Vijay Sethupathi's Muthiah Muralidaran biopic announced with new poster

Vijay Sethupathi's Muthiah Muralidaran biopic announced with new poster

Vijay Sethupathi will play Sri Lankan off-spinner Muthiah Muralidaran in the latter's biopic. The makers of the biopic announced the film today with an official poster. Directed by MS Sripathy, the film is based on the life and struggle of cricketing legend Muthiah Muralidaran. The sports-drama is jointly produced by Movie Train Motion Pictures and Dar Motion Pictures. The official poster assures that the makers will be sharing new announcements in the future. "Vijay Sethupathi is Muthiah Muralidaran," read the poster, which has a photo of the cricketer's bowling action. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the poster and wrote, "IT'S OFFICIAL... #VijaySethupathi to star in cricketer #MuthiahMuralidaran biopic... Directed by #MSSripathy... Produced by Movie Train Motion Pictures and Dar Motion Pictures. #MuralidaranBiopic (sic)."

Earlier, there were rumours doing the rounds that the film has been titled 800. However, the makers refrained from unveiling any other details regarding the biopic. The film was supposed to release worldwide in 2020, however, it has been postponed due to multiple reasons. In an earlier interview, Vijay Sethupathi said, "I am happy to be associated with the Muthiah Muralitharan biopic. He is an iconic sportsman of Tamil origin and someone who has made his mark across the world. Portraying the role of Murali is going to be a challenge for me and I am looking forward to it."