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83 (film): All you need to know about the movie – Full Cast, Release Date, Plot and Much More

The movie has been directed by one of the best directors in the country, Kabir Khan.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 22 December 2021 4:15 pm

Highlights
  • The movie has been directed by Kabir Khan.
  • The movie has been shot in Hindi but will be available in dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

83, one of the most-awaited Bollywood movies, is finally set to hit the cinema halls on Friday. The Kabir Khan directed film is based on the country’s most significant sporting achievement i.e. Cricket World Cup win in 1983. Against all odds, Kapil Dev’s side went to England and stunned the entire world to lift the trophy. Here is everything you need to know about 83:

What is the plot of the movie?

The film depicts the entire episode of India’s phenomenal journey in 1983 WC. While it shows how the side went on to clinch the trophy, it also shows the other side of the whole episode i.e. behind the scenes story of the players, support from their family and fans etc. 83 (film) also shows how the underdogs (India) showed immense self-confidence and belief to create history, while simultaneously laying the foundation of a new era for the country in cricket.

WATCH: Trailer of Ranveer Singh starrer 83

What is the full cast of 83?
Reel Actor Real Character
Ranveer Singh Kapil Dev
Deepika Padukone Romi Bhatia (Kapil Dev’s Wife)
Pankaj Tripathi PR Man Singh (India’s Team Manager in 1983)
Tahir Raj Bhasin Sunil Gavaskar
Jiiva Krishnamachari Srikkanth
Saqib Saleem Mohinder Amarnath
Jatin Sarna Yashpal Sharma
Chirag Patil Sandeep Patil
Dinker Sharma Kirti Azad
Nishant Dahiya Roger Binny
Harrdy Sandhu Madan Lal
Sahil Khattar Syed Kirmani
Ammy Virk Balwinder Sandhu
Adinath Kothare Dilip Vengsarkar
Dhairya Karwa Ravi Shastri
R Badree Sunil Valson
Neena Gupta Raj Kumari Nikhanj (Kapil Dev’s Mother)
Boman Irani Farokh Engineer
Aditi Arya Inderjit Bhardwaj (Mohinder Amarnath’s Wife)
Satish Alekar BR. Sheshrao Wankhede
Wamiqa Gabbi Annu Lal (Madan Lal’s Wife)
When will 83 release in India?

The movie was all set to release on April 10, 2020 but the date kept on postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, it has been confirmed that 83 will hit the cinema halls on December 24, 2021. The advance booking of tickets has already started online.

Read More: How to buy tickets of 83?

What is the duration of the movie?

The running time of 83 (film) is 2 hours 43 minutes (163 minutes). The movie has been shot in Hindi but will be available in dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada also. One can watch the film in 2D as well as 3D.

Who has directed the movie?

The movie has been directed by one of the best directors in the country, Kabir Khan. The 53-year-old has directed blockbuster hits like Kabul Express, New York, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tubelight etc. in past. Notably, Kabir Khan has also written the screenplay of 83 alongside Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan and Vasan Bala.

Did the actors undergo cricket training?

Yes! As the movie depicts India’s legendary cricketers, cricket training was a crucial part before the filming of the movie began. Notably, the entire cast trained with former cricketers Balwinder Sandhu and Yashpal Sharma at a camp which was set at Dharamshala Cricket Ground in April 2019. Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh spent a lot of time with Kapil Dev to get a complete understanding of what he needed to do while enacting him. The actor was also seen learning the game from Dev in June 2019 before the shooting kicked off.

When did the filming of movie take place?

The shooting of the movie began on June 5, 2019, in England. The filming took place at various iconic locations like Glasgow, Dulwich College in London, Edinburgh cricket club, Nevill Ground at Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent and The Oval cricket ground. While the London schedule was completed on September 1, the filming of the entire movie finished on October 7, 2019.

Who are the singers in 83?

The movie has 4 songs, whose details are as follows:

Title Lyrics Singer Length
Lehra Do Kausar Munir Arijit Singh 03:37
Bigadne De Ashish Pandit Benny Dayal 04:18
Jeetega Jeetega Kausar Munir Arijit Singh 03:57
Sakht Jaan Jaideep Sahni Amit Mishra 03:52
How have critics rated 83?

The movie has received a fantastic initial reception from the critics. The feedback is as follows:

Critic Publication Stars for 83
Taran Adarsh Bollywood Hungama 4/5
Rachana Duney The Times of India 4/5
Pooja Biraia Jaiswal The Week 3.5/5
Shubhra Gupta The Indian Express 4.5/5
Arnab Banerjee Outlook 4/5

 

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