The long-awaited, much-hyped, big-ticket biographical sports movie ’83, finally hit theatres on the 24th of December, 2021.
The film is based on the Indian cricket team’s journey of winning the world cup of 1983 defeating two times world cup winner West Indies at the finals at lord’s England. Directed by Blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) fame Kabir Khan.
As makers released 83: The Film trailer on the social media platforms describing the story as “One of The Biggest Underdog Stories in the History of Sports” which already created a buzz before theatrical release.
An interesting fact about the ’83 world cup is that there’s no video footage available of Kapil Dev’s unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe in the group stage match.
So, it was interesting to see that how the director would have filmed that scene, which every cricket fan would crave to see along with the whole story of winning the tournament obviously!
Ranveer Singh portrayed the skipper Kapil’s role very beautifully, he has gone into the skin of the character, the film makes you laugh, and fills you with pride at the same time, goosebumps for sure.
The movie received positive reviews, each and everyone getting praise for perfection in the role. Leave the average Box Office Collections, this is the critically acclaimed biopic, some called this greatest biopic ever made in Hindi.
Star Cast of ’83
- It features Ranveer Singh plays as Kapil Dev, skipper of the ’83 world cup team
- Deepika Padukone is playing Kapil’ wife role as Romi Bhatia.
- Pankaj Tripathi is playing PR Man Singh who was the manager of that time.
- Tahir Raj Bhasin is playing the little master Sunil Gavaskar.
- Tamil actor Jiiva is playing Krishnamachari Srikanth’s role
- Saqib Saleem is playing Mohinder Amarnath
- Jatin Sharma as middle-order batsman Yashpal Sharma
- Chirag Patil in the role of Sandeep Patil
- Dinker Sharma in Kirti Azad’s role
- Nishant Dahiya is Roger Binny
- Punjabi singers Harrdy Sandhu and Ammy Virk are playing Madan Lal and Balwinder Sandhu respectively.
- Sahil Khattar is playing Syed Kirmani
- Adinath Kothare is Dilip Vengserkar
- Dhairya Karwa and R Badree are playing Ravi Shastri and Sunil Valson respectively.
- Boman Irani is in the role of Farokh Engineer
Production and Theatrical Release Date of ’83
The Production of ’83 started in May 2019, the major part of shooting held in London England, it was wrapped up in Oct 2019, since then makers rescheduled its release date many times owing to novel coronavirus.
Later in 2021 announced officially that it will be released on 24 Dec 2021 worldwide in theatres, releases in all 5 languages in Hindi along with its dubbed version Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
’83 OTT Release Date
Talking about its Digital release, the makers recently launched the motion poster of the film in which Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar logo was inscribed and hence, also according to many reports, the post-theatrical digital rights of the film are acquired by the two Leading streaming platforms Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar.
Thereby it is most likely possible that ’83 will see its premiere on the digital platforms 4 weeks after its theatrical release, as earlier films like Thalaivi, Bell Bottom, and others. But 83 makers decided to release on OTT after at least 8 weeks.
It is bankrolled by the big names of Bollywood Deepika Padukone, Kabir Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala, and Vishnuvardhan Induri in association with Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films, 83 Film Ltd, Vibri Media, & Kabir Khan Films.
The trailer is trending across all social media platforms