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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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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 Romance (1990) See more »

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Entry to Jaffna
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Music composed by Shantanu Moitra
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Wow!!!... Intellectual, Gallant and a Brave Factual work of Cinema... Caution: Miss This At Your Own Risk.!!!
8 September 2013 | by shubh_328-471-817687See all my reviews

It took 3 films and 7 years for Shoorjit Sircar (director) to deliver us with undoubtedly the best political thriller we can savor ourselves over a long time. 'Madras Cafe' is unarguably a gem of a movie that belongs to a rare genre of Bollywood cinema and deserves much more attention and applause than what it's being receiving.

The film is based on the backdrop of the Sri Lankan civil war in the late 1980's and early 1990's. It crosses its path with the plotting and execution of the then, Indian Prime Minster, whom we understandably can make out as Late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. This film is so well crafted; it was not possible to find out a loophole in the entire plot.

John Abraham (Producer), who plays as a RAW Officer has done a 100% justice to his character Vikram Singh. There are noticeable fluent and honest performances from Siddharth Basu and Nargis Fakhri (Rockstar) on the other hand as well. If you want to know more about what's inside, you have to go and watch it yourself. Although just do a bit of homework on the Lankan civil war events that occurred in the late 80's. You would not regret it.

There was one drawback of the movie though. The movie had an end. But as they say 'All good things comes to an end'. So, I guess it to be that way.

Madras Café is a slap on the faces of all the directors and also on the ignorant and bogged down movie goers who are ardent worshipers of senseless commercial cinema that has plagued Hindi movie industry over the last year and half. John Abraham here has to be appreciated immensely for the effort he has put in out of the movie, since; there was no one who was ready to produce this movie earlier until he accepted this project to invest in.

Thank you John Abraham and Shoorjit Sircar.

Without any second thoughts, being thankful and much obliged with this Intelligent and brave cinema,.. I'm going with an esteem ★★★★★★★★★✩ (9.1/10) for Shoorjit Sircar's Madras Café. This one is a Must Watch.

Watch and BE ENLIGHTENED..

Cheers


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