Chennai Express

Synopsis: Rahul embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather: to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram. En route, he meets a woman hailing from a unique family down South. As they find love through this journey in the exuberant lands of South India, an unanticipated drive awaits them.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Rohit Shetty
Production: UTV Communications
  28 wins & 55 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
141 min


Myself Rahul.

I am 40 years old.

Normally at this agein one's

life there comes a big twist.

I also experienced something big.

I mean, really big.

One that changed my life.

Actually let's star-tat

the very beginning.

Since I was a kid I have been

living in this house with my...


grandmother, motherand father.

My parents passed away

when I was eight years old...

My grandparentstook care of me.

When I was a child it was quite

obvious thatl was rather cute.

People would pull

my cheeks and say...

So Sweet!

And this sweetness was

in my grandfathers' shop.

Y. Y. Mithaiwala (Sweet Seller).

In Mumbai, the outlets of

our shop,surpassed the greenery.

Brother, please pack six samosasand

half a kilo of the fried sweet.

Brother! !


Why? Mithaiwalal!

And my grandfather would

also interferein my love life...

at times he would call...

and at times he himselfwould

show up in person in person.

I never got the chance

to be in a relationship,

..and clearly marriage

was out of the question.

Six, six! !

Rahul, did you see

the way Sachin plays! Wow!!

Though my grandfather was a

die hard fanof Sachin Tendulkar...

he never applied the

word 'die' in his life.

Time passed on but he did not.

All my relatives settled abroad.

And then came 2013.

My grandfathers 100th birthday!

Apart from my grandfather I have

two more tragedies in my life...

my friends Bobby and Salim.

Hi Rahul.


All set for Goa?


Once you reach there

don't be naughty at forty huh!

And both of you,

mind your own business!

Tanu, can you just

help me for a minute here?

What is this new story

you two have been cooking?

Not just the two,

this includes all of us.

Rahul, it's grandpa's birthday

but the gift is for you.

Hot NRI women!

I've already spoken to them.

In Goa we will be with themfor

a 6 days - 7 nights fixed package!

What son of friends are you?

One week!

How will grandpa

let me go for a week?

Just a minute.

He's an idiot!

- But you are also an idiot!- Rahul...

Come here.


Sir, you come with me.

Yes, grandpa.

Yes, you brought

me a gift didn't you?

You haven't yet opened the gifts

given byvimal, Renu and the others.

They are others, not ours'.

lam going to be a 100.

I will say very important things.

They only like me

because we're related.

You love me which

is why we are related!

I wonder what will

happento you once pass on.


Here we go! I've also

begunto talk about leaving...

its hardly my age

to talk of leaving...

Why do we talk about what

is to happen 20 to 25 years later.

Come on, give it to me.



A bat autographed by Sachin!

Come on, hit!

It was Rahu|'s idea to open

a franchiseof your shop in Goa.

Yes go ahead and open it.

Why are you wasting your time here?

Grandpa, we have already seen

an amazing land plot in Panjim.

We are going with Rahul

to finalize the plot.


Oh come on,

Sachin, hit it beyond the boundary!

Six! Sachin is on 99.

Sachin is on 99!!

Sachin is on 99!!

What grandma?

So much excitement for a century.

It's just a game.

He will make it again.


Both grandpa and Sachin

were knocked out at 99!

It was a strange feeling.

But then I read somewhere that...

a person's death is already

predestined before his birth.

I thought to myself

if what has to...

happen has already happenedwhat

difference does it make?

After all grandpa was alive since

the invention of all India radio.. the advent of Twitter.

He lived a good life.

That's it!

At that very moment...

I had made a decision.

Goa is on!

Grandma, I want to

do something more in life.

I want to do something

my hear-t tells me to do.

I cannot handle Y.

Y. Mithaiwala now.

Grandma, even I have some dreams.

Till now I've just let my age catch on.

But now I want to see

the world and learn things.

Grandma, I really want

to live life on my own terms.

Rahul, with the property you've already

begunto live life on your own terms.

Live your life the way you

want to,nobody is stopping you.

But you will have to do me a favor.

Yes tell me, grandma.

It was your grandfather's

last wish. ..

that after he died...

half of his ashes wouldbe

immersed into the Ganga...

and the other half in Rameshwaram.


Yes. I will go along with Anshuand

immerse his ashes into the Ganga...

but you will have

to go to Rameshwaram.. pour out the

other half of his ashes.

Grandma, me?

Yes, you!

This was your grandfather's last

wish, you will have to fulfil it.

This Rameshwaram

is at the end of India!

That too in the exactopposite

direction as Goa!

One minute guys!

Salim, give me that.

The waters of Goa must be

flowing up to Rameshwaram, right?

What do you mean?

What he means is that if we pour out

Grandpa's ashes in the waters of Goa...

It will eventually float

and reach Rameshwaram.

Yes, but Goa and

Rameshwaramare miles away.

Oh, we are going

to makethem coincide.

What does that mean?

Goa is on!

Yes, Rahul.

Bobby, change of plan.

What? You're coming to Goa right?

Of course, I'm coming.

But to fool grandma we have

to begin our journey by train.


Grandma is going

to come to see me off.

So in the next two hours..

...I will buy a ticket

to any train going to South India.

I will get on the train,and I

will get off at the Kalyan station.

You guys wait for me there,

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