Directed by: Kabir Khan
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Harrdy Sandhu, Deepika Padukone, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Ammy Virk, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Chirag Patil, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa, Dinker Sharma, Jatin Sarna, Nishant Dahiya, R Badree, Boman Irani, Pankaj Tripathi, Neena Gupta, Parvatii Nair, Aditi Arya
Genre: Sport, Biography, Drama
Release Date: 10 April 2020
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’83 is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language sports drama film directed by Kabir Khan and jointly produced by Khan, Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Madhu Mantena, Deepika Padukone and Sajid Nadiadwala. Bankrolled by Reliance Entertainment, the film stars Ranveer Singh as cricketer Kapil Dev, along with Deepika Padukone, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Amrita Puri, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Tamil actor Jiiva and Sahil Khattar. The story narrates Dev’s journey of life as well as how he became the captain of the India national cricket team and won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
In September 2017, Reliance Entertainment hosted an event to announce the film with the team that had won the 1983 World Cup. Principal photography began in England on 5 June 2019 before moving to Mumbai and wrapping up there in October.
The film will be theatrically released in India on 10 April 2020, along with dubbed versions in Tamil and Telugu languages.
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Reliance Entertainment and Vibri Media hosted an event in September 2017 to announce the film along with the entire former team that won the cricket world cup in 1983. The cast and their roles were announced in February 2019. Amiya Dev, the daughter of Kapil Dev, joined as an assistant to the director, Kabir Khan. Mali Marshall was cast to play his father, West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall. Composer Pritam joined to create an iconic anthem for the film. Deepika Padukone joined the cast as Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Bhatia, while also co-producing the film. Support artist Zeenat Motegheria had a viral photo on social media when she was seen with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in London. It is unknown if she is a newcomer to Bollywood.
In the first week of April 2019 at a camp at Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, the cast trained at cricket with former cricketers Balwinder Sandhu and Yashpal Sharma. Singh was learning the game from Dev before the start of shooting in June.
Director Kabir Khan announced that the major shooting of the film would start in England in May 2019. The cast of ’83 flew to London on 28 May. Principal photography began on 5 June at locations in Glasgow, Dulwich college in London, Edinburgh cricket club, Nevill Ground at Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent and The Oval cricket ground. Khan stated, “Now that it’s going on the floors, starting with the Glasgow schedule, everyone’s excited to recreate a journey that made history, all thanks to our cricketing heroes of the ’83 team.” In mid-June, Deepika Padukone joined film team in Glasgow for her part of shooting. The three-month schedule of the film in London was finished on 1 September. Padukone finished her portion of shooting in mid-September. The filming was completed on 7 October 2019.
The release of the film was initially announced for 5 April 2020, and was later postponed to 30 August. The release date was pushed to 10 April 2020 due to delays in pre-production.
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