The film witnessed a lot of anti-sloganeering in Tamil Nadu, especially in Chennai, alleging that it showed Tamils in a negative light and that LTTE was portrayed as a terrorist group.
However, minting approximately Rs 20 crore in three days, the film proved everyone wrong. It not only managed to impress the audience, but also had a block buster beginning."
'Madras Cafe' collected approximately Rs 20.42 crore to Rs 20.67 crore net in its opening weekend. On Friday, it earned Rs 5.17 crore, Saturday Rs 7 crore and on Sunday Rs 8.25 crore to Rs 8.50 crore," said Taran Adarsh, trade analyst.
Co-produced by John Abraham and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, the film stars John Abraham in the lead, with co-stars Nargis Fakiri and Raashi Khanna.