Reliance Entertainment has released the trailer for Ranveer Singh’s upcoming sports biopic about India’s cricket world cup win in London, titled 83.
In a story of ups, downs and the ultimate underdog, Bollywood megastar Ranveer Singh transforms into 1983 Indian captain and cricket icon Kapil Dev, as he leads his team to their first-ever world title against all odds.
Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films’ emotional sports biopic is directed by Kabir Khan also stars International stalwart, Deepika Padukone as Romi, Kapil Dev’s wife.
The story is set in 1983, where India exerted every effort to defeat the West Indies at Lords in London — the ‘home of cricket’. Entering the tournament, the Indian national team had only won a solitary game in the previous two world cups, meaning they were rank outsiders for the crown as the tournament arrived in England and Wales. Determined to take home the world title however, Kapil Dev defied the odds and made history.
Taking to Twitter to announce the trailer launch, Singh tweeted: “The incredible true story of the underdog who pulled off the unthinkable! #83Trailer in Hindi Out Now”, which is available to watch below:
The trailer offers a glimpse into the hair-raising action — from losses and dismay to determination, defiance and victory.
The film is produced by Deepika Padukone, Kabir Khan Pictures, Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Sajid Nadiadwala, Phantom Films, Reliance Entertainment and 83 Film Ltd.
83 releases in UK cinemas on the 24 December, 2021.