’83’ teaser: Watch Ranveer Singh’s Kapil Dev take World Cup-winning catch
The teaser gives a glimpse into the World Cup final on June 25, 1983 at the Lord's Cricket Ground
The trailer will be released on November 30, while the film will hit theatres on December 24
'83' is directed by Kabir Khan and also stars Deepika Padukone
The short clip gives a glimpse into the World Cup final on June 25, 1983 at the Lord's Cricket Ground, London, when India beat the mighty West Indies to lift their maiden title. The clip shows the match-winning delivery, on which Kapil Dev took the catch to dismiss batting great Vivian Richards off Madan Lal's bowling.
"The greatest Story. The greatest Glory," Ranveer Singh wrote in the caption for the teaser on Twitter. "83 RELEASING IN CINEMAS ON 24TH DEC, 2021, in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Teaser out now. Trailer out on 30th Nov."
The film will hit theatres on December 24.
Watch the teaser here:
The film '83' follows the story of the World Cup-winning Indian team in England. It is helmed by Kabir Khan and also stars Deepika Padukone as Kapil Dev's wife Romi, Pankaj Tripathi as manager PR Man Singh, Ammy Virk as Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Tahir Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar and others.
The film was originally scheduled to release on April 10, 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were speculations about the film's release on OTT platforms, but the makers of the film decided against releasing it on streaming platforms.
In an earlier interview with Mumbai Mirror, Khan opened up about the shooting of the film in London.
"We shot for five days at the Lord’s stadium in London, entering the members-only Long Room where no camera had ventured before, the dressing rooms and locker rooms, then, stepped out on the balcony where the World Cup was presented to Kapil sir.
He said that they had the priviledge of shooting with the real World Cup trophy for the film, adding that Ranveer got "overwhelmed" and "broke down" upon seeing the original trophy.