Top 100 Bollywood Movies of All Time: No.29 - "Chennai Express", Interesting Facts About The Movie

Priyansh Ha |Jul 06, 2019

Marking the first collaboration between superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, 'Chennai Express' has been voted as one of Top 100 Bollywood Movies of All Time. Here are some interesting facts about the movie that you may not know.

Marking the first collaboration of superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express took the cine-world by storm as well as broke several box office records in India and abroad.

With Rs 396 core worldwide gross, the movie surpassed Amir Khan starrer 3 Idiots to become the highest grossing movie at that point. As of the middle of 2018, Chennai Express is the eleventh-highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide.

It also ranks 29th over Top 100 Bollywood Movies of All Time. Here are some interesting facts about the movie that you may not know, read more!

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'Chennai Express' ranks 29th over Top 100 Bollywood Movies of All Time Source: Barraques)

Deepika Padukone Wasn’t The First Choice

In fact, Kareena Kapoor was Rohit Shetty’s first choice for the female lead. However, the actress stepped down due to her busy schedule so Deepika was the next option to go with. 

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Source: Livemint

Deepika’s Name Came First In The Film Credits

For the first time ever in Bollywood, the actress's name was followed by an actor’s name in the film credits. In fact, Shah Rukh Khan intended to do it to show respect to his co-star on the occasion of International Women's Day.

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Source: Bollywood Life

South Actress Priyamani Joined Shah Rukh Khan In The Song 1234

Apart from being the biggest movie of the year, Chennai Express also had the song 1234 as one of the most popular dance numbers of 2013. The song which went viral featured Shah Rukh Khan and actress Priyamani who was also Vidya Balan's cousin.

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Source: Netflix

Chennai Express' Wasn’t The First Choice For The Title

As Rohit Shetty wanted the film to have a Southern vibe, he went with the title Ready Steady Po at first. However, it was renamed into Chennai Express to highlight Deepika and SRK’s train sequence.

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Source: IMDB

The Movie Had Its Own Mobile Game

As a part of the film promotion, the filmmakers launched a mobile game revolving around the film ahead of the release date. In the game, Shah Rukh Khan had to fight against a southern villain to save his life. It was a groundbreaking promotional move that contributed to the massive success of the film. 

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Source: Ibtimes

Being One Of The Most Successful Bollywood Movies Worldwide

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The bumper opening of the movie stirred up the whole country with Rs 50 lacs was collected in the 6th weekend which contributed to the overall domestic collection of Rs 226.70 crores. In terms of the global market, the movie was also on the top of the highest grossing Bollywood movies worldwide. It was all the rage in several countries including Egypt.


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