83 (film)

83 is an upcoming Indian sports drama film directed by Kabir Khan and jointly produced by Khan, Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Deepika Padukone and Sajid Nadiadwala.[2] Co-distributed by Reliance Entertainment,[3] the film stars Ranveer Singh as cricketer Kapil Dev, along with Deepika Padukone, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jiiva, Pankaj Tripathi, Boman Irani, Nishant Dahiya, Sahil Khattar and Amrita Puri.

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Teaser poster with original release date
Directed byKabir Khan
Produced byReliance Entertainment
Phantom Films
Kabir Khan
Vishnu Vardhan Induri
Sajid Nadiadwala
StarringRanveer Singh
Deepika Padukone
Tahir Raj Bhasin
Saqib Saleem
Ammy Virk
Harrdy Sandhu
Amrita Puri
Music bySongs:
Julius Packiam
CinematographyAseem Mishra
Edited byRameshwar S. Bhagat[1]
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
PVR Pictures
Release date
  • 2021 (2021)

In September 2017, Reliance Entertainment and Vibri Media hosted an event to announce the film with the team that had won the 1983 World Cup. The shooting began on 5 June 2019 in England.[4] Earlier scheduled for theatrical release on 10 April 2020, 83 was pushed to Christmas 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic in India.[5] However in November 2020, the film was again postponed to March of 2021 by makers seeing the worse occupancy report of audience towards theatres owing to the continuity of pandemic.[6]




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.[24] The cast and their roles were announced in February 2019.[25][18] Amiya Dev, the daughter of Kapil Dev, joined as an assistant to the director, Kabir Khan.[26] Mali Marshall was cast to play his father, West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall.[27] Composer Pritam joined to create an iconic anthem for the film.[28] Deepika Padukone joined the cast as Kapil Dev's wife, Romi Bhatia, while also co-producing the film.[7] Tamil actor Jiiva was signed to play Krishnamachari Srikkanth, marking his Hindi debut.[29]


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.[30] Singh was learning the game from Dev before the start of shooting in June.[31]


Director Kabir Khan announced that the major shooting of the film would start in England in May 2019.[32] The cast of '83 flew to London on 28 May.[33] 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."[34] In mid-June, Deepika Padukone joined film team in Glasgow for her part of shooting.[35] The three-month schedule of the film in London was finished on 1 September. Padukone finished her portion of shooting in mid-September.[36][37] The filming was completed on 7 October 2019.[38]


Initially releasing on 10 April 2020, 83 was shifted to Christmas 2020 owing to COVID-19 pandemic in India. However, in November 2020, Reliance Entertainment announced that the film has been again put on hold and postponed to first quarter of 2021, seeing the worst occupancy report of audience towards theatres due to continuity of the pandemic.[39]


Kamal Haasan and Akkineni Nagarjuna bankrolled the Tamil and Telugu rights of the film, under their Raaj Kamal Films International and Annapurna Studios banner,[40][41] and the distribution rights of the former was acquired by YNOT X and the latter by Global Cinemas.[42][43]


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  8. ^ "He loves challenges and that's why he is a part of '83, playing the role of the legendary #SunilGavaskar aka Sunny. #CastOf83". Reliance Entertainment Twitter. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Rock-solid batsman #MohinderAmarnath will be played by the talented @Saqibsaleem. #CastOf83". Reliance Entertainment Twitter. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Punjabi star @AmmyVirk will play #BalwinderSinghSandhu, who knocked out Gordon Greenidge in the '83 World Cup final. #CastOf83". Reliance Entertainment Twitter. 23 January 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
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  16. ^ "@IamChiragpatil, son of cricketer #SandeepPatil, will play his father in '83. #CastOf83". Reliance Entertainment Twitter. 4 February 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
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