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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.

Director:

Shoojit Sircar

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
John Abraham ... Vikram Singh
Nargis Fakhri ... Jaya Sahni
Raashi Khanna ... Ruby (as Rashi Khanna)
Prakash Belawadi ... Bala Krishnan
Steve Fahl ... Reed
Sanjay Gurbaxani ... Former Prime Minister
Vishnu Govindhan ... Kidnapper
Avijit Dutt Avijit Dutt ... Swarup
Aayam Mehta Aayam Mehta ... Vasu
Leena Maria Paul Leena Maria Paul ... Tamil rebel
Tarun Bali Tarun Bali ... Rishi
Dinesh Nair ... Rajshekaran
Dibang Dibang ... Informer, bangkok
Kannan Arunachalam Kannan Arunachalam ... Shri
Vinod Kumar Vinod Kumar ... Informer
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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 | Thriller

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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

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

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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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Features Aashiqui (1990) See more »

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Sung by Papon
Lyrics by Manoj Tapadia
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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