This inspiring true story of an underdog team triumphing against all odds will chronicle India’s incredible 1983 World Cup victory that transformed the game of Cricket forever. The Kabir Khan directed ’83 will star Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev. And without much ado, the makers have announced the release date of the film - 5th April, 2019. That year, Cricket World Cup will also take place!
The film follows how, under the captaincy of then newbie Kapil, an ‘insignificant’ team became more than the sum of its parts and brought down the greatest cricketing giants, the ‘undefeatable’ West Indies.
Director 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.”
Madhu Mantena of Phantom Films added, “We are extremely proud to be a part of ’83. It is a story waiting to be told. I am sure the audience across the globe will love the film when it releases on April 5, 2019.”
Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films in association with Vibri Media and Kabir Khan Films will release the film worldwide.