MOTION POSTER TODAY formally made it much awaited announcement during IPL 2020. Recently, actor Vijay Sethupathi had confirmed that he will play the legendary cricketer in his upcoming biopic movie. The upcoming biopic titled “800” – Muralitharan Biopic- will be based on the Sri Lankan spinner legend Muttiah Muralitharan and the role will be played by none other than Tamil Movie Actor Vijay Sethupathi.
The movie launch was done with a special motion poster by Muralitharan and Vijay Sethupathi. It is a tribute to legendary former bowler for his record of 800 wickets in test matches. It is expected to be a light hearted biopic to start its shoot in the beginning of next year in Sri Lanka, India, UK and Australia. The release of movie is targeted for end of 2021. The movie will be directed by M S Sripathy and produced under the banner Movie Train Motion Pictures and Vivek Rangachari.
The famous cricketer appreciated Vijay Sethupathi’s acting skills by commenting ” I trust Vijay Sethupathi to nail my bowling expressions”.
On the similar lines of biopic based on Cricketers, 83 is a Bollywood Sports drama movie based on the Indian National Team of 1983 and winning Cricket World Cup. The movie is directed by Kabir Khan and features Ranveer Singh in the lead role as Kapil Dev alongwith Deepika Padukone,Tahir Raj Bhasin Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jiiva, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Nishant Dahiya, Sahil Khattar and Amrita Puri. The movie was announced in Sep 2017 and the shooting started in England in June 2019. The movie was scheduled for release on 10th April 2020. However, has been delayed due to Covid-19 Pandemic. Expected release on Christmas 2020.
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