What’s better than knowing we won the 1983 Cricket World Cup? Watching it onscreen since most of us weren’t alive when it was actually happening. Good news is that Ranveer Singh and Kabir Khan are working towards making this happen for us!
Ranveer Singh will be playing Kapil Dev in 83, a Kabir Khan movie which will chronicle the story of India’s historic World Cup win. Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films, Vibri Media, and Kabir Khan Films, announced the release date on Sunday as April 5, 2019.
In a statement, 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.”
Shibasish Sarkar, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Entertainment, also added, “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 and future generations through this film.”
I feel honoured and privileged to be part of this film. One of the greatest underdog stories of all time - finally coming to the silver screen. What a day it's been. To have met our sporting heroes in the flesh and be regaled by their stories - full of nostalgia, humour, emotion...a truly unforgettable event. Im filled with a sense of responsibility and committed to making a film that the entire nation can be proud of. The greatest Indian sports story will now get its deserved cinematic glory! It's time to #Relive83 🏏may God bless our endeavour. Thank you for this once in a lifetime opportunity @kabirkhankk ... lets do this !!!
We cannot wait to see Ranveer Singh on the big screen as a young Kapil Dev who led the team to victory against West Indies!