Vijay Sethupathi’s Decision Of Acting In Muralitharan’s Bio Picture Stirred Up Controversy !!

As soon as Vijay Sethupathi announced about the biographical picture of Muttiah Muralitharan, a set of people stormed into his comment section and slamming him for accepting the project. Since past few months, speculations were doing rounds regarding the biopic of legendary cricketer Muttiah Muralidharan. It was said that actor Vijay Sethupathi is going to do the titular role. Now, in a way of confirming the buzz, Vijay Sethupathi and Muttiah Muralitharan has released a poster announcing about their project.


According to reports, the project is going to be bankrolled by Movietrain motion pictures and Dar motion pictures. Details about the other technical and casting crew is yet to be revealed. The film is reportedly 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.

Muralitharan was born 17 April 1972 to a Hill Country Tamil Hindu family in Kandy, Sri Lanka. He married Madhimalar Ramamurthy, a Chennai native, on 21 March 2005. Madhimalar is the daughter of late Dr S. Ramamurthy of Malar Hospitals, and his wife Dr Nithya Ramamurthy. Muttiah Muralitharan holds Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) and he does not need a visa for travelling to India. According to his manager, Kushil Gunasekera, Muralitharan qualifies for this status because his family originates from India. He announced his retirement in the year 2011, April 3.


Now, as soon as Vijay Sethupathi uploaded the posted in his official twitter account, a separate set of people got extremely emotional and expressed their anger over the project. One of a twitter user said that 17,000 cases will be filed against the release of the film, if it gets shot and tries a theatrical release in Tamil nadu.

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