Muralidaran’s unknown story

The trailer of ‘800’, the biopic of Muttiah Muralidaran, was launched by legendary India batter legend Sachin Tendulkar, who was accompanied by Muralidaran and former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya, on September 5, 2023. Muralidaran revealed during the ceremony that he was initially reluctant to have a film made on his life and it’s only by chance that everything fell in place for the sports biopic 800. “The film doesn’t talk about my records. It talks about how I achieved the number of 800. It is all about the inside story. There are some stories that even I don’t know because my director researched for two years, stayed in Colombo, went to my places, met my friends. It’s a true story, so nothing has been added. We have shown what has happened. So there are a lot of these inside stories,” said Muralidaran. PHOTO: AFP
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