The curtains have been pulled back to give a thrilling glimpse of “800”, the much-anticipated trailer that teases the cinematic journey of the legendary Sri Lankan spinner, Muthiah Muralidaran. The brilliant Madhur Mittal, remembered fondly for his memorable performance in Slumdog Millionaire, graces the screen, capturing the essence of this iconic cricketer in mere minutes.
Every second of the trailer is a blend of raw emotions, impactful events, and a pervasive sense of inspiration. It promises a deep dive into Muralidharan’s unyielding spirit amidst personal and professional storms. Director MS Sripathy crafts a compelling narrative, accentuating facets of Muralidharan’s life against the socio-political upheavals involving the Tamil minorities and the Sinhalese administration in Sri Lanka.
The trailer transcends borders and language barriers, appealing to a universal audience. It intriguingly teases Muralidharan’s signature spin bowling, hinting at the ensuing controversies and the supportive pillar that was Arjuna Ranatunga. Mittal’s brief yet powerful appearance as Muralidharan, especially emulating his bowling stance, is a standout, whetting appetite for the full feature.
With a stellar supporting cast and resonating music notes by Ghibran, this trailer hints at what’s in store for cinema lovers. As the anticipation builds, fans eagerly await the full spectacle, brought to screens by producers Train Motion Pictures and distributors Sri Devi Movies.