John Abraham-Nargis Fakhri starrer Madras Cafe, directed by Shoojit Sircar has been nominated for National awards. Ever since its release on August 23rd 2013, Sircar has been receiving accolades for his honest and genuine attempt in showcasing the real political events associated with the Sri Lankan civil war and the ideas of a rebel group.
In an interesting development, Shoojit Sircar's Madras Cafe has been nominated for National awards. Now it remains to be seen if the film is able to hold its ground against other films nominated for this category.
Though the film had impressed most of the Indian critics, it did only average business at the box office. Featuring John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri in the leads, Madras Cafe is a serious saga, set against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan civil war. Madras Cafe is strong, gritty, explosive and sombre, that throws light on the brutal killings of the innocent Sri Lankan Tamils, in the late 80s and early 90s.
Speaking about the film, John Abraham had said, "Madras Cafe brings us closer to what changed the political history of India." Sircar had added, "The film is a work of fiction, but it is based on research into real events, it has a resemblance to actual political events, dealing with civil war and the ideology of a rebel group."