A biopic of Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is back in the works according to an announcement made by Kollywood actor Bobby Simha last week.
The actor told his fans on social media that the film titled “Seerum Puli” - 'Raging Tiger', in which Simha would play the lead role could be expected for release soon. It is expected to chronicle the early life of Prabhakaran and chart his rise as a liberation fighter.
The film’s first look was revealed in 2018 on the occasion of the LTTE leader’s 64th birth anniversary. The biopic is written and directed by Venkatesh Kumar G, who has previous successes under his belt with “Lightman” and “The Beautiful Eye”. His previous venture, “Neelam” is a portrayal of the rise of armed Tamil liberation groups. Neelam was banned and refused clearing by the Censor Board of India with reasons that it contained references to the armed struggle for an independent state and therefore risked spoiling ties with Sri Lanka. The director has previously mentioned that Seerum Puli was inspired from the censorship battles faced by Neelam.