When it's a nod from the censor board, it's huge relief for any filmmaker. Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar is relieved after his Madras Cafe got a clearance from the censor board with a U/A certificate.
Madras Cafe is a political-thriller which deals with terrorism and civil war and was reportedly shot in Sri Lanka and India. The film has a lot of action sequences. "Madras Cafe, which has so much of action has got a clean nod from the censors and has got a U/A certificate," said the director.
Sircar also expressed about his worry during the shoot of his previous film Vicky Donor. He said, "When I was making Vicky Donor, I was very worried about the censors. I thought, it's a film that deals with sperms, which will get it an A-certificate, but thank god things went well."
Vicky Donor was John Abraham's first production venture. It released with a U/A certificate and the audiences liked the film so much that the Rs.5 crore project earned Rs.45 crore at the box office. "The film didn't look vulgar and sent across the message perfectly," said Sircar about Vicky Donor.
Talking about his upcoming film Madras Cafe, the director said, "I would request the audience not to leave their brains at home. Get your brains and do a bit of research before you come to watch the film."
Madras Cafe features John Abraham and Nargis Fakhiri in the lead roles. It is set to release on August 23 this year.