83, starring Ranveer Singh, which was initially scheduled to release in 2019, will now hit the screens much later. The Kabir Khan-directed film, which is set against the backdrop of the 1983 cricket World Cup, will now hit screens on April 10, 2020, producers of the film onannounced on Thursday. “Bringing to you the greatest saga of success Indian cricket ever achieved.’83 will release on April 10, 2020,” a tweet on Phantoms Films official account read. ’83 is based on India’s spectacular win in 1983 Cricket World Cup which took place in England. Ranveer Singh will be seen playing the character of Kapil Dev under whose captaincy India won its first World Cup trophy.
Bringing to you the greatest saga of success Indian cricket ever achieved. ‘83 will release on April 10, 2020#Relive83 @83thefilm @RanveerOfficial @kabirkhankk @RelianceEnt @vishinduri pic.twitter.com/vbuLqb03Oh
— Phantom Films (@FuhSePhantom) July 5, 2018
Director of ’83, Kabir Khan had earlier told news agency IANS: “’83, is a very special project to me. I feel it’s more than a film. I will continue making films but there are some projects which come to you which are much above films and our individual career and ’83 is that kind of a project.” Ranveer Singh had earlier shared picture from an event held in Mumbai which was attended by the likes of Kapil Dev and Krishnamachari Srikkant. “What a day it’s been. To have met our sporting heroes in the flesh and be regaled by their stories – full of nostalgia, humour and emotion. A truly unforgettable event. Trophy at England’s Lords Stadium on 25 June 1983 – The day when India turned the world upside down,” he wrote.
Now to our surprise Vijay Devarakonda, the south Indian sensation has joined the crew it seems. Finally, Vijay is going to Bollywood as he signed his first Hindi movie. But this is not going to be his first one as a leading man, but he signed to play an important character in the upcoming biopic of cricketer Kapil Dev. Titled “83”, this biopic being directed by Kabir Khan narrates the story of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev and his world cup winning team in 1983. Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Kapil in this film.
Now, Vijay Devarakonda is signed to play the role of Tamil cricketer Krishnamachari Srikanth who is also part of 1983’s men-in-blue team. In real life both Kapil and Srikanth are very good friends and that makes us to wait to thunderbolt performers, Ranveer and Vijay shine in the screen together.
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) December 22, 2018
This Telugu star grabbed the attention of big Bollywood names by his splendid performance in movie “Arjun Reddy”. Not only the Bollywood but he also created a huge fan base in northern India with his amazing looks and acting skills.
Big banners like Dharma Productions and Yash Raj Singh were making an attempt to cast Vijay in their productions. Recently in an episode of Koffee with Karan 6 Yash Kapoor and Karan Johar praised the performance of Telugu star. Karan had also stated Vijay as “supremely sexy men” south Indian industry is currently having. Well, with rumours all around it was expected that Karan will come with a script where he will take Vijay in the lead role.