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Ranveer Singh is all set to recreate the most memorable moment of Indian cricket history on screen with Kabir Khan’s film titled ’83.
Essaying the role of Kapil Dev, Ranveer along with the Tubelight director Kabir will make the cine fans relive the proud moment in the history of Indian cricket when the squad of 14 men gave the nation a reason to celebrate. In 1983, the Indian cricket team led by Kapil Dev lifted the World Cup in England. It was the first time ever, that an Indian team won any prominent tournament and changed the face of the game in the country.
But before the movie goes on the floor early next year, the makers have planned a special event to honour the cricketers who brought laurels to the country back in 1983. The event is touted to be a grand one with the invites being given a unique design. Comprising of a bat and a ball, the invites are in sync with the theme of the film. Interestingly, the bat has been autographed by the champions of 1983 World Cup and has a tagline as ’83, when it all started.
The winning team comprised of ace-cricketers like Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath, Sunil Gavaskar, Kirti Azad, Yashpal Sharma, Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Roger Binny, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Sandeep Patil, Syed Kirmani, Madan Lal, Ravi Shastri, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sunil Valson and their manager PR Man Singh.
Check out the photos from the event organised by the makers of ’83:
The invite for the event has the autographs of the cricket players who played in 1983 World Cup tournament.
Another image of the invite.
The movie ’83 is the story of those 14 men who believed that they could and finish did it. Director Kabir Khan who has already scripted the movie says, “As a young schoolboy when I watched India win the 1983 Cricket World Cup I had no idea that from that day onwards Cricket in India will change forever. As a filmmaker, for me, the journey to that win, filled with raw energy and sheer passion of that young Indian team, is probably one of the most exciting stories I have worked on. And it’s great to have Ranveer come on board to play Kapil Dev, as honestly, I could see no one else for the role, ever since I started finalising the script.”
We’re all set for the big event!! 🏏🏆 #Relive83
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) September 27, 2017
’83 will be shot in the real locations and will make the youngsters celebrate the milestone in the history of Indian Cricket which happened when many were not even born. Vikramaditya Motwane of Phantom Films said, “’83 is the greatest Indian underdog sports story ever and we’re delighted to be making it with Kabir and Ranveer.”