New Delhi, Feb 4: Kabir Khan’s 83 starring Ranveer Singh, which will tell the story of India’s incredible 1983 cricket World Cup victory, will release on August 30, 2019, its makers announced on Sunday.
The film is being made by Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films in association with Vibri Media and Kabir Khan Films.
“Mark your calendar! ‘83 will be releasing on August 30, 2019. ‘83 stars Ranveer Singh. Directed by Kabir Khan,” read a tweet by Reliance Entertainment.
— Reliance Entertainment (@RelianceEnt) February 4, 2018
Ranveer, who is on a roll with the response to “Padmaavat”, plays star cricketer Kapil Dev in the movie.
Talking about playing Dev in 83, Ranveer earlier told news agency PTI, “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.”
The film follows how, under the captaincy of then newbie Kapil Dev, the Indian cricket team defeated West Indies. It tracks the coming-of-age of not just a cricketing team, but of a young nation in the eyes of the world.
Earlier, the makers were planning an April 2019 release for the film.