Madras Cafe (2013)

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Page Created on: 18.06.2013

Duration: 130 minutes

Genre: thriller

Release date: 30 August 2013

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Director: Shoojit Sircar

Writers: Somnath Dey, Shubendu Bhattacharya

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Producer: John Abraham, Ronnie Lahiri

Music Composer: Shantanu Moitra

As per John Abraham, "Madras Cafe brings us closer to what changed the political history of India." The film, set in India and Sri Lanka, is a political spy thriller set against backdrop of the Sri Lankan civil war. Vikram Singh (John Abraham) is an Indian Army special officer who is appointed by the intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing to conduct covert operations in Sri Lanka shortly after Indian Peace Keeping Force was forced to withdraw. As he journeys to Sri Lanka, with the intention of disrupting a rebel group, he discovers the larger issue. There he meets a British journalist (Jaya) who wants to reveal the truth about the civil war, and in the process he uncovers a conspiracy.

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After unique concept of Vicky Donor here comes Shoojit Sircar's next Madras Cafe. It is one of the most powerful Politics Thriller that you can ever glimpse. Madras Cafe dives boldly into terrain Bollywood hasn't touched before. Its arsenal features research, respect and bravely, no songs. But it's not arty or preach ...

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Star As
 John Abraham... Captain Vikram Singh - RAW Agent
 Nargis Fakhri... Preet Oberoi - Journalist
 prosenjit chatterjee... rajiv gandhi
 Rashi Khanna... Ruby Singh
 Leena Maria Paul... a Tamil rebel
 Tinu Menachery... a Tamil rebel
 Siddharth Basu... Robin Dutt
 Agnello Dias...  a Sri Lankan minister
Vishal Barot
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After unique concept of Vicky Donor here comes Shoojit Sircar's next Madras Cafe. It is one of the most powerful Politics Thriller that you can ever glimpse.

Madras Cafe dives boldly into terrain Bollywood hasn't touched before. Its arsenal features research, respect and bravely, no songs. But it's not arty or preachy anywhere. Its first half is layered, complex trails - leaks, foreign interests, domestic rivals - slowly revealed to Vikram. As RAW boss Robin Dutt (Basu) ups the pressure, Vikram must move fast through sultry, dangerous airs. His foreign journalist friend Jaya (Fakhri, apparently playing real-life journalist Anita Pratap, who first interviewed LTTE chief Prabhakaran) knows this conflict's heart even better than Vikram, whose discoveries, from Sri Lanka to South Block, grow traumatic.

John Abraham as Vikram Singh topples all his preceding performances. He isn’t a very flattering actor but his quick-witted choice of function and wicked portraying certainly displays a amazing improvement. He isn’t the John who couldn’t emote. He is the John who isn’t aghast to take up challenging roles and convey them out elegantly.

Nargis Fakhri with her British accent as the female lead is her usual self.

Siddhartha Basu is quite a natural as he easily falls in the function of R.D. His intelligence displays in his eyes, and he organises to order respect in his feature! Never pacing a wrong pebble, the man should have taken up acting long back!

The supporting actors are all outstanding but in the end, this movie is more about its intent and plot than about its actors!

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If you like typical Hindi movie masala, unrealistic action or melodrama, this movie is not for you.

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