Madras Cafe Movie Review
Ratings : 4/5 Madras Cafe Review by Taran Adarsh
An Indian Intelligence agent, Vikram [John Abraham], is assigned the task of going to Sri Lanka for a covert operation. As he embarks upon his journey, with the intention of disrupting a rebel group, he discovers the larger issue: A conspiracy to assassinate the former Indian Prime Minister.
John Abraham has often been labelled a director’s actor and Shoojit makes sure he doesn’t let the actor’s strong persona overpower the challenging opportunity of depicting a law protector. John too surrenders himself completely to the director’s vision and though he doesn’t play the conventional hero, he does make an earnest effort to look the part he’s portraying. Post ROCKSTAR, Nargis Fakhri gets yet another stellar role [of a war correspondent] and I must add, she takes rapid strides as an actor.
It’s a treat watching Siddhartha Basu [as Robin Dutt] in a challenging role. He’s fantastic. So is Dibang, who is damn impressive in a cameo. Prakash Belawadi [as Bala] is another actor who leaves a super impression. He’s first-rate. Ajay Ratnam [as Anna] gives a good account of himself. Raashi Khanna is efficient as John’s wife Ruby. Piyush Pandey is appropriate. Sanjay Gurbaxani as the former Prime Minister is apt. Kannan Arunachalam [as Shri] is perfect.
On the whole, MADRAS CAFE is an earnest and honest effort, a terrific thriller, with several poignant moments and episodes that leave a stunning impact. Final word – MADRAS CAFE is one of the finest thrillers to come out of India. No two opinions on that!
Cast & Crew
Director – Shoojit Sircar
Starring – John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Raashi Khanna, Siddhartha Basu
Music – Shantanu Moitra
Producers – John Abraham, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Ronnie Lahiri
Release date – 23 August 2013
Madras Cafe movie Review by Taran Adarsh, Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra starring John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Raashi Khanna and Siddhartha Basu.