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MADRAS CAFE [Tamil version]

MADRAS CAFE <span>[Tamil version]</span> artwork

MADRAS CAFE [Tamil version]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 130m 39s

Release date 23/08/2013

Ratings Info Contains strong violence and injury detail

Genre(s) Action, Drama

Director(s) Shoojit Sircar

Cast includes John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Rashi Khanna, Ajay Ratnam

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 13/08/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MADRAS CAFE is a Tamil language version of a Hindi drama with English subtitles, set against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan civil war, in which an Indian army intelligence officer uncovers a conspiracy.


This is a sombre drama and the violence is depicted realistically, with a strong emotional impact. In the opening scene people are forced off a bus and made to kneel in a field as they are massacred. Blood spurts are seen as several of them are shot in the back, and in a more distant image a little girl is shot too as she tries to run away. Several executions are shown, including a man tied to a post, his body juddering under fire with lots of blood as he is killed.

Other issues include mild bad language, including 'bloody' and 'bullshit', and a scene where a man and woman are shown kissing on a bed in a hotel room. It is implied that they go on to have sex, but this is not shown.


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