Bhubaneswar: The motion poster of the movie 800 starring Vijay Sethupathi is out, where the star is playing the lead role in Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic.
The makers released a short clip that gives us a glimpse of what we can expect from the film. It showed that the film is set against the backdrop of the civil war that ravaged Sri Lanka for nearly three decades. It also shows how Muralitharan recognised his passion for cricket, undergoing training, and becoming a world-class player.
However, Twitter is not happy with Vijay Sethupathi, for playing this role or even making a biopic on the neighbouring country player.
#ShameOnVijaySethupathi is trending on Twitter, as his fans are very upset with the superstar for taking the role of Muralitharan in his biopic.
One user wrote, “#ShameOnVijaySethupathi
Muthiah Muralitharan is a very admirable and lovable man – Vijaygovernment. The Sinhala government has massacred two lakh Tamils in Eelam. There is no other proof than this that #VijaySethupathi can not feel this pain!”
Muthiah Muralitharan is a very admirable and lovable man – VijaySethupathi
The Sinhala Government has massacred two lakh Tamils in Eelam. There is no other proof than this that #VijaySethupathi can not feel this pain!#ShameOnVijaySethupathi#Tamils_Boycott_VijaySethupathi pic.twitter.com/z5ZmehORq0
— Suthan Colachel 🐅 (@SuthanNayagam) October 14, 2020
Another user wrote, “#ShameOnVijaySethupathi We are fighting to remove this film from my land. We know the pain of our people’s died on genocide. How he will act as a hero who supports the genocide. #Master #boycott800.”
#ShameOnVijaySethupathi We are fighting to remove this film from my land.. We know the pain of our people's died on genocide.. How he will act as a hero as who supports the genocide.. @VijaySethuOffl @actorvijay #Master #boycott800 pic.twitter.com/I2yOm4Plku
— Sivakumar (@Syndshiva) October 14, 2020
— Vicky ᴹᴵ✨ (@Vichu13579) October 14, 2020
The flag that kills thousands of Tamils, give death threats, treat the minorities as second class…what an audacity that @VijaySethuOffl is proud to bear that blood stain flag on his chest. You are a sell out.#ShameOnVijaySethupathi #BoycottVijaysethupathi pic.twitter.com/tlGIGxPJqQ
— கடாரம் வென்ற சோழன் (@TorontoPodiyan) October 13, 2020
— இளவேந்தன்🐦 🏝⛰ (@SangaThamizhan7) October 13, 2020
Muralidharan family has set up a few business entities in Colombo and Sinhala areas and has done ‘nothing for Tamils in the North and the East'.
— நிகரன் | தீபக்ᴺᵀᴷ (@deepak_ntk) October 13, 2020
The movie 800 was announced in July, and the makers originally had plans to release the film by the end of 2020. However, that was before the coronavirus pandemic.