The film is titled "800" based on the 800 Test wickets taken by Murali, the highest Test wicket-taker in the world.
Indian Kollywood actor Vijay Sethupathi will play the role of Murali in the film, which will cover a number of events in Murali's life as well as on the cricket field.
The promotion of the film took place before the IPL match between Hyderabad and Chennai yesterday.
Filming for "800", directed by MS Sripathi, is scheduled to begin next year in Sri Lanka, India, Australia and the UK, with the film set to release later next year.
Meanwhile, a group of LTTE supporters in Tamil Nadu had staged a protest on social media against Vijay Sethupathi, who plays Murali's character, in the film.