Sethumadhavan, head of the Production, DAR motion pictures revealed that Indian Little Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is roped in Mutthiah Muralitharan’s biopic.
He said in an exclusive interview in Deccan Chronicle: “Sachin was the World’s best batsman and Murali was the world’s best bowler and a major part of their cricketing career was running in parallel. Hence Sachin would also be showcased in the film”.
Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run scorer of all time in international cricket with100 hundreds. Muttahiah Muralitharan is the world’s highest wicket taker and his biopic is all set to release next year.
He added “The film will not just talk about Murali’s cricketing exploits but also about his personal journey, his family background, the influence of certain people in his life and also the political and cultural background prevailing in his era”.
Other cricketers like Arjuna Ranatunga, Aravinda De Silva, Roshan Mahanama, Hashan Tillakaratne, Sanath Jayasurya, Lasith Malinga, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Umpires Darrell Hair etc would also be represented in the film.
He was no balled seven times by Australia’s Darrell Hair (and Ross Emerson) during the Boxing Day Test in 1995.
Muralitharan’s Indian wife Madhi will also be figured in the biopic.
“Madhi is a big pillar of support to Murali and she has enriched her life in many ways. Hence her role in the film will be given enough prominence, showcasing her individuality, and asserting the kind of strong character that she is”