Cast Ranveer Singh
Deepika Padukone
Pankaj Tripathi
Harrdy Sandhu
Ammy Virk
Wamiqa Gabbi
Director Kabir Khan
Directed by Kabir Khan
Written by Kabir Khan
Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan
Vasan Bala
Dialogues by Kabir Khan
Sumit Arora
Based on 1983 Cricket World Cup
Produced by Deepika Padukone
Kabir Khan
Vishnu Vardhan Induri
Sajid Nadiadwala
Reliance Entertainment
83 Film Ltd
Starring Ranveer Singh
Deepika Padukone
Pankaj Tripathi
Tahir Raj Bhasin
Saqib Saleem
Jatin Sarna
Chirag Patil
Dinker Sharma
Nishant Dahiya
Harrdy Sandhu
Sahil Khattar
Ammy Virk
Adinath Kothare
Dhairya Karwa
R Badree
Cinematography Aseem Mishra
Edited by Nitin Baid
Music by Score:
Julius Packiam
Reliance Entertainment
Phantom Films
Vibri Media
KA Productions
Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment
Kabir Khan Films
Distributed by Reliance Entertainment
PVR Pictures
Release dates
  • 15 December 2021 (Red Sea International Film Festival)
  • 24 December 2021 (India)
Running time
161 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget ₹280 crore
Box office ₹193.67 crore



Yes, we have watched the most awaited Indian movie of the year ’83’ and are here with its review for you. Who doesn’t know that this movie features the powerhouse of energy- Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, the then captain of Indian Cricket Team and with him amazing actors like Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinker Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Sahil Khattar, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa and R Badree, Wamiqa Gabbi, Neena Gupta and many more promising actors.

The movie is perfectly titled as it is based on the historic world cup matches Indian Cricket Team played in 1983. With various ups and downs, heart winning moments, emotional drives, and the astonishing acting/playing skills of the actors, we have fallen in absolute love with the movie. Though we have elaborated it already that ’83’ is a must watch for Indians, you can read further to get to know the detailed review and our reaction to it.

Starting with the things which happened to win our hearts personally i.e. the exceptional cinematography and the convincing looks of the actors. Aseen Mishra has impressed us with his stunning glare shots. And on the other side, we won’t mind taking time out to appreciate the looks of

Ranveer Singh and Harrdy Sandhu as Kapil Dev and Madan Lal respectively. Not only the looks, Ranveer also had a great hold on the accent to convince us to believe that we are watching Kapil Dev on screens.

After this, there is also no doubt in the fact that the direction of the movie is also very beautiful. Kabir Khan knew how to win the fans’ hearts so he made sure to keep some very special and unexpected scenes in the movie (we really want to reveal, but since they are special and we don’t want to spill the beans for you, we won’t’. But one thing that we can disclose and it is equally special if Kabir Khan’s creativity is synchronizing the real moments with the reel one. Not only they are heart melting but are proof enough that the makers and the cast of movie has worked harder than one can think.

Moving forward to the acting skills of the actors to which we have already given the ‘impressive certificate’, we will still elaborate on it. Undoubtedly the casting remains one of the best aspects of this movie, because each and every actors has served the character in the best expected way. The actors copied the real players so well that there were moments where you’ll forget that what you’re watching on screen in reel, acting and filmed. Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev is promising and convincing, and we were specially moved by the performances of Jivaa as K.Srikkanth and Saqib Salem as Jimmy. Talking about the talents from Punjab, Ammy Virk, Harrdy Sandhu and Wamiqa Gabbi, they too delivered the best of them and succeeded in getting thumbs up from the critics. Ammy Virk as Balwinder Sandhu was one character who made sure to include humour and make the movie entertaining throughout. And on the other hand Harrdy Sandhu as Madan Lal was very exceptional as we cannot forget the fact that he himself has been a professional cricketer and has learned under the guidance of Madan Lal in reality. But witnessing the fact that Harrdy Sandhu was given less dialogues and screen space was a little disappointing.

Not only Harrdy, but there are many more characters who’s screen space was a little less than we wished for. Though there is no one specific lead or hero of the movie, the makers have made the Kapil Dev’s character stronger than anyone else’s. In fact, Deepika Padukone who plays Romi Bhatia, the wife of Kapil Dev brings no difference in the movie. She looked extremely beautiful but even if she wasn’t there in the movie, it wouldn’t have made any major difference. Same goes with the character of Wamiqa Gabbi who was good in portraying what was assigned to her, but was not on the screen for a long time. Similarly one more fact that couldn’t satisfy us was our urge to feel emotional. No doubt there are various ups and downs in the movie, but we felt like our urge to witness a strong enough emotional scene to wet our eyes remained unfulfilled. Since the World Cup of 1983 is not only historic but close to heart for Indians, this movie should have had some more emotions.

But anyway, shifting back our focus to the overall watch experience of 83, it was overwhelming. Even if you haven’t been fortunate enough to watch a live match sitting in a stadium, this movie might fulfill your desires. You’ll end up falling in love with the characters, not the actors, and this is exactly what makes the movie an outstanding one. The Movie Is A Treat For Cricket Lovers, And Assures To Impress The Non-Fans Too.


  • Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev: The captain of the Indian Cricket Team at the 1983 Cricket World Cup, Romi’s husband
  • Pankaj Tripathi as PR Man Singh: Manager of the Indian Cricket Team at the 1983 World Cup
  • Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar
  • Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth
  • Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath
  • Jatin Sarna as Yashpal Sharma
  • Chirag Patil as Sandeep Patil
  • Dinker Sharma as Kirti Azad
  • Nishant Dahiya as Roger Binny
  • Harrdy Sandhu as Madan Lal
  • Sahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani
  • Ammy Virk as Balwinder Sandhu
  • Adinath Kothare as Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Dhairya Karwa as Ravi Shastri
  • R Badree as Sunil Valson
  • Deepika Padukone as Romi Bhatia, Kapil’s wife
  • Neena Gupta as Raj Kumari Nikhanj, Kapil’s mother
  • Boman Irani as Farokh Engineer
  • Rajeev Gupta as Journalist Mishra
  • Aditi Arya as Inderjit Bhardwaj, Mohinder’s wife
  • Samreen Kaur as Simran, Balvinder’s fiancée
  • Satish Alekar as SK Wankhede
  • Wamiqa Gabbi as Annu Lal, Madan’s wife
  • Parvati Nair as Pammie Gavaskar, Sunil’s wife
  • Mohinder Amarnath as Lala Amarnath, Mohinder’s father
  • Avantika Akerkar as Indira Gandhi
  • Rukhsar Rehman as Salma Sultan
  • Ashok Banthia as Rajiv Khanna
  • Chandramouli Kalyanachakravarthy as Mr. Natarajan
  • Rajie Sarathy as Mrs. Natarajan
  • Swetha Vinod as Kalyani Natarajan
  • Anjum Batra as Kulwant Singh Toor
  • Happy Sharma as Gill
  • Jacques Taylor as Sir Vivian Richards
  • Carl Greenidge as Gordon Greenidge
  • Tagenarine Chanderpaul as Larry Gomes
  • Jason Clive Lloyd as Joel Garner
  • Orson Nurse as Clive Lloyd
  • Foozi Artan as Wayne Daniel
  • Sebastian Burchell as Dave Richardson[disambiguation needed]
  • Mali Marshall as Malcolm Marshall

Box office

According to Box Office India, the film is the second-highest grossing Hindi opener of 2021, collecting about ₹12.64 crore (US$1.7 million), the first being Sooryavanshi, which collected ₹26.29 crore (US$3.5 million).  By the second day of the release, the film had earned ₹25.73 crore (US$3.4 million),  and had earned about ₹30.91 crore (US$4.1 million) in the third day of its release, thereby earning about ₹83 crore (US$11 million) in the opening weekend.  Its collections, however saw a downward trend after first three days of its release, due to the heavy competition with Pushpa: The Rise and Spider-Man: No Way Home, the rise of COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, and the sudden restrictions imposed by the state governments, which included night curfew in Maharashtra and the closure of theatres in Delhi from 28 December 2021, as per the orders of Delhi government to control the pandemic.  This had impacted the collections of the film, as these territories significantly contribute to the Bollywood box office.  Experts further analysed that the postponement of other big-budget films which included JerseyRRRRadhe Shyam and Prithviraj, is a minimal hope for the film, so that the film might have a good run at the box-office.  

The film crossed the 100-crore mark on the sixth day of its release, earning about ₹106.03 crore (US$14 million) by 29 December 2021. By the first week, the worldwide box-office collection is estimated to be around ₹135 crore (US$18 million).  Within ten days of its release, the film managed to earn around ₹146.54 crore (US$19 million).  It was considered to be a box-office disappointment considering the higher production costs involved. As of 3 March 2022, the film grossed ₹129.73 crore in India and ₹63.94 crore overseas, for a worldwide gross collection of ₹193.67 crore.