Let's begin with a reminder...The subject of my 2nd blog post - SRK Express, is no way as good as the first - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. But it's pretty clear 2 types of Feelings move all of us - Love and Hatred. Sachin inspires you to love him. SRK inspires you to hate the type of movies he is acting in!
Frankly, i think i had more expectations from Rohit Shetty from 'Chennai Fu*#@% Express...than Shah Rukh Khan. Rohit Shetty afterall showed he knew the art of filmmaking well and could gauge the pulse of the mango (aam) people. But i heard Shetty say in an interview in a TV show that this was a script he had written many years back when he hadn't hit the jackpot in Bollywood. While promoting the movie before its release, he had said that he didn't think the script was great, so never contemplated translating this script into a film. Until ofcourse, hamara holwai mitthaiwala (yeah, he is a sweet shop owner in the film) Rahul thought it was a great script since it was so much about I, ME and Myself in the movie with references from DDLJ and few others. And that's how Chennai Express rolled out...Why Why Why God? Why did I have to go through this?
And that's when i think both had gone completely bonkers with a script written in 'Express' Speed by Rohit (i think it was written in his school days when he was premature). I am not a SRK hater...i quite liked a few movies of his (like Swadesh, Chak De etc...). But i guess off late, he is in a different zone. A Zone called 'I Will Make Shit Movies and Torture You All Zone'.
Truth be told! Chennai Express wasn't the movie I was exactly waiting for and fantasizing over...although the promos weren't that bad. Two of my very dear friends and me planned to watch the horror flick 'Conjuring' on Thursday night (8th Aug). But since Chennai Express announced its arrival, Conjuring had to change tracks to make way for the bumper Eid release.
After the first ten minutes of boarding the Chennai Express, it was clear we were watching a Horror movie indeed! Shah Rukh Khan as the lead ghost and Thambivalis, Ramabavalis (something like that...) as supporting ghosts with Deepika 'Meena' Padukone as the love interest of the lead ghost...but frankly Meena did outshine the lead ghost inspite of SRK being blessed with all the powers that most of our Bollywood films tend to shower our leading men with. So one of my friend was 'numbed' after watching the movie, the other friend did not need to smoke up to feel high and I just wanted to throw up...
I like to Hope, i usually do when India is playing in any sport...so even though it seemed to be a lost cause, i kept hoping for SRK and Rohit 'Shitty' to somehow pull off a victory from the jaws of defeat. Sadly, it never came!
SRK can see this movie and touch himself all over to feel good about himself considering the references to his previous hits he makes so unabashedly. Thats all that remains of him - his previous hits. For Chennai Express has derailed and killed all those who boarded it, including the poor audience who had to go through this.