It is official that Tamil actor Vijay Sethupati is starring in Srilankan cricketer and legend spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. The film will start rolling from end of 2019, the Tamil star himself confirmed the news. The film will be directed by Sripathy Rangasamy and made under the banner of DAR Motion Pictures.
Reports are that actor Rana Dagubati is collaborating with the production house to produce the film. However, the makers are not keen to spread more details about the film and they are keeping it under the wrap. The title of the film is being told 800, to indicate the numbers of international Test wickets taken by the spin bowler.
IT'S OFFICIAL... Biopic on Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan... Vijay Sethupathi will essay the Sri Lankan legend in the film [not titled yet]... Directed by MS Sripathy... Produced by Suresh Productions... Coproduced by Dar Media P Ltd... Starts Dec 2019.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 30, 2019
"I thank Muralitharan and the producers for trusting me with the project." Vijay Sethupathi talks about the film.
The film will start rolling from 2020 early and slated to hit the screens at the end of the year. Muralitharan has a tragedic story and also an inspiring one also.