A Bollywod thriller on SL war to be released in Aug

2013-07-13 08:26:11

'Madras Cafe' - a Bollywood spy thriller based on the civil war that ravaged Northern Sri Lanka is set to be released on August 23.

The movie, directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by John Abraham recreates the infamous civil war in Sri Lanka, where Abraham portrays the role of a RAW agent on a covert mission in Jaffna, backed by Indian forces. Also starring is Nargis Fakhri, who plays the role of an international journalist. Sri Lankan beauty queen turned Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is also said to play a lead role in the movie.

The film had been earlier titled Jaffna and is said to touch upon some sensitive issues. It had been shot in Sri Lanka as well as in Malaysia, Thailand and the South Indian city of Chennai. (PTI/IndiaWest)

  Comments - 21

  • Thilina Saturday, 13 July 2013 00:00

    insane! what crap! now are they trying to say that good for nothing Indian raw settled the war here! pathetic via DM Android App

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    Suq Madique Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:44

    RAW and the LTTE will be portrayed as heros and the SLA as villians because thats what will sell in India.

    Reply : 40       43

    BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 13 July 2013 15:16

    But isnt that the truth?

    42       40

    Jayanath Saturday, 13 July 2013 00:00

    was there a civil war in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan media shoild be more resposible when choosing words. whole world is trying to apply civil lable to the greatest win against terrorism. Using civilcword in local media a support for them. PLEASE BE AWARE. via DM Android App

    Reply : 41       40

    niz Saturday, 13 July 2013 00:00

    why don't you realize there was a void of 3 years in the North when Premadasa fought JVP in the south? via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       9

    shihan Saturday, 13 July 2013 08:40

    As usual........
    Most of the parts in the film will be censored or rather the film will be banned..........

    Reply : 5       28

    AJ-DXB Saturday, 13 July 2013 08:41

    BBS to respond

    Reply : 23       15

    Jay Saturday, 13 July 2013 08:58

    Another international conspiracy? BBS, Ravana, get ready for another round of protests!

    Reply : 17       24

    areef Saturday, 13 July 2013 09:22

    Show it in Sri-Lanka first.

    Reply : 13       22

    kumaraya Saturday, 13 July 2013 18:49

    This should be banned! It was the RAW and Indira Gandhi who set the stage for the rise of the LTTE and the terror movement. Now, the Indians are making money from that, and we just sit by!!

    Reply : 11       18

    HK Saturday, 13 July 2013 09:43

    BBS how they can make a film !! We can't hear you guys ! Where you all ?still near clothing shops or any prayers area !

    Reply : 11       38

    sanaboy Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:14

    Hey Aj and Hk ....I think both of u against recent activities of BBS. Friends, there are other entities in Sri lanka should response to these type of problems..Unfortunately they are still sleeping... If they are active on these type of problems, we dont want BBS any more... understand the reality.

    Reply : 8       14

    sobers Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:42

    They should have given a role for Mervyn Silva, of course as a comedian

    Reply : 3       39

    Grace Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:45

    Why can not they produce a film on what happened in Punjab and what is happening in Kashmir and the ongoing clashes among castes in Tamil Nadu.

    Reply : 31       23

    Ane Anichan Saturday, 13 July 2013 11:52

    Is Ms Jeyalalitha also playing role in this film?

    Reply : 15       27

    PRASANNAJIT Saturday, 13 July 2013 15:26

    Why everybody commenting without even seeing the film. Typical srilankan way.

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    Mr. B. Wijeyasingha Saturday, 13 July 2013 19:58

    Bollywood is not exactly the most objective source of material. Her movies contain about 13 song and dance sequences and the same old love story. I believe "madras Cafe" by it's title alone is favoring the Tamils. How about "The Sri Lankan war" or something that pertains to Sri Lanka. Why is Madras even part of the name of the movie? I can see it now, actresses running around trees singing shrilly while RAW agents chase them in some love scene with the background of Tamil Tigers blowing up the Dalada Maligawa. A good name would be "Splitting the teardrop"

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    Raja Sunday, 14 July 2013 13:07

    This is hilarious... we haven't even seen the movie yet... but look at the comments of all these pundits... what's wrong in producing a movie about the war... as you can see even Jacqueline is also playing a lead role... don't try to be smart by expressing your foolishness... this is a free world... look at the number of movies produced about the wars done by USA... no one goes against them... in fact they dnt even care about them... we should stop this tomfoolery and behave like sensible people...

    Reply : 1       16

    Sujan Monday, 15 July 2013 07:10

    No one has seen the movie yet isn't it? I am amazed how ppl jump to conlusions so fast :)

    Reply : 1       4

    ramesh Monday, 15 July 2013 12:51

    will it end up like another "flying fish"

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