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Madras Cafe

Madras Cafe

 

Release Date : 23 August 2013
Year : 2013
Banner : J.A. Entertainment , Viacom 18 Motion Pictures , Rising Sun Films
Producer : John Abraham , Viacom 18 Motion Pictures , Ronnie Lahiri
Director :
Genre : Thriller
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Total 2 Ratings

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John Abraham Gets Real And RAW

By Jaidev Hemmady, MovieTalkies.com, 23 August 2013 4 / 5

Madras Cafe Movie Review-In Short:
A RAW agent on a covert operation in Sri Lanka discovers that he has to deal with a mole in his organization, who seems to be playing a bigger game.

Madras Cafe Movie Review-Verdict:
One of the best movies made so far in the political thriller genre, Madras Cafe is worth a watch for its realistic approach.

Madras Café Movie Review-Story Plot:
In the wake of the Sinhalese-Tamil struggle in Sri Lanka, the Indian government deploys a peace keeping force and a RAW agent Vikram (John Abraham) to run a covert operation and break the dreaded LTF headed by Anna Bhaskaran (Ajay Ratnam).

However, Vikram soon discovers that there is a mole in the agency, who is responsible for tipping off the opposition, which keeps them two steps ahead of everyone. As Vikram strives to find the mole with the help of war correspondent Jaya (Nargis Fakhri), he unearths a conspiracy, which is aimed at striking a major blow at the Indian administration.

Truly deserving soundtrack of a hard-hitting film

By Reflections, MovieTalkies.com, 12 August 2013 3.5 / 5

John Abraham co-produces yet another hatke film after Vicky Donor and this time around he chooses the volatile Sri Lankan political situation as the backdrop. Madras Cafe, directed by Shoojit Sircar is expected to be a film which treads the fine line between art and commercial cinema and therefore, one cannot expect the soundtrack of this film to be massy. Rather, the expectation is that the music would be one that would be so intricately woven into the screenplay that it helps to carry the story forward as against ending up just as a space-filler. Shoojit chooses Shantanu Moitra for this task with the lyrics being provided by Ali Hayat Rizvi, Zeb and Manoj Tapadia.

The album opens with Sun Le Re which sees Papon behind the mike. This serenely paced number is about the protagonist in search of the truth and has a very likeable melody, though it does seem to have traces of “Tune Jo Na Kaha” from New York. That apart, the song works mainly due to Papon’s soulful rendition and one cannot but deny the fact that his exquisite voice actually helps in raising the beauty of this song a few notches higher. The Reprise Version of this track throws yet another lovely surprise. It is not often that one comes across multiple versions of the same song sounding equally good. Sun Le Re’s Reprise version is one such rare exception. Just when one gets used to the slow and serenely paced version of this track, the Reprise version comes and gives the listener a pleasant jolt. This racy guitar based melody is just as endearing as the earlier version so much so that it is actually tough to pick a favourite.

Khud Se gives the humble violin equal importance along with the usual suspects like guitar and piano. This poignant number sees Papon yet again taking centre-stage and he does not disappoint the listener. This is the kind of melody that will grow on the listener over time but its longevity will be directly proportional to the success of the film as a whole.

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Madras Cafe TRIVIA

Madras Cafe staring John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri was protested against for showing members of a Sri Lankan faction in bad light.

Madras Cafe USER REVIEWS

Fadoo movie
Manoj Bhardwaj, Aug 23, 2013
5 / 5
great movie
good
Gaurav Srivastav, Aug 23, 2013
5 / 5
blockbuster

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Official Theatrical Trailer of 'Madras Cafe'

Watch the theatrical trailer of John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri starrer, 'Madras Cafe'. The movie is about a net of covert operations carried out by John to bring about the capture of a high value terrorist.

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