Madras Cafe

  • Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was honoured at the Sera Bangali 2014 July 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was honoured at the Sera Bangali 2014 event here with the best director award. Sircar, who has directed films like "Vicky Donor" and "Madras Cafe", was presented the award here July 27. Soon after the ceremony, his Twitter page was flooded with wishes. Actors like Ayushmann Khurrana and...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Kamaljeet Negi's work in 'Madras Cafe' get Best Cinematography April 23, 2014

    Kamaljit Negi's grim and striking visuals in Shoojit Sircar's 'Madras Café' has got the nod of the readers in Best Cinematography category. 'Madras Cafe' got 28.79% votes while Mahendra Shetty's work in 'Lootera' was a close second with 25.76% votes. John Abraham and Shoojit Sircar decided to make a...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' voted the best film of 2013 April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: What makes a film popular with the viewers and critics alike? Besides a strong script, a good film shouldn't just be interesting, but also have endearing characters. And if the viewers manage to empathize and care about the difficulties the characters face all through their cinematic journey, the...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' leads the race for Best Film February 5, 2014

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

    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 January 25, 2014

    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 January 25, 2014

    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 January 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Writerdirector 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 truelife inspired story after a gap of...
  • e Lounge: Stars at the red carpet for the 20th Annual screen awards January 16, 2014

    The 20th annual Screen awards turned out to be a starstudded 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... January 14, 2014

    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 January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After 'Madras Cafe', director Shoojit Sircar is making another period film with John Abraham by telling the centuryold 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 been...
  • I really would like to be vegan but I love cheese cake: Nargis Fakhri January 5, 2014

    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' actress...
  • Aamir Khan to Shah Rukh Khan: Top 10 achievers of Bollywood in 2013 December 30, 2013

    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 December 30, 2013

    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 December 30, 2013

    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 November 25, 2013

    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 smallbudget films that intend to both entertain and inform. He has so far made just four films and only three of them have been released. If...
  • One should experience everything: Nargis Fakhri on bikini shots November 15, 2013

    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 34yearold 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 November 13, 2013

    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 that...
  • 'Madras Cafe' is not an honest film: Sri Lankan filmmaker November 13, 2013

    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')... doesn't touch...
  • Sportspersons are my fitness role models: John Abraham November 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorproducer 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 a...
  • Being in the producer's seat is more comfortable: Shoojit Sircar October 30, 2013

    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 is...
  • We all are dream chasers, says Irrfan October 4, 2013

    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 coproduced the critically...
  • Shoojit and I are planning to make a film on football: John Abraham September 28, 2013

    Mumbai: After winning critical acclaim for his last release, 'Madras Cafe', based on the Sri Lankan civil war, actorproducer 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 September 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorproducer 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 wildlife,...
  • John Abraham: Bollywood has no stories to tell September 22, 2013

    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 told...
  • Ayushmann Khurrana: I'm not in a mad rush to sign films September 7, 2013

    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' says though...
  • South weekly wrap: Yeddyurappa worried as BJP woos him back September 7, 2013

    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 September 2, 2013

    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 August 31, 2013

    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 16. The...
  • Farhan Akhtar: Censor Board must stand up for filmmakers August 29, 2013

    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 from...