"One Man’s Terrorist is another man’s revolutionist"
Whenever I watch a fast paced political thriller it reminds me of the Bourne movies. The Bourne trilogy has really pioneered in the way these espionage films are to be made and truly I am happy to watch an Indian Political thriller to follow the same footsteps. The latest offering from Shoojit Sircar, Madras Cafe is an incredibly well paced and well written thriller which starts of a ridiculous note but really picks it up from there on.
Making a Political film in an Indian context is a herculean task and hats off to Shoojit for choosing such a bold and interesting theme. It has everything that an engaging thriller should have. To speak of some, the pace never really slackens creating such an intriguing finale, the plot is interesting and Shoojit’s direction is top notch, while the acting department has nothing special to add to, Siddartha Basu impresses in a debut performance.
Now not everything about Madras Cafe is impressive. As usual it is too painful to watch John putting up the same troubled expression throughout the film and honestly it did not feel that patriotic at the end. Now as stated earlier it felt ridiculous to watch Vikram Singh in his turmoil state caused by the assassination while the death of his wife did not feel that painful to him and it felt really naive the way the story started in a church.
Despite all these minor shortcomings, Madras Cafe entertains me with its honest approach. It is a very impressive effort by the director from Vicky Donor. Amidst our celebrated mediocre directors Shoojit Sircar is evolving as a real promising film maker and kudos to him for choosing such an interesting subject. This film really worth’s a watch, don’t miss it.