The trailer of 800, the upcoming biographical film on the legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Muthiah Muralidaran, was launched by the makers at present. Directed by MS Sripathy, the movie stars Madhurr Mittal because the veteran off-spinner.
The trailer opens as much as a information relay on a violent conflict between the Tamils in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and the police. We then see glimpses of how a younger Sri Lankan Tamil boy with huge goals fights all odds and the discrimination he faces for his Tamil id to develop into the satisfaction of the nation. As actor Nassar’s character states, “For somebody who hails from a gaggle of immigrant labourers, getting recognised as a citizen itself is troublesome. Today, he has grown to a spot the place the entire nation is him in awe.”
The movie additionally touches upon one of essentially the most troublesome phases of Muralidaran’s cricketing profession – the ‘unlawful bowling motion’ controversy that erupted after umpire Darrell Hair no-balled Murali seven occasions in 1995 in the course of the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne and later by umpire Ross Emerson in 1996 throughout Sri Lanka’s ODI in opposition to the West Indies. We see Murali take a number of rounds of testing to show himself, a combat he can be compelled to place up all through his worldwide profession.
In an surprising flip, we additionally see Murali meet members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam within the scene with actor Narain seemingly enjoying a commander of the organisation. We additionally see the 2009 terror assault on the Sri Lanka nationwide cricket crew in Pakistan, when a convoy of the Sri Lankans had been fired upon by gunmen.
The three-minute trailer guarantees a heart-wrenching story of one of the best off-spinners on the earth who took 800 Test wickets, 530+ ODI wickets, and made a number of world data. He is to-date the best wicket-taker in each Test and ODI codecs and averages over six wickets per Test match.
800 has a screenplay written by director Sripathy together with Shehan Karunatilaka. With music scored by Ghibran, the movie has cinematography by RD Rajasekar and enhancing by Praveen KL. The movie is produced by Movie Train Motion Pictures and Vivek Rangachari.
It is to be talked about that 800 was initially announced with actor Vijay Sethupathi set to play the lead function. However, controversy erupted in Tamil Nadu as many political leaders stated that the actor shouldn’t act within the biopic of an individual “who had earlier made feedback that had been perceived to be in assist of the warfare waged by Sri Lankan forces in opposition to LTTE.” Vijay then stepped away from the project after Muralidaran wrote a letter urging him to do so as to not encounter issues in his profession in future.