83, a movie which will tell you the story of India’s incredible 1983 World Cup victory in cricket is to be released on April 5, 2019! The movie is directed by the king, Kabir Khan, and is featuring Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. The film follows how this newbie, Kapil Dev performs as a captain!
On this, director Kabir Khan said, “As a young schoolboy when I watched India win the 1983 Cricket World Cup, I had no idea that from that day onwards Cricket in India will change forever. As a filmmaker, for me, the journey to that win, filled with raw energy and sheer passion of that young Indian team, is probably one of the most exciting stories I have worked on. And it’s great to have Ranveer come on board to play Kapil Dev, as honestly, I could see no one else for the role, ever since I started finalizing the script.”
Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films revealed, “We are extremely proud to be a part of ’83. It is a story waiting to be told. I am sure the audience across the globe will love the film when it releases on April 5, 2019.”
Shibasish Sarkar, COO Reliance Entertainment told, “Winning the ‘83 cricket World Cup was a very proud moment for us as Indians and we at Reliance Entertainment aim to bring back those glorious moments for the current & future generations through this film. “
Vishnu Vardhan Induri of Vibri Media spoke, “The country needs to know the story of the first world champions. We are happy to collaborate with Phantom Films and Reliance Entertainment on ’83. Kabir Khan and Ranveer Singh coming on board only make this film much larger.”
We are already excited for it! 😀