Chennai Express staring Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone was released in 2013 today. Chennai Express becomes an important film now because it was the last time when superstar Shahrukh Khan received public accolades and box office collection at once which seems like a distant dream now. Post Chennai Express Shahrukh Khan has done quite a few films like Fan, Dear Zindagi, Raees, Dilwale and the latest being Jab Harry met Sejal. All the films mentioned above have gotten extremely polarized reviews largely negative and not great of box office collections. Chennai Express was the first collaboration between Rohit Shetty and Shahrukh Khan as the film went onto be a blockbuster.
Second time Shetty and Khan came together was Dilwale with an ensemble that includes Varun Dhawan, Kajol and Kriti Sanon. Dilwale got fairly negative reviews from the audience and its clash with Bajirao Mastani crushed the box office. Fan, Dear Zindagi and Jab Harry met Sejal are all very mediocre films not falling completely to the zone of pure entertainment or substance. Shahrukh Khan took his guts out promoting all of them but probably the age of stars has come to an end.
Salman Khan’s Tubelight and Jab Harry met Sejal are two of the most important examples that tells the audience’s state of mind and says that no matter who you are, if the content of the film is not upto the mark than it will not get the respect. Chennai Express on the other hand was slammed by critics but since it fell completely into the zone of entertainment and pleased that kind of sensibilities. As Jab Harry met Sejal is getting the worst reviews of Shahrukh Khan’s career, everybody awaits the magic to be lit again.