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MADRAS CAFE [Hindi version]

MADRAS CAFE <span>[Hindi version]</span> artwork

MADRAS CAFE [Hindi version]

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 130m 39s

Release date 23/08/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong violence and injury detail

Genre(s) Action, Drama

Director(s) Shoojit Sircar

Cast includes John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Rashi Khanna, Ajay Ratnam

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 13/08/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MADRAS CAFE is Hindi language drama with English subtitles, set against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan civil war, in which an Indian army intelligence officer uncovers a conspiracy. It is rated 15 for strong violence and injury detail.

This is a sombre drama and the violence is depicted realistically, with a strong emotional impact. In the opening scene people are forced off a bus and made to kneel in a field as they are massacred. Blood spurts are seen as several of them are shot in the back, and in a more distant image a little girl is shot too as she tries to run away. Several executions are shown, including a man tied to a post, his body juddering under fire with lots of blood as he is killed.

Other issues include mild bad language, in both Hindi and in the English subtitles ('saala' and 'bullshit'), and a scene where a man and woman are shown kissing on a bed in a hotel room. It is implied that they go on to have sex, but this is not shown.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.


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