“83” is an upcoming Hindi sports drama movie inspired by the events of winning 1983 cricket world cup. In this article, we have highlighted some amazing and interesting facts of 83 movie which you might have never heard of.
Ever since the announcement of making for 83 movie, cinema-goers especially cricket lovers are super excited to watch the movie and witness the epic celebration of India winning the Cricket World Cup again on a big screen. Here are some amazing facts you never knew about the “83” movie.
“83” Movie Facts And Interesting Trivia
Witness Kapil Dev’s Epic Knock Of 175*
India’s match against Zimbabwe in 1983 World Cup was neither recorded nor telecasted. The reason was that the BBC workers were on strike on that particular day. No professional video camera recorded that match.
To this day, the people have only been imagining the match and Kapil Dev’s epic knock of 175* runs. However, with the release of 83 movie, we would get to see Kapil’s performance on the big screen, which would be a first-hand narration by the man, Kapil Dev himself.
In India’s campaign of 1983 World Cup, Kapil Dev’s most talked and best performance came against Zimbabwe. Kapil’s knock rescued India from the jaws of defeat. The Indian team was struggling at 17/5. He went on to make 175*, considered as one of the highest at that time. The innings and obviously the match, has, since then, been only a memory by the players and spectators.
Character of Mohinder Amarnath is a cricketer
The character played by actor Saqib Saleem, which is based on Mohinder Amarnath, is himself a cricket player. Saqib Saleem has played cricket for national level teams such as Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir.
DeepVeer’s 5th collaboration
It is Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s 5th collaboration on-screen. Before “83”, they have appeared in 4 movies which are Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, Finding Fanny, and Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. 83 is their 5th movie together and coincidentally the real-life couple are playing husband and wife in the movie.
“83” to release in 3 languages
The shooting of 83 has been completed and it is all set to release in 3 languages. The movie is shot entirely in the Hindi language. 83 is dubbed in Tamil and Telugu languages respectively.
The rights for the release of the Tamil version are acquired by Kamal Hassan’s Raaj Kamal Films International and the Telugu version is acquired by Nagarjuna’s Annapurna Studios.
Father’s character reprised by sons
Character of cricketer Sandeep Patil will be played by his real-life son and actor Chirag Patil. Legendary West Indian fast bowler Malcolm Marshall’s character will be played by his real-life son Mali Marshall.
Debut movie for Jiiva and Amiya Dev
Popular south Indian actor Jiiva is all set to make his Bollywood debut. Jiiva will play a character of Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Amiya Dev, daughter of Kapil Dev joined director Kabir Khan as the role of assistant director in the 83 movie.
The trailer of the 83 movie was set to release in March this year but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.