7.7/10
19,675
129 user 30 critic

Madras Cafe (2013)

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

Director:

Writers:

(story and screenplay), (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Top Rated Indian Movies #136 | 12 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Vicky Donor (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic.

Director: Shoojit Sircar
Stars: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor
Piku (2015)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A quirky comedy about the relationship between a daughter and her aging father, whose eccentricities drive everyone crazy.

Director: Shoojit Sircar
Stars: Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Irrfan Khan
Kai po che! (2013)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Stars: Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao
Special 26 (2013)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A gang of con-men rob prominent rich businessmen and politicians by posing as C.B.I and income tax officers.

Director: Neeraj Pandey
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee
Badlapur (2015)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An innocent man turns brutal when his family gets killed in a bank robbery and one of the perpetrators escapes. 15 years later, he begins his deadly game of vengeance.

Director: Sriram Raghavan
Stars: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam
Pink III (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Stars: Tapsee Pannu, Amitabh Bachchan, Kirti Kulhari
Airlift (2016)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When Iraq invades Kuwait in August, 1990, a callous Indian businessman becomes the spokesperson for more than 170,000 stranded countrymen.

Director: Raja Menon
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kumud Mishra
Baby I (2015)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to track the terrorists' international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.

Director: Neeraj Pandey
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubati
Rock On!! (2008)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Stars: Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar, Luke Kenny
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya, Hemendra Dandotiya
Talvar (2015)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An experienced investigator confronts several conflicting theories about the perpetrators of a violent double homicide.

Director: Meghna Gulzar
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi
Sarkar (2005)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The authority of a man, who runs a parallel government in Mumbai, is challenged. His son rises to face his enemies.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Vikram Singh
... Jaya Sahni
... Ruby (as Rashi Khanna)
Aayam Mehta ... Vasu
... Bala Krishnan
... Swarup
Kannan Arunachalam ... Shri
... Former Prime Minister
Leena Maria Paul ... Tamil rebel
Dibang ... Informer, bangkok
Ajay Ratnam ... Anna Bhaskaran
Tarun Bali ... Rishi
Vinod Kumar ... Informer
Siddartha Basu ... Robin Dutt
Alok Jain ... Ajit
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Jaffna  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

INR 350,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$243,978, 25 August 2013
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rashi kanna's debut movie in Bollywood 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 »

Connections

Features Aashiqui (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Sun Le Re
Sung by Papon
Lyrics by Ali Hayat
Music composed by Shantanu Moitra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worth a Watch!!
23 August 2013 | by See 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!!!


34 of 53 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 129 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Top Rated and Trending Indian Movies

Check out the Indian movies with the highest ratings from IMDb users, as well as the movies that are trending in real time.

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed