Kabir Khan’s ‘83’ dropped its trailer today starring Ranveer Singh paired with Deepika Padukone. The movie is based on the life of Kapil Yadav and the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Ranveer plays the role of former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev and looks like his doppelganger.
The 4-minute-long trailer portrayed Cricket as a game that unites the country with its spirit of nationalism. It showed the highlights of the match, the press interviews and the crowd cheering with the national flag. The trailer is patriotic in a sense and rushes your emotions to an extreme level. The film also casts Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar, Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath, Dhairya Karwa as Ravi Shastri, Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Harrdy Sandhu as Madan Lal, Ammy Virk as Balwinder Sandhu, Sahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani, Chirag Patil as Sandeep Patil, Adinath Kothare as Dilip Vengsarkar, Dinker Sharma as Kirti Azad, Jatin Sarna as Yashpal Sharma, Nishant Dahiya as Roger Binny and R Badree as Sunil Valson and Pankaj Tripathi plays PR Man Singh.
The film can be co-related to ‘Lagaan’ (2001) where Cricket was the unifying factor. The iconic match between the villagers and Britishers took the audience on an emotional rollercoaster ride and they cheered as one. The iconic victory of the 1983 Cricket World Cup where the underdogs took away the trophy from the two times world champion West Indies is presented so well that nostalgia hit hard.
Immediately after watching the trailer, one would want to replay the highlights of the 1983 match. The long wait for the film to release was worth it. Fans have already declared the movie a “blockbuster” and no one would disagree with that. Appreciation has been showered on Ranveer Singh’s extraordinary performance by all other stars and fans.
The movie will have a theatrical release on 24th December 2021. It will release along with its dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.