In a massive recent development, one of the most popular Bollywood actors, Ranveer Singh confirmed on Twitter that his much-awaited movie ‘83’ will hit the theatres in June this year. The much-anticipated upcoming Bollywood movie is based on India’s miraculous and memorable 1983 World Cup win and highlighting one of the most historic moments of Indian cricket. Originally, the film was supposed to be released on April 10 last year, however, due to the massive COVID-19 outbreak, the makers were forced to postpone the release date.
It was also reported, that the makers had also thought over about releasing the movie on 25th December last year. However, eventually the release date was shifted to June 2021 as the makers wanted to release the film at a time when the theatres will be running at full capacity. During the lockdown, there were many rumours doing the rounds that 83 might release on an OTT platform and even director Kabir Khan had confirmed that the makers were surely offered huge amount by streaming platforms to release the film directly online.
Director Kabir Singh later stamped his confirmation that the movie would come out only in theatres. On 19th February, Friday, Ranveer Singh who will be playing the lead role in the film portraying the role of World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, took to Twitter to announce the release date. In an interesting statistic for all the cricket fanatics, India’s campaign at the 1983 World Cup had also started at the same date with a warm-up game.
“June 4th, 2021 !!!! in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. See you in cinemas !!!” wrote Ranveer Singh on Twitter.
Apart from Ranveer, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone will now also essay the role of his reel life wife Romi Bhatia. It is also understood that popular singer Harrdy Sandhu will play the role of fast bowler Madan Lal while Chirag Patil will play his father Sandeep Patil and veteran actor Boman Irani will portray the role of Farokh Engineer.
The Kapil Dev-led Indian team scripted history with a miraculous win over the great West Indies side in final of the 1983 World Cup at the Lord’s cricket ground. However, not many gave India a chance to lift the title after having entered the finale as the firm underdogs. But India also made their intentions pretty clear after having defeated two-time defending champions West Indies in their first game.
India then defeated Zimbabwe before losing their way to Australia and West Indies in the league-stages of the tournament. However, after skipper Kapil Dev’s astounding knock of 175 runs against Zimbabwe, Team India refused to look back and went on to beat the likes of Australia and England to qualify for the final. In the final, they successfully defended a paltry total of 183 runs to win the World Cup trophy against the mighty West Indies.
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