Vijay Sethupathi to play Muttiah Muralitharan, makers released the confirmation poster
Vijay Sethupathi, will play Muttiah Muralitharan’s role in his soon-to-be-released biopic.
Muttiah Muralitharan’s soon-to-be-released biopic ‘800’ will feature Vijay Sethupathi portraying the Sri Lanka spinner’s role in. On Twitter, noted film critic Taran Adarsh posted, “IT'S OFFICIAL... #VijaySethupathi to star in cricketer #MuthiahMuralidaran biopic... Directed by #MSSripathy... Produced by Movie Train Motion Pictures and Dar Motion Pictures. #MuralidaranBiopic.” Muttiah Muralitharan is considered one of the greatest bowlers in the history of cricket and the biopic’s name ‘800’ is a tribute to the number of wickets he has taken in Test cricket.
IT'S OFFICIAL... #VijaySethupathi to star in cricketer #MuthiahMuralidaran biopic... Directed by #MSSripathy... Produced by Movie Train Motion Pictures and Dar Motion Pictures. #MuralidaranBiopic pic.twitter.com/0KeCPzk6im— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 8, 2020
Muttiah Muralitharan is the only cricketer to have taken 800 wickets in Tests, comfortably ahead of Australia legspinner Shane Warne, who has taken 708 wickets. Vijay Sethupathi, who is known as ‘Makkal Selvan’ to his legion of fans in the Tamil film industry, will reprise his role. Considered the most versatile actor in the Tamil film industry, Sethupathi gained fame in the 2016 police action thriller Sethupathi while his popularity went up a notch in the 2016 film Dharma Durai.
It was rumoured that Vijay Sethupathi had been taking lessons from Muttiah Muralitharan some time back and in an earlier interview, he had stated how happy he was to have been associated with the iconic bowler.
The cast and crew have not yet been announced for the biopic apart from the confirmation of Vijay Sethupathi as the main lead.
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