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 #227 | 11 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





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

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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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Nargis Fakhri spoke her dialogues in her own voice though she spoke english mostly. See more »


Towards the end of the movie, Vikram sends a Jaffna Documents to Jaya. The title of the documents is written in Calibri font typeface. Calibri font was added to Microsoft Office in 2007 and was not present before. See more »


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Sung by Monali Thakur
Music composed by Shantanu Moitra
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John and Shoojit team is much better than Ajay and Rohit Shetty.No fake actions no stupid jokes
24 August 2013 | by iruled16See all my reviews

Madras Cafe is not only one of the best releases but the only best release in this recent time. John is no more expression less actor.HE worked extremely hard in his recent projects and proved him.And he is at his best in Madras Cafe. Talking about Nargis her accent is good but should have done hard work on her acting skills. Thank God no Lungi dance at the end but a beautiful song called Maula sun mere. And then the Assassination. As we all know the end but it keeps us on the edge of our seat till the last scene Credits to Shoojit Sircar. Very realistic,great performances by everyone and great direction. They killed him .We lost him for no mistake.He was so young. This touches everyone Hearts......

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Release Date:

23 August 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Madras Cafe See more »

Filming Locations:

Delhi, India See more »


Box Office


INR350,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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