Madras Cafe to release on August 23rd

With Satyagraha now scheduled to hit screens on August 30, director Shoojit Sircar and producer John Abraham have decided to release their upcoming film Madras Cafe on August 23.

The decision to prepone the film didn’t come as a surprise, as September is jam-packed with movie releases and August 23rd was the only available date for Madras Cafe if a clash with Satyagraha was to be averted.

From the makers of Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe is an Indian political thriller. John Abraham plays the character of an Indian intelligence agent, while Nargis Fakhri (of Rockstar fame) plays a journalist. The film also deals with terrorism.

The shooting schedule of the film was wrapped up in March and the post-production work is almost complete.

The first trailer of Madras Cafe is likely to be released in the first week of July. Stay tuned to Indicine for all the updates.



  • Good decision from John. Now all SRK and Akki fans will say John is not a big star and so his movie wont affect CE or OUATIM

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  • Tough to beat CE as there is hype. But I hope John’s film.give tough competition to not so impressive OUATIMD. John will get another hit after SAW.

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  • Madras Cafe will definitely be much better than Chennai Express.
    It may even beat CE at the BoxOffice.

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  • LOL Madras Cafe to OUATIMD is like Shirin Farhad ki toh nikal padi to ETT.absolutely no competition.
    still 2 open weeks for OUATIMD.

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  • Chennai Express will be sureshot disaster now.
    People will save their money and watch three class movies back to back:
    OUTIMD – Madras Cafe – Satyagraha
    Audience are bored of masala movies now.

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  • See i have due respect for John Abrahim but releasing Madrass Cafe on 23rd would literaly KILL movies chance to put up gud numbers at the Box Office……OUATIM 2 Gonna rip all records apart…..100Cr 1st Week…..45 Cr Second Week….15 Cr Third Week….7 Crs rest of the Weeks…..Total-167Crs………..All Time Blockbuster…….Madrass Cafe-29Cr First Week…….9 Cr Second Week…..4 Crs Rest of the Weeks…….Total -42-45 Crores…..Still an Above Average Grosser maybe a Hit Too

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