John Abraham urges Chennai to support ‘Madras Café’


After the Tamil activist group ‘Naam Tamizhar’ has announced to ban ‘Madras Cafeé’, citing the movie as ‘anti Tamil’, actor and producer, John Abraham has requested people of Chennai to support his movie.

“I would like to urge all of Chennai to support 'Madras Cafe' as a film and release it as it is a credible film made with a lot of heart and it gives audiences something novel to be entertained about.” John said in a statement.

Supporting the activist group ‘Naam Tamizhar’ is also the political party MDMK, who wants a ban on the movie. According to these activist groups, the movie portrays LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelem) in a bad light.

‘Madras Café’ is a Hindi spy movie which is based on the political situation between Sri Lanka and India during 90’s. It also deals with the Sri Lankan civil war. The movie is directed by Shoojit Sircar and the lead casts of the movie are John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri. John has played the role of an Indian Army Officer who is selected by RAW to be sent on a mission as a spy to Sri Lanka. Nargis plays the role of an International correspondent. The movie is shot in India, Sri Lanka, London, Malaysia and Thailand. The movie has a budget of Rs 350 million and is scheduled to be released on 23rd August.

The music of the movie is given by Shantanu Moitra and includes eight tracks.

John Abraham is trying to promote his movie in various parts of India. He said, “If someone wants to take a political mileage out of it, I can't stop that. A lot of research has gone into the making of the film and it is unbiased. We have not taken any sides.”

He also said, “We will make such films in future as well, and I don’t see any problems with such films.” He then added, “I am allowed to exercise freedom of speech as it is a democratic country.”

The director of the movie, Shoojit Sircar said, “I am happy that the Censor Board has passed our film without any cuts giving it a U/A certificate. This is a very special film for us and I am glad the audiences will get to experience this political thriller soon.”

John said, “It is an honest and credible film, and we hope it runs on word of mouth.”