In an industry characterised by cut-throat competition, praising each other is not common. But one of Bollywood's leading filmmakers Karan Johar breaks the norm and showers praise on "Madras Cafe" and its lead actor and co-producer John Abraham, calling him a "new-age producer of our times".
"Madras Cafe", which released Aug 23, is actor John's second project as a producer. His first, the inimitable "Vicky Donor", was a sleeper hit, and "Madras Cafe" is fast turning out to be one of the best political thrillers that Hindi cinema has produced over the years.
Karan took to Twitter to share his views on the movie.
"'Madras Cafe' is intelligent, well-intentioned, spectacularly shot and edge-of-the-seat! A proud film in every department! Superb," he posted.
"John Abraham emerging as the new-age producer of our times. His brand value takes a giant leap," added Karan.
Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the film is based on the Sri Lankan civil war.
Controversies prior to the release of the film in Tamil Nadu did not deter audiences in other parts of the country from watching the film, which features John as a RAW agent and Nargis Fakhri as a war correspondent.