October 08 : Content driven performer actor Vijya Sethupathi just confirmed the biopic on cricketer Muthiah Muralidaran. The film will be directed by MS Sripathy.
Actor Vijay Sethupathi dropped a poster and deeds on the project on social media. He shared, “Honoured to be a part of this landmark project. Update soon #MuthiahMuralidaran @MovieTrainMP #MuralidaranBiopic #MSSripathy #Vivekrangachari @proyuvraaj”
Spinner Muttiah Muralitharan’s soon-to-be released biopic ‘800’ will feature Vijay Sethupathi portraying the Sri Lanka bowler’s role in it.
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.
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 rumored 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.