If Madras Cafe was a book, it would've been unputdownable. This political thriller rolls faster than you can imagine, packed with so much information, barely leaving time for distractions.
Unlike film-makers today who spend time glorifying characters, Shoojit Sircar (who also gave us Yahaan and Vicky Donor) focuses on telling a story. Madras Cafe is a thrilling account of
events, fact and fictitious, that lead up to the assassination of our ex Prime Minister. Despite the knowingly inevitable climax, the film has you enrapt. Picking a politically sensitive subject needs guts and to be able to make it so well is in itself an accomplishment.
If your grouse is with Bollywood producing more senseless than sensible cinema, Madras Cafe should provide a temporary fix. And with so much time and effort visibly having gone into it, it's a must watch!