'83' trailer: Who plays whom in India's historic real-to-reel World Cup story
- The trailer of “83” released on Tuesday
- The film will release on December 24, 2021
- Ranveer Singh will play the role of Kapil Dev in the film
The trailer of “83”, the long-awaited film about India’s first cricket world cup triumph in 1983 landed on Tuesday. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film has an epic star-cast with Ranveer Singh playing the lead. The “Gully Boy” and “Padmavat” star will play the role of Indian captain Kapil Dev in the film.
In the trailer, Ranveer aces the cricketing legend’s Haryanvi accent and snippets show how the Indian team responded to its unlikely world cup journey. Here’s a look at the star-cast of “83”:
The original little master Sunil Gavaskar, who was part of India’s world cup winning team, is played by Tahir Raj Bhasin. Gavaskar, who scored 34 Test hundreds in his career, opened the batting for India in the historic final and was out for just two runs.
Tahir Raj Bhasin, an alumnus of the prestigious Film and Television Institute (FTII), has previously acted in successful films such as “Chhichhore” and “Mardani”.
Jiiva aka Amar Choudhury will play the role of star India opener Krishnamachari Srikkanth. A popular actor in Tamil cinema, “83” marks the debut of Jiiva in Hindi cinema. Krishnamachari Srikkanth played a major role in India’s batting line-up in the 1983 World Cup. He scored 38 runs in 57 balls.
The role of Mohinder Amarnath, the Man of the Match, in the 1983 World Cup final, will be essayed by Saqib Saleem. An all-rounder of epic impact, Mohinder Amarnath scored 26 runs and took eight wickets.
Saqib Saleem, 33, started out in “Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge” but has played several powerful roles on-screen.
The role of Yashpal Sharma, who scored 11 runs in the 1983 world cup final, will be played by Jatin Sarna. Jatin Sarna played the iconic role of Bunty in the Netflix hit “Sacred Games”.
Ushering in one of the iconic moments of Indian cinema, Sandip Patil’s son Chirag Patil will play the role of his father on screen. Chirag Patil has previously worked in “Chargesheet”, “Ekada Vhave” and “Wake up India”.
Kirti Azad’s role in the film will be essayed by Dinker Sharma. While Azad was out on a duck in the world cup final, Dinker Sharma is expected to score. Dinker’s role in the popular web-series “Delhi Crime” grabbed a lot of attention.
Roger Binny, the ever-so-colourful cricketer, scored only two runs in the world cup final. The cricketer’s role will be essayed by Nishant Dahiya. The film has worked previously worked in “Kedarnath” and “Raat Akeli Hai”.
Ace Indian bowler Madan Lal scored a solid 17 in the world cup final out of the 183 runs scored. Harrdy Sandhu, a Punjabi singer-turned-actor, will essay the role of Madan Lal.
Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani played a critical role in India’s world cup victory putting together 14 runs at the very end. Kirmani’s role will be essayed by Sahil Khattar.
Balvinder Singh Sandhu
Balvinder Singh Sandhu, who took two wickets and played an important role to limit the West Indies to 146, had an important role in India’s win. Balvinder Singh Sandhu’s role will be played by Ammy Virk, a Punjabi singer-turned-actor.