Madras Cafe

Synopsis: An Indian Intelligence agent (portrayed by John Abraham)[9] journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs, amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face and the only counsel is 'Don't get caught.' At various junctions, he meets a charismatic and passionate journalist (portrayed by Nargis Fakhri) who is following her will to reflect the truth behind the civil war. The story unfolds as their quest for the truth reveals a deeper conspiracy, by a faceless enemy, united to seize a common nemesis - India.
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Director(s): Shoojit Sircar
Production: Viva Entertainment
  12 wins & 15 nominations.
130 min


Get them out!

All Tamils get out!

Leave me! Leave us! No! I won't go!

'Breaking news.'

'Sri Lankan president

has been assassinated.'

'The killing was carried

out using a human bomb.'

'According to the local

police this incident took place..'

'..when he was coming out

of Colombo's Army Headquarters.'

'It is being alleged that

the LTF could be behind this.'

'After this incident it is possible that

peace attempts will get deferred.'

'And the situation there

could get tense again.'


I want to say everything.

The truth"

I cannot carry..

"this burden anymore.

You've been drinking again.

I've told you.

whatever is bothering you,

share it

You will feel lighter.

Otherwise, go home.




Can I talk about such

things before your God?

Yes, You can.

The last witness.

They killed him as well.

It was a game.

A conspiracy.

Who are you?

It's been three years since

you've been coming here...

And What's this conspiracy

that you are talking of?

What wrong did our

Prime Minister do?

Why did we let him die?


We could've saved

our prime minister.

What do you know?

'I was there, Father.'

'It was the darkest phase

in the history of Sri Lanka.'

'The clashes between the

largest ethic group Sinhalese.'

'..and the minority Tamils..

...had was going through

its worst crisis.'

'This ethic violence claimed thousands

of Tamilian civilian lives...'


'The supply of basic

necessities like food..'


'Everything was stopped.'

'A lot of families were destroyed.'

'And thus thousands of Tamilian

youth turned rebellious..'

'And joined the LTF leader Anna.'

Long Live Eelam

Long Live Eelam

'Anna refused to surrender

before the Sri Lankan forces.'

'And raised the demand

for a separate Tamil state.'

'And thus began,

the endless killings.'

'These bloodbath made

many Tamils lose their homes.'

'And they sought refuge in India.'

'Indian government

expressed its concern..

...and decided to intervene.'

Peace Accord is an important

political decision.

I will be going ahead with it.

We will be signing

the Peace Accord tomorrow.

To make sure that no inhumane

activity takes place..

..during the Provincial

Council Elections.

"I've decided to send

a peace force to the island.

'Prime Minister signed

the historical Peace Accord".

...with the Sri Lankan

President today.'

'He also declared the

Provincial Council Elections..'

'So that once again there is

peace and normalcy in the island.'

'The first group

of the peace force.. '

'..reached there with an intention

of making the rebels surrender arms.'

'In the hope that peace

and normalcy returns.'

'But Anna rejected

the Peace Accord.'

'19 LTF cadres committed

suicide in Sri Lankan custody.'

'And Anna blamed lndia..

...and Sri Lanka for it.'

'He said that this peace accord

is not in the favor of the Tamils.'

'He feared that if

they surrendered arms..'

'..then once the

peace force leaves.'

'..all the Tamils in

the island will be killed.'


'He was not ready to negotiate.'

This is going to be a long war.

'Indian Army launched

an operation to capture Anna.'

'But our soldiers got killed . '

' since Anna was

already in the know of..

..our operational

details and intels

'And from here on,

began a gruesome guerilla war..'

'..between Anna

and the peace force.'

Our soldiers are getting killed.

Operation details

are getting leaked.

RD, I hope you are aware

of what your boys are up to.

But we had warned you,

not to send the forces.

But it was your General

who assured the PM..

..that we'll disarm

them in 72 hours.

And here we are, after one year.

If this continues,

we're sure to get embarrassed.

PM needs is answerable

to the people.

Mr. Cabinet Secretary, we are not

fighting with a traditional army.

This is a locally

entrenched guerilla force.

We just can't make out who's

a militant and who's a civilian!

We don't even have proper maps!

But yes, if they attack us,

we will retaliate.

This shouldn't become

another Vietnam for us.

How much more can

we embarrass the PM?


The fact is,

Anna doesn't trust us anymore.

And Perhaps we ourselves are

responsible for creating this situation

If we loosen the grip any further" will be a golden opportunity for

the west to get inside the island.

And this is already happening

Guruji all of a sudden

going to Singapore..

..with Murthy for

a spiritual tour..

ls it a coincidence?

So, Mr. Murthy, wish to be the

lord of the largest democracy?

I've always been saying..

..that there's a conspiracy

to overthrow the government.

One thing is clear now.

Only military action won't suffice.

All these are clear cut signs.

Overt operations

won't be enough now.

RD, get all the covert ops ready.

This Peace Accord needs to succeed,

at any cost.

That's all. Good luck.



Enough of these discussions.

Media is asking a lot of questions.

You'll have to intervene.

I'm ready.. use all the

intelligence at my disposal.

But who are we really fighting?

You, too, need to understand.

The situation is very sensitive.

Anna won't surrender arms.

He is adamant.

And others are waiting

to jump in to win his trust.

We will lose the island.

And that will be a serious

national threat for us.

Now is not the time

to go by the book.

The time to question"

..what is legitimate

and what is not, is over.

You know very well what

needs to be done with Anna.

Send in your best men.

We need to form a Provincial

Council there, before Diwali.

Swarup, get me Major Vikram.

I want him in Delhi

in the next 24 hours.


Ruby, I need to go.

Otherwise, you know.. - Look,

I know, I am an army wife.

And I need to hold

my head high and all that.

And I will.

But it's been four years.

And I just keep missing you.

How do I stay normal?

Don't worry.

Everything will be normal soon.

Oh yes, and avoid all these news.

And take care of yourself.

If you are so concerned

about me then don't go.

Six months, at least.

Till I hold you again, like this.

So, what's happening?

Bala has been informed.

Jaffna safe house

has been activated.


Still as restless as ever?

Old habits die hard, sir.


Swaru p.

Additional director.

Of course, I remember, sir.

I had met you briefly

during the Mizoram operation.

Good memory.


Anyway, talking about work..

Do you know anything

about lndo-Lankan situation?

I've done my homework, sir.

You know nothing.

You'll be solely responsible for all

covert operations of RAW in Jaffna.


PM is concerned about

the situation there.

His clear agenda is to execute

Provincial Elections successfully

The Small militant groups

there have surrendered.

But The most powerful group,

the most ferocious one, LTF..

is still resistant.

Do we have a strategy, sir?

Step one:
Break LTF.

The most likely candidate

for that:

He's Anna's Man Friday.

Very loyal.

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