Muttiah Muralitharan To Feature In His Biopic:
Muttiah Muralitharan is definitely the best spinner ever to have played the game. Sri Lankan holds the record of most wickets in both ODIs format and Tests. The famous off-spinner was an absolute game legend, and also a true ambassador.
Muralitharan picked up 800 Test wickets and 534 ODI scalps during his 19-year long career for Sri Lanka. The spinner has continued to stay attached to the game since his retirement in 2011. In the next three years, he played T20 leagues in different countries. He finally landed the bowling coach role in the IPL along with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Recently rumors of a biopic film on the iconic surfaced off-spinner have been made. A film titled 800 is under production according to sources. The film will be based upon the stalwart’s life in Sri Lanka. The title idea for the film comes from the fact that the Muralitharan is the first and only bowler to have wickets for 800 Tests. With the present situation, the legend seems to be hanging on to the record for some time now.
Vijay Sethupathi To Carve Out The Role Of Sri Lankan legend:
It has also been confirmed that for the film, 800, the renowned South Indian actor Vijay Sethupathi was selected. Sethupathi, who made his debut in 1996, will essay the Sri Lankan legend’s role in this film. The film shooting will begin after the actor completes his current projects.
Sethupathi will also undergo training before the start of the shoot to get in the right shape for the role. The actor is hoping to learn cricket and get the role of a cricketer in the groove. The exercise will also strive to help the actor understand Muralitharan’s characteristics and mannerisms.
It has also been confirmed that Russell Arnold will play the role of Yogi Babu in the movie. Arnold is Muttiah Muralitharan’s former team-mate. They both played in the Sri Lankan team together for years and share a close bond.
Vijay Sethupathi is one of the finest actors in the film industry in South India. He has received numerous film accolades. In movies like Sundarapandian, Pizza, Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara, Pannaiyarum Padminiyum, Vikram Vedha, 96 and Super Deluxe some of his best-known performances came in.