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800 on OTT: Muttiah Muralidharan’s biopic to stream in six languages

The film will have its digital premiere on Jio Cinema on December 2

800 on OTT: Muttiah Muralidharan’s biopic to stream in six languages
A poster of 800

Last Updated: 12.18 PM, Nov 28, 2023


Director MS Sripathy's latest outing 800, which is a biopic on the popular Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralidaran, is gearing up for its digital premiere on December 2. Madhurr Mittal of Slumdog Millionaire fame plays the bowling legend. Now the latest we hear is that the film will stream in six languages, namely Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi and Bengali. The film will be streaming for and hence, will be available for all.

What’s 800 about?

The film delves into the arduous journey of one of the legendary bowlers of the Indian subcontinent. It also throws light on the hurdles faced by the Hill Country Tamil community in Kandy, Sri Lanka, to which Muttiah Muralidharan belonged. How Muttiah, as a young boy, worked hard to battle against the discrimination faced by the members of the community.

The plot also covers the controversy around his bowling action, which was labelled as 'chucking' and how he overcame the same and went on to become one of the world’s most popular spinners. The film also talks about the civil war which rocked the island nation.

Cast and crew

The star cast includes Madhurr Mittal, Nassar and Mahima Nambiar. While Ghibran has scored the music, cinematography is by RD Rajasekar and editing by Praveen KL. 800, is bankrolled by Movie Train Motion Pictures and the film first hit screens on October 6, along with Trisha’s The Road, Vijay Antony's Raththam, Vikram Prabhu's Irugapatru and Shot Bot Three. 800, which was shot in Tamil, then released in Telugu, English and Hindi.

The Vijay Sethupathi connection

Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi was the first choice to play the bowling legend and in the first-look poster released by the team, VSP bore a striking resemblance to the cricketer. However, the actor had to opt out of the film, due to political pressure. Threats were issued to the actor’s family on social media.

Muttiah, too, requested Vijay Sethupathi to not put his acting career on line for him. The Jawan actor responded with, 'Nanri, Vanakkam' and called it quits.

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