Madras Cafe

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This film is a political spy thriller, set against the backdrop of Sri Lankan Civil War of 1990's. An Indian Intelligence agent is deputed into a war torn coastal island, to conduct covert operations and break a resolute rebel group. He deftly manoeuvres 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 junctures, he meets a charismatic and passionate international journalist 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.

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Critic Reviews for Madras Cafe

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

  • The most shocking thing about it is how dull it is.

    Aug 27, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It is so rare to find a director and producer-cum-lead-actor committed to making films that are willing to deal with real-life events and say it in a manner that keeps you fairly engaged.

    Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Director Shoojit Sircar's Madras Café embraces the same vivid, political thriller stylings of Ben Affleck's Oscar winner Argo, albeit in the service of a fictional but no less compelling narrative.

    Aug 27, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Madras Cafe

  • Feb 12, 2014
    Loosely inspired from real events, the movie was worth watching for its conspiracy theory. Backstabbing was relatively less (IMO), but it had all the contents an average political thriller should. The use of intel is over-simplified, and lacks the skills of a strong spy agency. Compared to the expectations I had from it, it was short in shock and twist values. With a bit more polishing, an efficient movie could have been created. This sort of films are hardly made in mainstream cinema in Bollywood. A weak attempt with average performances..Its success might have led to the flicks of this genre. Anyway, good luck next time, if at all.
    familiar s Super Reviewer

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