Vijay Sethupathi criticised for Muthiah Muralidaran biopic 800; makers guarantee movie is not going to 'belittle struggles of Eelam Tamils' – Sourced

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Though Sethupathi obtained reward for fully reworking into Muthiah Muralidaran for 800, he was additionally criticised for representing a rustic that has repressed the Tamil neighborhood for a very long time.

Vijay Sethupathi as Muthiah Muralidaran | Image from Twitter

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Actor Vijay Sethupathi, will quickly be seen as Sri Lankan off-spinner Muthiah Muralidaran, within the biographical drama 800. The makers unveiled the primary look movement poster on Tuesday, following which there’s obtained backlash from a bit of social media.

The clip targeted on how Muralidaran grew up within the backdrop of the three decade lengthy civil conflict in Sri Lanka. It additionally confirmed his expertise and love for cricket, and the coaching he underwent to turn out to be the legend he now’s, regardless of the sectarian violence ravaging the island nation. The title takes inspiration from the count of wickets Muralidaran has taken in his Test cricket career.

Though Sethupathi obtained reward for fully emulating Muralidaran’s avatar, he was additionally criticised for representing a rustic that has repressed the Tamil neighborhood for a very long time, says The Week. #ShameOnVijaySethupathi is without doubt one of the hashtags trending in response to the biopic.

Production home DAR Motion Pictures launched an announcement, clarifying that 800 is “purely a sports activities biographical movie” and it “doesn’t make any political statements by favouring any neighborhood.” The producers additionally assured that 800 is not going to “showcase any scenes that can belittle the struggles of Eelam Tamils in Sri Lanka or damage their sentiments.”

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800 is directed by MS Sripathy, who has co-written the movie alongside Shehan Karunatilaka, writer of Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew. Muralidaran can be connected as producer by way of Movie Train Motion Pictures.

Variety writes that Rajisha Vijayan will play the cricketer’s spouse Madhimalar.

The movie will be in Tamil language, however dubbed in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Bengali and Sinhalese. The makers have additionally deliberate an English model with subtitles. 800 is predicted to go on flooring in 2021 and shall be shot throughout India, Sri Lanka, the UK and Australia.

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