The film is being produced by Dar Motion Pictures.
A representative from the production house says, “We are privileged to be bringing on screen the life and times of one of the world’s most accomplished sportsmen, Muttiah Muralitharan, to audiences across the world. One of the most popular actors in South India, Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi will be essaying Murali in the film. The film will be written & directed by M.S.Sripathy and will be made in Tamil and released in several languages across the world. We are collaborating with a leading South Indian studio on this film and will be making an official announcement in due course.”
Talking about the project, cricketer Muthiah Muralidharan says, ” I am glad to be collaborating with Dar Motion Pictures on my official biopic. We are looking at a late 2020 release date. I an honoured that an accomplished actor such as Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi will be playing me in the film. I have been actively collaborating with the creative team for the past several months and I will continue to support this project through its duration.”
Speaking about the project, Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi says, ” I am happy to be associated with the Muttiah Muralitharan biopic. He is an iconic sportsman of Tamil origin & someone who’s made his mark across the world. Portraying the role of Murali is going to be a challenge for me & I’m looking forward to it. I’m delighted that Murali himself will be closely involved with the project & guiding me on the cricketing aspects. I am thankful to both Murali & the producers for the faith bestowed on me.”