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The Rohit Shetty venture completes 5 years today, having been released on August 8, 2013. The film is one of the highest grossing movies till date and remains Shah Rukh’s highest grossing film and Deepika’s second highest (after Padmaavat). The film effortlessly managed to blend comedy with insanity and gave us some of the catchiest music we’ve seen in recent Bollywood history.
This was the first time we saw SRK and Deepika work in a Rohit Shetty film and is one of the most unforgettable movies ever. The film had all the elements to make it a blockbuster like romance, songs, slapstick comedy, action and more. Chennai Express showed Shah Rukh in a comic role after a long time and yes, his character was named Rahul!. Today, as the film completed five years of its release, Rohit took to his Instagram page and shared the trailer to commemorate the occasion. He captioned the video stating, "One of the most Difficult yet Adventurous shoot of my Career. Chennai Express not only Ruled the Box Office but also showered us with humongous Love from our Audience. 5 years to this Magnificent Journey!!! #5yearsofchennaiexpress" The film then shattered many box office records and went on to make a lifetime collection of Rs 207.69 at the domestic market.
On the occasion of 5 years of Chennai Express, let's take a look at the major highlights of the film which are still discussed by fans. Celebrating 5 years of Chennai Express, let’s go down memory lane and revisit that scene for a few more laughs.
#1 Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's Antakshari on the train: SRK, who plays the role of a 40-year-old bachelor in the film decides to flirt with Deepika, thinking that she is a South Indian girl who doesn't know Hindi. He sings Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam and Deepika breaks his bubble by letting him know that she knows Hindi as well. She also gives him a hint that she has been kidnapped and then they start conversing by singing a parody of Hindi songs in this hilarious scene.
#2 Deepika Padukone getting violent in her dreams: The dimpled beauty's performance in this scene leaves everyone in splits whenever they watch it. In this scene, she makes weird noises and expressions leaving SRK scared and making him wonder if she is possessed by evil spirits.
#3 Shah Rukh Khan trying to ask the way to a person in sign language: In Chennai Express, SRK proved time and again that his comic timing is unbeatable and he can become the funniest man ever in a jiffy. In this scene, Shah Rukh talks to a guy who can't speak well to show him the way. But that little guy fails to convey it right to SRK and he empathizes with him cutely.
#4 Thangabali (Nikitin Dheer) joining the Antakshari game of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone: SRK and Deepika, in the film, are always under the impression that Thangabali is just a strong man without brains and doesn't know a single word of Hindi. When they play Antakshari for the second time so as to escape from Thangabali, he starts singing in Hindi leaving them shocked.
#5 Lungi Dance: Rohit Shetty ended his blockbuster movie by giving a tribute to the Thailava, Rajinikanth. SRK and Deepika grooved to Lungi Dance by Yo Yo Honey Singh during the ending credits and it is considered as one of the best dance numbers Bollywood as ever given.