The energetic star of Bollywood, Ranveer Singh, is all set to play the role of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev in the biopic based on the iconic win of India at the 1983 World Cup.
The film is helmed by Kabir Khan and was set to release on April 5, 2019. However, there is a new release date given by makers and now it will hit the screens on August 30, 2019.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Ranveer Singh. Director Kabir Khan… Mark your calendar… #1983TheFilm to release on 30 Aug 2019… #Reliance #Phantom.”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 4, 2018
The film will follow how under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, the Indian cricket team defeated West Indies in the final of the 1983 World Cup. It tracks the coming-of-age of not just a cricketing team, but of a young nation in the eyes of the world.
Earlier in a statement, Kabir Khan said, “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.”
When Ranveer was asked about playing Kapil Dev, he said, “It should be exciting to get into the skin of such a legendary player. I am really looking forward to it but it is going to be a while before I commence work on it.”