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Madras Cafe (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 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.

Director:

Shoojit Sircar

Writers:

Shubhendu Bhattacharya (story and screenplay), Juhi Chaturvedi (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nargis Fakhri ... Jaya Sahni
John Abraham ... Vikram Singh
Raashi Khanna ... Ruby (as Rashi Khanna)
Prakash Belawadi ... Bala Krishnan
Tarun Bali Tarun Bali ... Rishi
Avijit Dutt Avijit Dutt ... Swarup
Sanjay Gurbaxani ... Former Prime Minister
Vishnu Govindhan ... Kidnapper
Aayam Mehta Aayam Mehta ... Vasu
Dibang Dibang ... Informer, bangkok
Ajay Ratnam Ajay Ratnam ... Anna Bhaskaran
Kannan Arunachalam Kannan Arunachalam ... Shri
Siddartha Basu Siddartha Basu ... Robin Dutt
Piyush Pandey Piyush Pandey ... Cabinet Secretary of India
Alok Jain Alok Jain ... Ajit
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Madras Café See more »

Filming Locations:

Delhi, India See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 350,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$243,978, 25 August 2013
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Dolby Atmos
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Trivia

The film is set in the late 1980s and early '90s, during the time of Indian intervention in the Sri Lankan civil war and assassination of former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Features Aashiqui (1990) See more »

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Ajnabi
Sung by Zebunnisa Bangash
Lyrics by Bilal Sami
Music composed by Shantanu Moitra
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Worth a Watch!!
23 August 2013 | by nevilpachaniSee all my reviews

Madras Cafe is a wonderful representation of Sri Lankan civil war from the viewpoint of India. Critics state that it fails to capture the emotional aspect of the war but it was never meant to be viewed from the Lankan point of view.

It is a non Bollywoodish movie where we find no songs, dancing etc. There is no stupid romantic crap in the movie which other Indian political movies show. Relationship of John and Nargis is strictly professional(the way it should be).

One of the best Indian movies of the year after probably D Day and Ranjhaana. WATCH IT PEOPLE!!!


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