Do people in Chennai (Madras) generally understand Hindi?

Hi, I plan on visiting Chennai sometime over the summer, and I am a fluent Hindi speaker. Thus, I was wondering whether there will be a significant language barrier when I visit. Will I be able to talk in Hindi with most people? I know that Tamil is the language spoken there, but as I am on a short notice, I do not... show more Hi, I plan on visiting Chennai sometime over the summer, and I am a fluent Hindi speaker. Thus, I was wondering whether there will be a significant language barrier when I visit. Will I be able to talk in Hindi with most people? I know that Tamil is the language spoken there, but as I am on a short notice, I do not have enough time to learn Tamil. Thus, will I be able to experience the city, its sights, its bazaaars, etc. with a knowledge of Hindi?
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