- The film released on Friday
- The film opened to stellar reviews
- It has been directed by Kabir Khan
Kabir Khan's 83 has been equally adept at impressing the audience as well as critics so far. The film got a huge shout out from several film stars and cricketing legends. The latest person to join the fan club is none other than legendary actor Rajinikanth. The 71-year-old actor, on Tuesday, gave a shout out to the film on Twitter. "83 Wow what a movie... Magnificent! Many congratulations to the producers. Kabir Khan, Kapil Dev, Ranveer Singh and Jiiva and all the cast and crew," he wrote. In the film, Ranveer Singh starred as Kapil Dev, Jiiva played the role of Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
Read Rajinikanth's tweet here:
83 opened top stellar reviews. Film critic Saibal Chatterjee, in his review for NDTV, gave the film 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote: "There can be no denying that 83 is the film it is because of the astounding central performance by Ranveer Singh. In fact, it would be inaccurate to call it a performance. The lead actor lives the part and, like Kapil Dev did, leads from the front. There is no pottering around for him. He grasps the role with unbridled passion and meets its demands head-on."
83 boasts of an impressive star cast that includes Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, Pankaj Tripathi as manager PR Man Singh, Ammy Virk as Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Saahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani and Tahir Bhasin plays the role of Sunil Gavaskar in the film. Deepika Padukone plays Kapil Dev's wife Romi on screen. The film hit the screens on Friday in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.