India Masala

Madras Cafe: An intelligence failure

August 23, 2013

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After last year’s clever and heart-warming comedy “Vicky Donor”, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar switches genres with “Madras Cafe”, a thriller about the Sri Lankan conflict, India’s role in the civil war, and the repercussions of that war on India’s politics and history.

Vicky Donor: Sperm donation can be funny

April 20, 2012

You have to hand it to Shoojit Sircar and Juhi Chaturvedi — the duo have made a Bollywood film about a topic like sperm donation without a double entendre. This also speaks volumes about Chaturvedi’s skill (she wrote story, screenplay and dialogue), because ‘Vicky Donor” is hands down the funniest film of the year so far.