800 Telugu Movie 2023

800 is a 2023 Indian Tamil-language (Telugu Dubbed) biographical sports film based on the life and career of Sri Lankan international cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan, the highest wicket-taker in the history of cricket.[2] The film is directed by M.S. Sripathy, written by M.S. Sripathy and Shehan Karunatilaka, produced by Movie Train Motion Pictures and Vivek Rangachari, and presented by Sridevi Movies, Sivalenka Krishna Prasad.[3] It stars Madhur Mittal in the lead role.

800 Telugu Movie
DirectorM.S. Sripathy
ActorsMadhur Mittal
Music Ghibran
ProducerVivek Rangachari
Release date6 October 2023

800 is based on Muthiah Muralidaran’s life, the champion who set the record for taking 800 wickets in Test Cricket. The story captures the many facets of Muralidaran’s life; the tale of an oppressed Tamil and someone who was once called for chucking who championed Sri Lankan Cricket, and went on to become one of the greatest cricketers ever.

It reveals how Murali finds solace in cricket, stands up to bullies, and transforms from an excitable pace bowler into the highest wicket-taker in cricket’s history. It also dives deep into the issue of nationality versus humanity. Murali, being an ethnic Tamil, has to prove his commitment to the Sri Lankan team and fans. The film also gives insight into the tumultuous period surrounding his 'controversial' bowling and how it briefly derailed his cricket career.

The film was originally announced with Vijay Sethupathi starring, and he received online abuse for do so. Muralitharan released a statement requesting the actor to drop out, citing he did not want Vijay Sethupathi to "face any kind of trouble".[7] Critics had lamented Muralitharan's neutral stance during the Sri Lankan Civil War and his support for Mahinda Rajapaksa's political party after the conclusion of the war.[8] While Tamil Nadu's political parties also spoke out against the making of the film, supporters of the project stated that Muralitharan's story would be important in telling the untold story of Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka.