Does Madras Cafe show LTTE leader Prabhakaran?

  • Madras Cafe

    John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri star in Shoojit Sircaar's Madras Cafe. The film journeys with John (Indian intelligence agent ) into a war torn coastal ...

  • John Abraham

    Shoojit Sircaar has directed John Abraham-starrer Madras Cafe.

  • John Abraham, Madras Cafe

    John Abraham in Shoojit Sircaar's Madras Cafe.

  • John Abraham, Madras Café

    John Abraham plays an Indian intelligence agent in Madras Café.

  • Nargis Fakhri

    Nargis Fakhri in a still from Madras Cafe.

  • John Abraham

    John Abraham in a still from Madras Cafe.

Even as Tamil outfit Naam Thamizhar continues its protest against John Abraham’s Madras Cafe, alleging that it shows the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) in bad light, the makers insist that their film neither takes sides, nor calls anyone a terrorist.

However, a new still of the movie may just have spilled the beans on the depiction of the LTTE in the film. The still of Tamil actor Ajay Ratnam bears a close resemblance to late LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. Ratnam, who plays a character named Anna in the film, is seen in a uniform similar to what Prabhakaran used to wear. He is also sporting a moustache, just like the LTTE leader.

Prabhakaran (left) and Ajay Ratnam (right)

When we asked the film’s director, Shoojit Sircar, about the resemblance, he said, “Madras Cafe is a work of fiction and I request all not to speculate.” When we asked him if the film depicts the LTTE, he dodged the question saying, “The film is about the civil war in Sri Lanka in the 90s.”

While Abraham plays an intelligence agent in the film, Nargis Fakhri plays a journalist.

 

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