- The film is based on India's World Cup win in 1983
- The film has been directed by Kabir Khan
- It will open in theatres on December 24 this year
On June 25, 1983, the Indian cricket team under the captaincy of Kapil Dev made the nation proud by winning the World Cup at Lord's, and 38 years later, Ranveer Singh and his team re-evoked the feeling and the rush of the glorious victory in the Kabir Khan-directed '83. The trailer of '83 dropped on the Internet on Tuesday morning and within minutes, it took the Internet by storm. We are not surprised at all. The film, which is based on India's World Cup win in 1983, features Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev or should we say the "Haryana Hurricane" - a name he got for his brilliant game techniques.
The trailer opens at India's match against Zimbabwe on June 18 in 1983 at the Nevill Ground in England. Team India is batting but unable to score well until Kapil Dev enters the game and flips it upside down by leading his team to victory. For those who don't know, team India won the next game against Australia too on June 20 and played the final with West Indies on June 25.
The following shots show the Indian cricket team being treated poorly compared to West Indies players in England. Indian players practice hard and have some light, fun moments too during the tournament.
Ranveer Singh's wife and actress Deepika Padukone, who has been roped in to play Kapil Dev's wife Romi Bhatia onscreen, enters the frame and steals the show. The team can be seen joking about Kapil Dev's dedication towards winning the World Cup by defeating West Indies at a get-together.
Cut to the final match shot, team India fails to perform well in the first half of the match and receives criticism from the crowd. But like Kapil Dev said before at a press conference in London: "We are here to win," he helps his team to bounce back and "pulling the unthinkable" - coming back home with the World Cup trophy.
Not to miss, Ranveer Singh gives us goosebumps with his monologue: "Ground ke bahar humari life mein jahe kuch bhi ho raha ho, jab hum ye uniform pehen ke ground mein utarte hai, humara ek hi maksad hota hai, jaan laga ke, desh ke liye khelna."
Pankaj Tripathi has been cast as manager PR Man Singh while Ammy Virk features as Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Saahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani and Tahir Bhasin has been zeroed in to play the role of Sunil Gavaskar in the film.
Sharing the trailer on Instagram, Ranveer Singh wrote: "The incredible true story of the underdogs who pulled off the unthinkable!"
Watch the trailer of '83 here:
'83 will open in theatres on December 24 this year in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.