Khan’s “3 Idiots,” which has been unbeaten since December 2009. This film is still Shah Rukh Khan’s highest-grossing film.
2. The trailer for the film Chennai Express was watched by more than 4 million viewers in just two days.
In just two days, the trailer for this film has surpassed 4 million views on YouTube.
3. The first time an actress is credited in front of an actor
One of the uniquenesses of this film is that Deepika Padukone’s name is credited before Shah Rukh Khan’s.
According to the Times of India, this was done at the insistence of Shah Rukh Khan. On International Women’s Day, Shah Rukh stated that henceforth the name of the actress will come first, followed by her name during the credits of the film. The film itself was released on International Women’s Day.
4. Fact of chennai express: The original title was not “Chennai Express.”
According to the Dailybhaskar report, “Chennai Express” is not the first choice as the title of this highest-grossing film.
The title “Ready Steady Po” is the first choice as the title of the film. However, the director, Rohit Shetty, wanted the film’s name to have a Southern twist.
Then, to emphasize the southern connection of the film and to highlight SRK and Deepika’s train sequence, the film was finally given the name “Chennai Express.” Meanwhile, “Ready Steady Po” was then used as the tagline.
5. The main female character is almost played by Kareena Kapoor.
The director, Rohit Shetty, initially chose actress Kareena Kapoor to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in this film. However, at that time, Kareena was busy shooting the film “Talaash,” so she had to refuse Shetty’s offer.
Meena’s character in the film Chennai Express finally fell into the hands of Deepika Padukone, making her return to acting with Shah Rukh Khan.
6. Fact of chennai express: Song “1234” This film catapulted Priyamani’s name
Priyamani shook legs with Shah Rukh in the song “1234.”
The song later emerged as one of the most popular dance songs of 2013. Very little is known about Priyamani’s own relationship with Bollywood. Priyamani is the cousin of top Bollywood actress Vidya Balan.
Priyamani also won the National Award for the Tamil film “Paruthi Veeran.”
7. The Android game was launched before the release of this film.
An Android game launched a few days before the release of the film.
This is the first time that filmmakers are targeting mobile apps for the promotion of their films. In the game, SRK has to protect himself from southern criminals. The game was a huge hit right after its release.