First Look Of Vijay Sethupathi As Muthiah Muralidaran Is Out

Tanya Simon
October 15, 2020

Production house DAR Motion Pictures released a statement, clarifying that 800 is "purely a sports biographical film" and it "does not make any political statements by favouring any community".

Actor Vijay Sethupathi, will soon be seen as Sri Lankan off-spinner Muthiah Muralidaran, in the biographical drama 800. Netizens used the hashtag #ShameOnVijaySethupati to convey their anger and disappointment.

For many people who maybe unaware, Muttiah Muralitharan is an Overseas Citizen of India and he does not need a visa to enter the country.

"Always admired Vijay Sethupathi as an actor".

But the actor had been quite upbeat about the film and even said, 'I am delighted that Muralidaran himself will be closely involved with the project and guiding me on the cricket aspects, ' which suggested that Muralidaran was very much associated with the making of the film.

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"The Sinhala government has massacred two lakh Tamils in Eelam". #ShameOnVijaySethupathi #Tamils_Boycott_VijaySeth " pathi", wrote another user. "One comment said, "#ShameOnVijaySethupathi Murali is a Tamilan but he represents Srilanka & Srilankan.

After making biopics on Indian cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin, filmmakers decided to make one on sports star Muttiah Muralitharan from neighbouring Sri Lanka. The film will look at Muralitharan's struggles and his passion for cricket.

The foremost grudge of the matter was that how might a Tamil film famous person painting the position of a Sri Lankan cricket legend? As per plans, the shooting will start at the beginning of 2021 and will hit the theatres towards the end of the same year.

Muttiah Muralitharan is taken into account the best bowler within the historical past of cricket, changing into the primary participant in historical past to take 800 wickets in Tests. However, owing to Muralitharan and Sethupathi's popularity, the film will also be dubbed in all South Indian languages as well as Hindi, Bengali and Sinhalese.

An International version with English subtitles is also being planned. Besides, he also picked up 534 and 13 wickets respectively in 350 ODIs and 12 T20Is.

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