Madras Cafe’s Tamil version releases only in Andhra Pradesh

Though the Tamil version of Madras Cafe has got go ahead from the Censor Board, the film was released only in Andhra Pradesh and not in Tamil Nadu

Though Madras Cafe has been receiving rave reviews, it has been in trouble with protests over its release in Tamil Nadu. The film’s Tamil version took time to be censored as the makers decided to do a Tamil version a little late. Director Shoojit Sircar says, ” the Tamil Madras Cafe was submitted late. Never mind. The CBFC (Censorboard Of Film Certification) has cleared the Tamil version without any cuts with a ‘UA’ certificate. That means the Tamil Nadu authorities find nothing objectionable in the film. So the protesters in Tamil Nadu are now treading on thin ice. Those in Tamil Nadu who have seen the Hindi version of Madras Cafe say there is nothing objectionable in it.”

Ajit Andhare, COO of Viacom 18, the co-producers of Madras Cafe said, “Given the threats and protests it is unlikely that we’ll be able to release the Tamil version of Madras Cafe in the near future. The theatre chains in Tamil Nadu feel it is risky to play it. So we are releasing the Tamil version in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.”