“Don’t underestimate the power of a common man,” Shahrukh Khan rattles off a number of times, only to be mocked by Deepika Padukone as a ‘Halwaayi’. Theirs is a love-hate bonding.
Chennai Express is about a man's journey from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what happens along the way after he falls in love with the daughter of a don. Shahrukh plays Rahul, the common man. Deepika plays Meenamma Lochni, daughter of a much feared don (Sathyaraj).
Deepika’s character Meenamma is that of a belligerent, kickass girl who’s as sharp with her words as with her kicks. Shahrukh’s character seems to have a knack to wisecrack, only to a foot-in-mouth effect.
The chemistry between Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone promises to be the highlight of Chennai Express, slated to hit the theaters on 9 August.
Catch the first dialogue promo below and more on the pages that follow.