Kittu’s ‘Methagu’, a part-biopic of Velupillai Prabhakaran, has its moments, but it should have been more dramatic, more powerful

Posted on July 8, 2021

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Methagu is the biopic of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the late LTTE chief. Now, how do you make a film about a complex and controversial man like him? One way is to make a series out of it, so you can depict the entire person without leaving anything out. Or you could take a slice out of his life, like in The Motorcycle Diaries where a youngster takes a trip across South America before his experiences transform him into Che Guevara. Methagu which means ‘his excellency’, an eminent personality, follows this approach. 

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