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Total Votes: 168
Release Date 23 August, 2013
Budget ₹34 crores
Box Office India ₹44 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹67 crores
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The story of Vikram Singh, a spy who in 1991 becomes in entangled in the Sri Lankan Civil War. Through a British journalist, Vikram learns of a plot by Tamil resistance fighters to assassinate former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹5.09 crores
First Weekend₹20.54 crores
First Week₹32.78 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹44 crores
Worldwide Gross₹67 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹102.52 (
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹156.11 (
) crores

Movie Reception

Madras Cafe opened well and earned around Rs. 5 crores on its first day. Due to the positive critics' review and word of mouth, it witnessed an excellent growth and crossed Rs. 20 crores mark over the first weekend. The stronghold of the film on the weekdays ensured a total of Rs. 32 crores in the first week.

It remained strong in the second week and collected Rs. 44 crores in its lifetime. The overseas earning of the film crossed Rs. 20 crores which ensured a worldwide total of Rs. 67 crores in its lifetime. It turned out to be one of the best Hindi films of all time.

Full Cast & Characters

John AbrahamMajor Vikram Singh
Nargis FakhriJaya Sahni
Rashi KhannaRuby Singh
Siddhartha BasuRobin Dutt(RD), RAW Chief
Ajay RathnamAnna Bhaskaran
Prakash BelawadiBala, Major Vikram Singh's superior in Jaffna
Tinu MenacheryTamil rebel
Agnello DiasSri Lankan minister
Piyush Pandeythe Cabinet Secretary of India
Dibanga formal Intelligence Officer
Leena Maria PaulTamil Rebel

Fun Facts & Triva

  • This film is set during the times of former Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi's assassination.
  • It is a debut Hindi film of Rashi Kanna.
  • Nargis Fakhri didn't use any voice artists for her dialogues. She spoke all her lines by herself despite having a poor command of the Hindi language.

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