Madras Cafe

  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' leads the race for Best Film 05-02-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was a slow starter at the box-office, but it gained momentum with the help of a positive word of mouth publicity. Something similar is happening with it during the run-up to the finale of IBNLive Movie Awards. It is once again...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Film 30-01-2014 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Cinematography 25-01-2014 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Editing 25-01-2014 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • Censor Board discriminated against 'Shahid': Hansal Mehta 21-01-2014 04:10 PM

    Mumbai: Writer-director Hansal Mehta has accused censor board of discrimination, saying his film 'Shahid' was rated 'A' while big films like 'Ramleela' and 'Madras Cafe' were given U/A certificate despite having kissing and violent scenes. Mehta, who made a return to filmmaking with the true-life inspired story after a gap...
  • e Lounge: Stars at the red carpet for the 20th Annual screen awards 16-01-2014 02:39 PM

    The 20th annual Screen awards turned out to be a star-studded event. Screen Awards kickstarted the award season with its annual event in Mumbai on Tuesday night. Deepika Padukone, John Abraham's 'Madras Cafe' and Farhan Akhtar were the big winners of the night. ...
  • Screen Awards 2014: And the winner is... 14-01-2014 11:18 PM

    Mumbai: 2013 has been Deepika Padukone's year and on Tuesday, the actress proved to her critics wrong by taking home two Best Actress trophies- Jury and Popular for her role in 'Goliyon Ki Rasleel Ram Leela' and 'Chennai Express'. While recieving the Jury award, a visibly shocked Padukone said, "...
  • Football film '1911' is a wedding gift for John Abraham: Shoojit Sircar 10-01-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: After 'Madras Cafe', director Shoojit Sircar is making another period film with John Abraham by telling the century-old true story of Mohun Bagan's historic win against an English football club in 1911. The director, who considers himself a footballer first and a filmmaker later, said the idea had...
  • I really would like to be vegan but I love cheese cake: Nargis Fakhri 05-01-2014 02:55 PM

    New Delhi: After a string of celebrities decided to take the vegan way, Nargis Fakhri also thought of banning animal and dairy products. But soon realised her love for eggs. "I want to be vegetarian. Actually, I really would like to be vegan but I love cheese cake," the 'Rockstar'...
  • Aamir Khan to Shah Rukh Khan: Top 10 achievers of Bollywood in 2013 25-12-2013 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: In 2013, the centenary year of the over $2 billion world of Indian cinema, the Hindi film industry saw several high points - whether it was 'Dhoom 3' becoming the fastest to mint Rs 100 crore ($22 million) in just three days, 'Chennai Express' collecting a whopping Rs...
  • 10 directors who created an alternative world in 2013 14-12-2013 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: The trends suggest that commercial filmmakers like to follow the path much travelled rather than trying their hands at something new in the Hindi film industry. However, there are people who are trying to strike a balance between commercial and critical aspects. Here is my list of ten...
  • They came, saw, conquered: The outstanding short appearances of 2013 06-12-2013 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: The makers always focus on the lead actors' face value during the promotional period of a film. This leaves supporting cast on their own, and they require extra efforts to make their presence felt. Sometimes they succeed in fetching the attention, most of the time they don't. This...
  • I'm not meant for 'Krrish' or 'Dabangg' kind of films: Shoojit Sircar 25-11-2013 01:41 PM

    Mumbai: Shoojit Sircar, known for his different sensibilities and filmmaking techniques, thinks that he cannot handle subjects like 'Dabangg' and 'Krrish' as he believes in making small-budget films that intend to both entertain and inform. He has so far made just four films and only three of them have been...
  • One should experience everything: Nargis Fakhri on bikini shots 15-11-2013 10:41 AM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri had no qualms in donning a bikini in her upcoming film 'Main Tera Hero' as she considers it a part of her acting experience. The 34-year-old actress, whose role of a war correspondent in her last film 'Mardas Cafe' opposite John Abraham was appreciated,...
  • John Abraham is a marketing genius: Shoojit Sircar 13-11-2013 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar believes his 'Madras Cafe' actor and producer John Abraham is a 'marketing genius'. So he is looking forward to taking some tips from him for his own production venture 'Running Shaadi.com'. "John is a marketing genius. He knows how to market his film smartly. Now...
  • 'Madras Cafe' is not an honest film: Sri Lankan filmmaker 13-11-2013 10:31 AM

    Kolkata: Noting that his country's films are taking a hit from the more popular Bollywood productions, noted Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage Tuesday alleged that 'Madras Cafe' was not an 'honest' movie. He also lamented the dearth of market for Sri Lankan films in India. "The problem is ('Madras Cafe')......
  • Sportspersons are my fitness role models: John Abraham 11-11-2013 04:11 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham says sportspersons across the world are his role models as far as fitness is concerned. "Most sportspersons around the world are my fitness role models. If you are specifically asking about India, I think cricketers and football players...they are super fit people," John told reporters at...
  • Being in the producer's seat is more comfortable: Shoojit Sircar 30-10-2013 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: Be it the slice of life in 'Vickey Donor' or the portrayal of harsh reality in 'Madras Cafe', director Shoojit Sircar's films fetched him loads of accolades. He is however enjoying the role of a producer more with his upcoming venture 'Running Shaadi.com'. "Being in the producer's seat...
  • We all are dream chasers, says Irrfan 04-10-2013 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan, who plays the lead in Ritesh Batra's 'The Lunchbox', today expressed his disappointment with the jury's decision of not choosing the film as India's official entry for the Oscars next year, saying 'they should have done a good job'. Irrfan, 46, who also co-produced the...
  • Shoojit and I are planning to make a film on football: John Abraham 28-09-2013 03:50 PM

    Mumbai: After winning critical acclaim for his last release, 'Madras Cafe', based on the Sri Lankan civil war, actor-producer John Abraham is now taking his interest in sports forward by planning to make films on football, motorcycling and boxing. "We are making a film on sports... Shoojit has quite a...
  • John Abraham: I would like to make a film on wildlife 28-09-2013 02:30 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham, who has been roped in as the face of National Geographic Channel in India, says he is keen to make a film on wildlife. "Wildlife is something that we have not attempted before. I would like to explore it...I would like to make a film on...
  • John Abraham: Bollywood has no stories to tell 22-09-2013 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: John Abraham, who has been propagating off-beat and 'sensible' films in a space full of masala entertainment, believes that Bollywood currently lacks 'sensible' stories to tell. "We lack stories. We have no stories to tell. We put five songs with five comedy scenes and say it's done," John...
  • Ayushmann Khurrana: I'm not in a mad rush to sign films 07-09-2013 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: For Ayushmann Khurrana it is not about signing back-to-back movies but exploring different options in Bollywood, which is why the actor recently assisted director Shoojit Sircar on 'Madras Cafe' and is now releasing his new single. The 28-year-old actor, who made a successful debut with Sircar's 'Vicky Donor'...
  • South weekly wrap: Yeddyurappa worried as BJP woos him back 07-09-2013 12:48 PM

    Karnataka Worried Yeddyurappa? - KJP chief BS Yeddyurappa is a worried man. The Modi faction in the BJP has been wooing him back. He is also not averse to the idea of returning to the saffron party, which he singlehandedly built and brought to power in Karnataka. A self styled...
  • Indian cinema yet to accept political stories: Shoojit Sircar 02-09-2013 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: It took Shoojit Sircar six years to bring 'Madras Cafe' on the big screen and the director, who faced protests in South before its release, feels Indian cinema is still not ready for political stories. The film is inspired by the conspiracy and assassination of former prime minister...
  • 'Madras Cafe' is growing by word-of-mouth: John Abraham 31-08-2013 04:31 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham is proud that his latest movie 'Madras Cafe' has worked well on positive word-of-mouth feedback despite being caught in controversies. John played the role of an undercover officer in the movie, set against the Sri Lankan civil war. The film, directed by Shoojit Sircar, released Aug...
  • Farhan Akhtar: Censor Board must stand up for filmmakers 29-08-2013 12:56 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar believes the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should speak up for filmmakers when movies such as 'Madras Cafe' get caught in controversies despite being cleared by the board. Even as John Abraham's 'Madras Cafe' has been appreciated by the audiences, it has also invited protest...
  • Tamil version of 'Madras Cafe' pulled out of Canadian theatres 29-08-2013 11:11 AM

    Toronto: Less than a week after its release, the Tamil version of controversial political thriller 'Madras Cafe' was pulled from two theatres here due to protests and poor ratings. The movie, which was released across the world on Friday, is based on the Sri Lankan civil war and also shows...
  • What makes John a better producer than an actor 27-08-2013 10:34 AM

    New Delhi: He has never been considered as a good actor but in a new role John Abraham is suddenly getting recognition and respect that was long due. As the producer of the recently released 'Madras Cafe', John has been able to give a befitting reply to his critics and...
  • 'Madras Cafe' earnings have skyrocketed, says John Abraham 27-08-2013 10:05 AM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham is thrilled by the box office collection of his second production venture 'Madras Cafe'. He thanked everyone for "putting faith in my vision for cinema to get progressive". The audience and even fellow filmmakers have described the film, which is about the civil war in Sri...