Mumbai, Aug 7 (): Made at a budget of 75 crore, Chennai Express is co-produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and UTV Motion Pictures with the star power of Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. There are very high expectations for this SRK-starrer which is directed by Rohit Shetty.
Chennai Express story is about a journey of a man from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what happens during the journey.
The north Indian guy Rahul (Shahrukh) takes Chennai Express to reach Rameshwaram for an important cause. During his journey, he takes a 180 degree turn when he crosses paths with south Indian girl Meena Lochni (Deepika Padukone) in the train.
Rahul is a bachelor who stays with his grandparents in Mumbai. Rahul could not get married to anyone because of his overly affectionate and over-possessive grandfather who cannot live without him.
Meanwhile, Meena is very fondly referred to as Meenamma by her family members. She stays in Komban village with her huge family. She loses her mother when young. When Rahul and Meena meet, they fall in love and the story continues.
This action-comedy film is ready to hit the theatres on August 8. This is one of the biggest releases of 2013 with over 3,500 screens in the country, 700 screens abroad. The movie is also releasing in seven unconventional international markets like Peru and Israel. “Chennai Express” will be the first movie to release on the same day in Peru as India. Screens in Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Israel have also been locked.
“Chennai Express” is said to be the first movie to be released on such a large-scale in overseas market. The movie takes on 195 screens in North America, 175 screens in Britain, 55 screens in the Middle East and 30 screens in Australia.
There is lot of buzz for Chennai Express much before the release. The expectation is growing higher as SRK is back on the screen after nine months and his fans just cannot wait any longer.