Here are the movie reviews for Chennai Express from different critics.
Chennai Express Movie Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
Chennai Express began chugging along , I found myself laughing out loud in a place. Or two. The laughs came intermittently through the first half, and I was still sitting in my seat at the interval. And then it turned into the same old story.
Still, this is a pair trying to have some fun, and coming up with some genuinely funny moments. Padukone looks lovely and sticks to a spunky over –the- topness, and doesn't waver, till she's made to go all emotional. That's when her graph dips. That's when Shah Rukh's raffish charm slips. And that is also when `Chennai Express' derails. And wannakum becomes wannago.
Chennai Express Movie Ratings:4/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama
On the whole, CHENNAI EXPRESS has the trademark Rohit Shetty stamp all over. You seek entertainment, entertainment and entertainment in a film like CHENNAI EXPRESS and the movie lives up to the hype and hoopla surrounding it. The tremendous craze surrounding the film, the Rohit Shetty - SRK - Deepika combo, the Eid release, besides the extensive release strategy by UTV, should ensure a record-breaking start for this biggie. Right from the paid previews to the opening weekend to Week 1, CHENNAI EXPRESS should be on a glorious march in days to come, setting new records in India and also in the international markets. All you lovers of masala movies, board this Express pronto!
Chennai Express Movie Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site:TimesOfIndia (TOI)
In an ode to his own cinema—read Golmaal series, Bol Bachchan, Rohit Shetty ishstyle, the director, who has grossers in Bollywood's 100-crore club, ups the scale for his Eid offering. Chennai Express (CE) is a magnificently mounted film. Never having been strong in the story department, CE too has a guillible plot line. For what is primarily a Hindi film, there's too much spoken Tamil. Note: You may not like the film if Bollywood potboilers leave you cold.
Chennai Express Movie Ratings:3/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
It’s a somewhat long ride that occasionally teeters on the edge of tedium, but it certainly isn’t all wrong. Parts of Chennai Express, propelled by a spirit of inspired lunacy that holds the no-holds-barred action comedy in good stead, is markedly better than the sum total of the film. If only it had enough steam to sustain its momentum all the way to the very end, it would probably have been far more fun to watch.
Chennai Express Movie Ratings:3/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
Watch or Not?: Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express is regurgitation of his trademark style that comprises his repertoire of work. Bountiful of silly gags, and car-smashing stunts, the film’s hilt is Shah Rukh Khan as he revisits his role of Rahul in an action avatar which he has mostly kept alien from him. Deepika Padukone’s smothering screen presence is a delight. Chennai Express is a must watch entertaining flick that will juggle between romance, humor and action and is enjoyable for its run time!
Chennai Express Movie Ratings:-- Review By: Sneha May Francis Site:Emirates24By7
But, logic isn’t something that we’d associate with this breed of comedies, but, despite these obvious slip-ups, Rohit Shetty’s ‘Chennai Express’ manages to chug along. Rohit plays to the gallery and lifts many iconic Bollywood situations and invests immensely in buffoonery. It’s endearing at times, but the jokes are repeated so often that they lose shine. Rohit’s carnival-like comedy coaxes some laughs, but can leave you exhausted. Make no mistake, ‘Chennai Express’ is fun, but the kind that Rohit endorses.
Chennai Express Movie Ratings:3/5 Review By: Subash K Jha Site:IANS
So it’s finally here. The good news is that Chennai Express is a pleasant and likable film in parts. The bad news is, it does nothing for Shah Rukh Khan’s indomitable star power except to tell us he can still play a 40-year Rahul without faltering. That, we already know.
Chennai Express Movie Ratings: 2.5/5 Review By: Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
Does Chennai Express break away from it? Not always. But even with his overstating approach, it's decidedly more zany compared to all the Golmaal sequels and ilk he's doled out in recent years.
Finally, did I get my ten laughs? Well, I came *this* close. By the time the count had reached seven, Chennai Express decided to shift tracks from droll comedy to dreadful drama.