800 The Movie is a 2023 Tamil-language biographical sports film based on the life of Muttiah Muralitharan, the Sri Lankan cricketer widely regarded as the greatest bowler of all time. The film was written and directed by M.S. Sripathy and produced by Vivek Rangachari and Sivalenka Krishna Prasad. It stars Madhur Mittal as Muralitharan, alongside Mahima Nambiar, Nassar, Vela Ramamoorthy, Sharath Lohitashwa, Narain, Caroline Koziol, Emilija Senavaityte, Yog Japee, and Raj Awastimore in supporting roles.
- Madhur Mittal
- Mahima Nambiar
- Vela Ramamoorthy
- Sharath Lohitashwa
- Caroline Koziol
- Emilija Senavaityte
- Yog Japee
- Raj Awastimore
800 The Movie became available in cinemas on 6 October 2023. The official trailer for the film became available on 1 September 2023.
800 The Movie traces the journey of Muttiah Muralitharan from his humble beginnings in Kandy, Sri Lanka, to his rise as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. The film explores his challenges as a Tamil cricketer in Sri Lanka and his determination to succeed despite all odds.
The film also highlights Muralitharan’s unique bowling action, which was the subject of much controversy throughout his career. However, Muralitharan persevered through the criticism and became the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket history.
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The soundtrack for 800 The Movie was composed by Ghibran. The album includes five songs sung by leading Tamil singers such as S.P. Balasubramaniam, K.S. Chithra, and Shankar Mahadevan.
The projected budget for 800 The Movie was calculated to be ₹100 crore.
Box Office Collection
800 The Movie was a commercial success at the box office, grossing over ₹150 crore worldwide. It became one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of 2023.
OTT Release Date
800 The Movie is expected to become available on the OTT platform Sun NXT in November 2023.
800 The Movie is a well-made and inspiring film about the life of one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Madhur Mittal gives a standout performance as Muttiah Muralitharan, and the supporting cast is also excellent. The film will appeal to cricket fans and sports films in general.