800 is the number of wickets Muralitharan had taken in Test matches, the maximum in history by any bowler. Speaking about how he felt about Vijay Sethupathi playing his role in the biopic 800, Muttiah Muralitharan said, “Once the script was ready, we thought the best fit for this movie was non-other than Vijay Sethupathi. I think he is a very talented actor and he will nail my bowling expressions. I trust Vijay completely as he is one of the greatest actors and I have complete faith that he’ll definitely do wonders to the film.”
Vijay Sethupathi, who is excited to play the role, said, “It’s really nice to listen to his story and spend time with Murali sir. He is like a stamp, he makes a mark wherever he goes with his charming character and personality. I love his real life because fans have seen him in matches on the field, but very few have got a chance to know Murli sir’s personality off the field. He’s such a beautiful person and his story needs to be told.” The film is produced by Movie Train Motion Picture & Dar Pictures.
800, a fast-paced and funny biopic, will be a moving portrayal of one of cricket’s most brilliant and divisive characters. The film will be shot in Sri Lanka, UK, Australia, and India. The shoot will start at the beginning of 2021 and is set to release at the end of 2021 The film will be made primarily in Tamil and dubbed in all South Indian languages, as well as Hindi, Bengali, and Sinhalese. Music of the film is by Sam CS and cinematography by RD Rajasekar.