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


Spoilers ahead…


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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