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Madras Cafe (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 23 August 2013 (India)
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An Indian intelligence agent journeys to a war-torn coastal island to break a resolute rebel group and meets a passionate journalist.


Shoojit Sircar


Shubhendu Bhattacharya (story and screenplay), Juhi Chaturvedi (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
Top Rated Indian Movies #191 | 11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
John Abraham ... Vikram Singh
Nargis Fakhri ... Jaya Sahni
Raashi Khanna ... Ruby (as Rashi Khanna)
Prakash Belawadi ... Bala Krishnan
Gaurav Sharma ... K.T
Avijit Dutt ... Swarup
Manoj Bakshi ... Home Secretary 2nd Cabinet
Sanjay Gurbaxani ... Former Prime Minister
Vishnu Govindhan ... Kidnapper
Aayam Mehta Aayam Mehta ... Vasu
Kannan Arunachalam Kannan Arunachalam ... Shri
Malini Sathappan Malini Sathappan
Dibang Dibang ... Informer, bangkok
K.R. Parmeshwar K.R. Parmeshwar ... Narayan
Leena Maria Paul Leena Maria Paul ... Tamil rebel


An Indian Intelligence agent (portrayed by John Abraham)[9] journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs, amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face and the only counsel is 'Don't get caught.' At various junctions, he meets a charismatic and passionate journalist (portrayed by Nargis Fakhri) who is following her will to reflect the truth behind the civil war. The story unfolds as their quest for the truth reveals a deeper conspiracy, by a faceless enemy, united to seize a common nemesis - India. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | Thriller


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Film has "Jaffna" title initially. See more »


In the beginning of the movie , Jaffna was depicted as having mountains and lush green paddy fields and such. In reality this is totally wrong. Jaffna belongs to dry zone of Sri Lanka and has no mountains lush green paddy fields, It is nothing but dry flatland with "Thal" trees. Utterly fake portrayal. See more »


Features Aashiqui (1990) See more »


Sun Le Re (reprise)
Sung by Papon
Lyrics by Ali Hayat
Music composed by Shantanu Moitra
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Objective portrayal of LTTE struggle
26 August 2013 | by grande_illusionSee all my reviews

The political opponents of this film have been proved wrong. Politicians and their sidekicks should first watch the movie before they start screaming "ban, ban"! The film manages to take a cleverly done objective stance of the LTTE fight for Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka and the circumstances that led to the killing of former India PM Rajiv Gandhi. The film could have a better impact if it used names of the real people they trying to portray instead of resorting to semantics to camouflage their identities, while at the same time making it so obvious as to who the characters represent. However, overall it is a thriller which works well unlike Kamaal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam" released few months ago, with a similar theme.

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Release Date:

23 August 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Madras Café See more »

Filming Locations:

Delhi, India See more »


Box Office


INR350,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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