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‘Madras Café’ banned in Tamil Nadu today

23 August 2013 02:57 am - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


John Abraham starrer and Soojit Sarkar’s directed ‘Madras Cafeé’ faces the heat of the Tamil Nadu students, activists and political parties. The film will see the light of the day today in every part of India except Tamil Nadu. The film is banned in Tamil Nadu for showing the LTTE group in bad light.

The spy thriller would not be screened in the state, reported by a spokesperson of the Tamil Nadu Film Exhibitors Association told PTI tonight.

"The film will not be released in Tamil Nadu," was the mysterious remark by the spokesperson. The decision has been unanimously taken by the several pro-Tamil groups and political parties, including BJP. The film shows John playing a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent in Sri Lanka during the war between the island government and LTTE in late 1980s and early 90s.

The pro-Tamil group demanded delete of some objectionable scenes but the leading actor of the film John refused to do so. He claimed that if censor board has not objection in any scene of the film then why should he delete those scenes.

In a statement in Mumbai yesterday, he said, "I would like to urge all of Chennai to support 'Madras Cafe' as a film and allow it to release (as per schedule). It is a credible film made with a lot of heart and gives audiences something novel to be entertained about, vouching and encouraging cinema."

Despite, arranging a special screening of the film for the protesters by John Abraham their fury did not die down and they continued their protest against the screening of the film. Theatres owners could predict the faith of the film beforehand in Tamil Nadu and hence they did not open for advance booking.
‘Madras Café’ is the third film in a row to face a ban in Tamil Nadu this year. Earlier, Kamal Hassan’s ‘Vishwaroopam’ and Vijay’s 'Thalaivaa' were objected to be released in the state. (Source: Bollywood Mantra)

  Comments - 27

  • jacoob Friday, 23 August 2013 06:02 AM

    Nicky, have you had your days quota of banaana .. lokks like you are not !

    R Abel Monday, 26 August 2013 04:14 AM

    Best way to promote movies/ Books

    gOBBAYA Saturday, 24 August 2013 03:04 AM

    They are Some uneducated humans beignes on the planet.

    xlntgson Saturday, 24 August 2013 02:01 AM

    Pirates thrive!

    Maxi Friday, 23 August 2013 10:52 PM

    My question for all Tamils of Tamil Nadu.
    Which is your first choice; are you a patriot INDIAN or a Tamil. Please tell me which comes FIRST, don't say we are both. ( you people don't care for your former PM blown to pieces by a Tamil of another nation - so what do you call yourself. )

    NISH Friday, 23 August 2013 10:10 PM can anyone make a film about TN, they might ban that also bloody fools in that part he he...

    Russel Friday, 23 August 2013 06:17 PM

    becouse of this movie dont have any songs and dance thats why they dont want, i heard in tn people throw things to screen when hero get beating,

    seneka Friday, 23 August 2013 10:28 AM

    credible film? have you seen it. It has not been released yet.

    seneka Friday, 23 August 2013 10:26 AM

    in which case please explain why was the sl govt. intially reluctant to release Vishwaroopam

    seneka Friday, 23 August 2013 10:26 AM

    the kind of people that don't live in srilanka

    U.K.Silva Friday, 23 August 2013 10:22 AM

    Indoctrination & regimentation in police state of Tamil nadu

    Sri Friday, 23 August 2013 08:43 AM

    They accept democracy

    ANTON Friday, 23 August 2013 07:36 AM

    KOTIYAA !!!!

    ss Friday, 23 August 2013 07:36 AM

    Tell loudly as India thinks that Srilanka is friend!

    Sinhaya Friday, 23 August 2013 03:18 AM

    Well Done Tamil Nadu...

    aarsu Friday, 23 August 2013 05:54 AM

    absolutely correct, always truth is bitter because what Sri lankan governments have been doing since 1948 to so far. not only for Tamils, for all minority in SL. please remove your racist glass then u can see what is real.

    lal Friday, 23 August 2013 05:54 AM

    Nothing can possibly become worse than now in TN, the squalid, filty hell hole that is. Jaya and Karu will make a fortune now by selling videos of Madras Cafe in the black market.

    MAGODIS Friday, 23 August 2013 05:49 AM

    And it will be banned in Sri Lanka

    ind Friday, 23 August 2013 05:43 AM

    That shows the utter foolishness, nothing else !

    manoj Friday, 23 August 2013 05:37 AM

    We should actively engage with tamilnadu scum..Tamilnadu is enemy..

    SAM_SPARROW Friday, 23 August 2013 12:00 AM

    It shows the unity of Tamil Nadu and the people's power. Good job guys. via DM Android App

    Seriously Friday, 23 August 2013 04:40 AM

    If TN becomes a separate state, it will be disaster to the world - they will be worse dictators than what they blame our government to be (not white washing our dictators here)

    nalaka Friday, 23 August 2013 04:38 AM

    According to TN LTTE was not a terrorist group but a social service that helped to reduce the population of sri lanka through bombs

    reader Friday, 23 August 2013 04:15 AM

    Shows the disgusting state of politics Tamil Nadu - a credible film, depicting the true nature of the terrorist group is not accepted, whereas if it showed LTTE as the 'liberator' it would be hailed with glory! stupidity above all!! All we can do is sympathize.

    nicky karunarathna Friday, 23 August 2013 03:51 AM

    The truth is bitter. The absolute truth is very bitter. This racist Tamil Nadu Tamil bigots with ultra-racist attitude with megalomaniac inferior complex will never grow up to become wholesome human beings for another 5000 years. I will bet my bottom dollar.

    Goofy Friday, 23 August 2013 03:36 AM

    The power of the people. This is lacking in Sri Lanka due to the poor leadership of the opposition.

    LonwaboTsotsobe Friday, 23 August 2013 03:33 AM

    lol it's hard to understand what kind of people live in TN

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