For the 7th time in his career, Shahrukh Khan’s character in a film has been named Rahul. While playing his iconic screen-name, SRK has been highly successful, as every film of his has struck box office gold with the exception of Zamaana Deewana in 1995.
In Chennai Express, Rahul (Shahrukh) is a 40-year-old North Indian bachelor who stays with his grandparents in Mumbai. During his younger days, Rahul couldn’t marry because of his over-loving and over-possessive grandfather who simply cannot live without him. One day, he accidentally boards a train that not only takes him to his destination but also makes him realise the power of love.
While on the train, he bumps into Meena (Deepika Padukone), who is lovingly called Meenamma by her loved ones. She is a South Indian girl who stays in Komban village with her huge family. Her mother passed away when she was a child.
Meena’s father is Durgeshwara Azhagusundaram (Sathyaraj) a well-known Periyatalay (Don) of the Komban village. He is extremely protective of Meena.
Tangaballi (Nikitin Dheer) is the Periyatalay of another village, and Meena’s father is very fond of him.
Chennai Express is a hilarious ride filled with romance, comedy and action. The film releases in theatres on 8th August 2013.