Not Only Fans, Even Tamil Cinema Celebrities Advising Vijay Sethupathi To Leave “800” !!

Followed by the enormous number of fans, Tamil cinema celebrities started raising voice against the upcoming project of Vijay Sethupathi. A hashtag saying “Shame on Vijaysethupathi” trended in the micro blogging social media site after the motion poster of project “800” released in youtube. The only motto of all those who are opposing the project is to make Vijay Sethupathi leave the project. They doesn’t want him to represent the flag of Sri lanka and Muralidharan who once said that Sri lanka is his priority.


The motion poster of “800” released on youtube on Tuesday and is being viewed by the enormous number of Tamil cinema fans. The 76 seconds motion poster showed the glimpse of what are going to take place in the movie. It contained the struggles faced by the Tamil nadu based Muttiah Muralitharan in his childhood in an animated format. At the end of the poster, the makers surprised the audience by morphing the face of Vijay Sethupathi as Muttiah Muralitharan.

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Director Cheran who is expected to collaborate with Vijay Sethupathi in near future, posted a tweet suggesting Vijay to leave the project. “Tamizh people from the entire world wants you to leave “800”. This film is not bigger than the people who helped you to grow, their feelings and the incident where people of Tamil Eelam died. Leave it. There are Thousands of roles waiting for your acting skills” he wrote in his tweet.

Popular lyricist Thamarai released a press statement saying that Muttiah Muralidharan is a person who celebrated Tamil genocide. She wanted Vijay Sethupathi to leave the project for his own good. Thamarai said that the history would remember him like it is remembering “Ettappan” if he accepts to do the project. Muttiah Muralitharan is a historic spittle which should be spitted out. “We should not let it soak us” Thamarai said in her long statement.

She further suggested Vijay Sethupathi to do the role of LTTE leader Prabhakaran and said that the history will celebrate him. “Your looks resembles someone else. Do that and see how history remembers you. I have uploaded the photos, look yourself in the mirror and get ready” she said in her statement.




Producer Suresh Kamatchi expressed similar concern over the project “800”. “I believe Vijay Sethupathi would leave the project. We have to ive him time” he said in his tweet.

Popular actor Mansoor Ali Khan said that he won’t let the film release in the theatres of Tamil nadu.

Veteran filmmaker Bharathi Raja also released the press statement suggesting Vijay sethupathi to leave the project. The filmmaker said that Muttiah Muralitharan is a person who supported the Sri lankan government when Tamil people got killed by them.




According to reports, the project is going to be bankrolled by Movietrain motion pictures and Dar motion pictures.The motion poster shows Sam CS of Vikram Vedha, Kaithi fame as the composer. The film is titled as “800” in a way of referring the number of wickets taken by the spinner in his test match career. He is the highest wicket taker in the history of test match cricket. He also happens to be the first cricketer to reach 1000 wickets milestone in International cricket. Overall he took 1347 wickets in his cricketing career which spanned nearly 20 years and most importantly he is one of very few Tamil speaking foreign cricketers.

A press statement from the production side of “800” has been released. They said that the film is purely based on the sports perspective of the veteran’s life and added that they are not going to hurt the sentiments of Tamil people and added that they are not intended to belittle the struggles of Eelam Tamils in Srilanka.

Here’s the press statement from the producers of “800”:


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