As the toy train journeys through cardboard scenery, miracles keep happening. So audience get to see a thirty-five thousand worth cellphone thrown out of the train lands intact on stones and still functioning – voice, internet, text et al. Following the cue the ticket collector too walks out of the water in one-piece, after being thrown in the river.
By this time I wanted a refund and I was livid with anger. I had not gone to watch a Tamil film and I wasn't prepared to see a middle-aged brat trying to raise a few laughs and cradle-snatching, not to say a kid fighting oversized giants (forget David and Goliath).
After the Tamil Nadu darshan, I wondered I should've taken a vacation down south rather visiting the theatre. There are small mercies in the form of dew-fresh Deepika Padukone, unnecessary Punjabi cop Mukesh Tiwari and groom Niketan Dheer. For the rest of the story, I am still deciphering it.
If Ramaiya Vastavaiya wouls have released on Eid day, it too would have done a business of 100 crore. Chennai Express has entered the club too, but where has it taken SRK? SRK has nothing new to offer. He has no more new milestones to cross or any records to set. The movie cannot add anything to him except fan his ego. It's time for SRK to reflect and re-invent himself.
100 crores in 3.5 days is touted as a record breaking feat. However, given SRK’s standard and fan following the benchmark of this Rohit Shetty film should be much higher. It would make sense only if Chennai Express ends up dong 300 to 500 crore business. Can SRK-Rohit Shetty combo prove as effective to box office as Manmohan Desai-Amitabh Bachchan, David Dhawan-Govinda or Ajay Devgan-Rohit Shetty? Let us watch for the might of the star power.