DAR Motion Pictures, producers of Vijay Sethupathi's upcoming film 800, the biopic of cricketer Muthiah Muralidharan has issued a statement clarifying that the film only talks about the inspiring journey of the legendary cricketer. They assured that the film doesn't make any political statements.
"It came to our notice that our film '800", the biopic of Muthiah Muralidaran featuring Vijay Sethupathi in the lead, is being politicized in many ways. However, we want to clarify that 800 is purely a sports biography film about the legendary cricketer Muthiah Muralidaran. The film is a journey about a man who hails from the Tamil migrant community, going on to become the highest wicket-taker of all time. The film does not make any political statement favouring any community. This film is intended to be an inspiration for the young generation to achieve their dreams irrespective of the difficulties they come across in their journey. We as the Producers assure that this film will not showcase any scenes that would belittle the struggles of Eelam Tamils in Srilanka or hurt their sentiments in any way. On a positive note, the Film will engage the Tamil Film community in Sri Lanka providing the artists and technicians with a platform to showcase their talents on a global stage. Art is beyond boundaries; it unites people all across. Artists belong to the world. We wish to spread only Positivity, Love and Hope", read the statement.
To be directed by Sripathy, Sam CS is composing the music for the film and RD Rajasekar will crank the camera.