It’s hot off the presses and you’ve heard it right! Actor Vijay Sethupathi is all set to take on another challenging role and this time it is a biopic of none other than Srilankan spin legend Muthiah Muralidaran. The film titled 800, referring to the world record number of wickets by the champion bowler, will be directed by MS Sripathy and will be made in Tamil with subtitles in all prominent regional languages including Sinhalese. What can we expect from this exciting collaboration? Here are the deets.
A tale of unorthodoxy, ethnicity and genius! #800MotionPoster is out now – https://t.co/VOHs7kAcgv @VijaySethuOffl #MuthiahMuralidaran #MuralidaranBiopic @movietrainmp #MSSripathy #Vivekrangachari @rdrajasekar @SamCSmusic @proyuvraaj
— Tamil Cinema Express (@TamilCineXpress) October 13, 2020
The strength and determination of an unorthodox personality
800 is expected to be a funny and moving portrayal of the events in the life of a cricketing giant. It will trace Murali’s journey from his modest beginnings, his childhood with cricket, his brushes with terrorist attacks in his homeland, his rise to superstardom in the field of sport and his tumultuous times with controversies as well. The motion poster that was released during the IPL telecast in the presence of Murali and Vijay Sethupathy is a powerful montage of artistic images that leave us wanting to see more. The amiable cricketer is quoted to have personally chosen Sethupathi to play him as he was highly impressed with the actor’s versatility in essaying diverse roles and was therefore supremely confident that he will do full justice. Sethupathy from his side has also expressed his pleasure and happiness to have been chosen to play the cricketer in this marquee film. Other relevant details of the cast and crew will be revealed in the days to come. 800 is expected to be filmed in Australia India and Srilanka and England and is slated for a late 2021 release.
2021 is already looking promising with 800. Keep watching this space for all the latest details of this landmark movie.