Written by Shivangi Chawla
Kabir Khan’s direction 83 the film, starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh has been one of the most awaited and most talked-about films in Bollywood. The sports drama will be seen recreating the winning moments leading up to India’s victory in the 1983 cricket World Cup.
As the film gears up to hit the theatres today (December 24). The movie has received massive love and appraisal from the audience as well as from the film industry.
Ranveer Singh, who plays the lead character of cricketer Kapil Dev in the movie, has stolen the hearts of his fans with his transformation and his acting. Everyone is already a fan of Ranveer’s acting and his movie choices. Starting from growing a real mustache to adapting to Kapil’s unique bowling technique, to practicing cricket four hours a day for over six months, Ranveer has done it all to get into the skin of his character. And the result is out there in front of all of us. His efforts are clearly visible in his transformation and style. Ranveer Singh even received an appraisal from none other than the renowned cricketer himself for the hard work and dedication he has put in.
Ranveer will be seen playing the role of Kapil Dev who was the captain of the Indian cricket team in 1983. However, this is not the only important character in the film. All the other 12 players have been given equal prominence.
The makers have got on board some brilliant actors who will be seen describing iconic cricketers of the era. The film will feature Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar, Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath, 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, Dhairya Karwa as Ravi Shastri, Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Jatin Sarna as Yashpal Sharma, Nishant Dahiya as Roger Binny and R Badree as Sunil Valson.
If getting good actors and training them in cricket was not enough, the makers of the film reportedly got the written consent of each of the 12 players, all of whom agreed to come on board as consultants. Not only this, the entire cast trained with former cricketers Balwinder Sandhu and Yashpal Sharma at a camp that was set up at Dharamshala Cricket Ground in April 2019. The shooting of the film has also taken place at various iconic locations like Glasgow, Dulwich College in London, Edinburgh cricket club, The Oval cricket ground, and others.
Deepika’s performance in the movie 83 is commendable. The way she portrays the role of Kapil Dev’s wife ‘Romi Bhatia’. It is unbelievable how Deepika and Ranveer step into the skin of such different characters so perfectly. It is a very difficult task but this beautiful couple manages all this with so much grace, hard work, and effort.
It will be a huge loss if you miss out on this movie. This is one of the best movies in the history of sports biopics. Especially, when Kabir Khan is the director how can a movie not contain drama, love, emotions, strength, and pride.