Muttiah Muralitharan, the legendary off-spinner, is the only bowler in the history of International Test cricket to take 800 wickets. An authentic biopic on him has been awaited. Movie Train Motion Pictures is making a grand sports-based film titled '800'. Madhur Mittal of 'Slumdog Millionaire' fame is essaying the role of Muralidharan in the film. Mahima Nambiar plays Madhimalar Ramamurthy, the former cricketer's wife, in it. Directed by MS Sripathy, the film is co-written by the Booker Prize (2022) laureate Shehan Karunatilaka.
The film's trailer event is going to be held in a grand scale at Mumbai on September 5th. Sachin Tendulkar, the God of Cricket, is going to grace the event as the chief guest. Sachin played many iconic matches for India and Muralidharan for his country, Sri Lanka. Despite their on-field rivalry, the two legends have always shared a good rapport off the field. It is sensational that Tendulkar will be there for the special occasion on the coming Tuesday.
Senior Tollywood producer Sivalenka Krishna Prasad of Sridevi Movies recently acquired the distribution rights of '800' for the entire country across languages. Made in Tamil, the film will be released in Telugu, Hindi and English. The promotional activities will be stepped up after the release of the trailer.
The much-awaited film is all set to be released in theatres in the month of October.
Talking about the high-profile trailer launch event, producer Sivalenka Krishna Prasad said, "I am very happy that the iconic Sachin Tendulkar is gracing the trailer launch event. He mesmerized crores of Indians with his game on the field. Muralidharan, other famous cricketers and several movie celebrities will also be present at the event. The post-production of '800' is going on at a fast pace."
Madhur Mittal, Mahima Nambiar, Naren, Nassar, Vela Ramamoorthy, Riythvika, Vadivukkarasi, Arul Das, Hari Krishnan, Sarath Lohithaswa and others.
Editor: Praveen KL; Cinematographer: R.D. Rajasekhar; Music Director: Ghibran; Writer-Director: MS Sripathy.