New Delhi: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar and actor-turned-producer John Abraham wowed their detractors and fans for a light-hearted take on the issue of sperm donation in the National award- winning film 'Vicky Donor'.
The director-producer duo is back with another film, 'Madras Cafe', which has been making headlines for its so-called controversial content.
The movie, which is set against the backdrop of Sri Lankan civil war, revolves around the serious subject of terrorism and shows how the protagonist is caught in the political turmoil.
John Abraham plays an investigation officer, who is appointed by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) to carry out hidden operations against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan Civil War. And Nargis Fakhri, who made her Bollywood debut with 'Rockstar' will be seen as a war correspondent.
Unlike the formulaic Bollywood projects, Shoojit offers a film which is new in its genre and subject even to the viewers. While Shoojit is popular for experimenting with the issues in his films, it is yet to seen if the viewers will accept 'Madras Cafe', considering it belongs to a different genre.
Will the 'espionage thriller' as Shoojit calls 'Madras Cafe', find several takers? Will John's film, which has been mired in controversies for its striking resemblance to real political events associated with civil war and the ideas of a rebel group, repeat the success of 'Vicky Donor'?
Divya Pal of IBNlive.com is inside the theatre to find out more.
10:04 AM: Shoojit Sircar's much talked about film #MadrasCafe releases today. Stay tuned for the tweet review of the film.
10:08 AM: After the success of 'Vicky Donor', John Abraham teams up with Shoojit Sircar for #MadrasCafe.
10:09 AM: John Abraham's look in the first shot is both shocking and impressive. #madrascafe
10:12 AM: Hum apne Prime Minister ko bacha sakte they, says John in #MadrasCafe
10:17 AM: Siddharth Basu makes his acting debut in #MadrasCafe. He is sedate, cerebral and stylish.
10:20 AM: In his film 'Yahaan', #MadrasCafe's Shoojit Sircar had addressed the issue of insurgency.
10:22 AM: John essays the role of an investigation officer in #MadrasCafe. It is different, striking and challenging
10:23 AM: Nargis Fakhri has worked hard to do justice to her role as a journalist in #MadrasCafe
10:32 AM: #MadrasCafe is gritty, fast-paced and gripping. In one sequence, Nargis Fakhri smokes, sans any warning being flashed on the screen!
10:48 AM: Whether it is Nargis Fakhri's dialogues or accent, every bit is almost flawless in #MadrasCafe
10:59 AM: Will #MadrasCafe re-launch Nargis Fakhri? We think, it will.
11:25 AM: The background score in #MadrasCafe has been paid great attention to.
11:29 AM: Through #Madras Cafe, Shoojit Sircar has created the time and genre of Sri Lankan civil war, which is certainly not an easy job.
11:45 AM: John Abraham combats all challenges and emerges as a winner in #MadrasCafe.
11:49 AM: The unconventional soundtrack supports the theme of #MadrasCafe.
11:51 AM:The team of #Madras Cafe may have earned the wrath of Tamil activists groups, but the viewers find the film convincing.
12:02 PM: Celebrate Diwali exile Rama coming home - the terror message has been decoded in #MadrasCafe.
12:12 PM: All those who thought Nargis Fakhri's efforts were wasted in 'Rockstar', would be surprised to discover the real actor in her through #MadrasCafe
12:13 PM: We agree with John who, while urging the people of Chennai to support his film, had said #Madras Cafe is a credible film.
12:15 PM: The usage of real bullets in sync sound leaves an indelible impact, it does bring authenticity to the film #MadrasCafe.
12:20 PM: Sun le re in #MadrasCafe is a soulful track. In a nutshell, this political thriller is a must watch.
12:22 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #MadrasCafe. Stay tuned for more movie updates.