Images from 83 The Film






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  1. Bob cristo Says:

    Though Kapil paaji has wide face and Ranvir has egg shape or long face. Still it is as similar as he could get. Always a huge fan of Ranvir and I know he would nailed it too.

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  2. IdeaUnique Says:

    Kapil Dev was a true-blue sportsman – no politics – no hanky-panky – always liked him!

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  3. tonymontana Says:

    Seems they’re going to make a superhero out of the Indian team of ’83. While I Kapil was easily the best Indian cricketer of that time, India’s winning was a fluke.

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    • as much of a fluke as Pakistan in 92 or the T20 WC in 09. SL in 96

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    • coolguy Says:

      It was less a fluke than our T20 World Cup victory in 2007. India went into 2007 T20 World Cup with young team, new captain and just 2-3 T20 games experience. There was no IPL at that time and India never took T20 seriously until then. But rest is history.

      India in 1983 was packed with all rounders and yes it may look like a fluke but most great teams start like this. Coming out of nowhere and then gradually growing. India won the World Series just couple of years later in Australia and was favorite to win 1987 World Cup where it lost to England in semis because our spinners couldn’t figure out how to bowl to sweeping Gooch.

      I really hope this movie is not about one guy but about the team. Since it was a genuine team effort. Same is the case with 2011. Sachin scores 673 runs, Yuvraj was man of the series and Gambhir scored 97 in Final. Ehr Sachin and Sehwag got out cheaply he took the team to brink of victory. But Dhoni takes all the credit. Not saying Dhoni doesn’t deserve credit but it was a team effort but media keeps showing that six and giving all credit to him.

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      • coolguy Says:

        Edit- When Sachin and Sehwag got out cheaply Gambhir took the team to brink of victory.

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      • tonymontana Says:

        Yes the Indian team was much stronger during the 1987 world cup. That one was easily one of our best squads ever.

        Many had predicted an India pak final then. Both Australia n England caused major upsets of the time.

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        • It was Kapil dumb capatincy, Gooch swept India out of Semis; He never put any fielder to deter Gooch.

          I see same problem with Kuldeep; if pitch is not assisting his slowness is used to easily sweep.

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  4. did Farhan Akthar hijack 83 the film?

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  5. sanjana Says:

    We have too many films on cricket and cricketers. One more wont hurt us. Somebody wrote(krk?) that its cost is 250 crores.
    Somebody should make a film on the dashing, handsome Yuvraj who battled cancer and came back gloriously.

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    • coolguy Says:

      He did successfully beat cancer but when he came back as cricketer he wasn’t the same. But ya, I would rather see a movie on him than 1983 World Cup. In fact they should make movies on Ranjit Singhji or even Pataudi and Wadekar teams that got their first victory on foreign soil. The odds they were against is actually unimaginable today. I still remember watching India face Australia, England, West Indies or even Pakistan in late 80s and early 90s in their country and even winning a match there was considered huge achievement. And these guys played decades before that. How that would have felt is quite unimaginable.

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      • Overseas wins in the 90’s were tough simply because we didn’t have a good enough pace battery like we have now & nor did we have a middle order of the quality we had during Ganguly’s era (full credit to Ganguly for building a solid foundation on which Indian cricket could progress further). 83 WC is glorified simply because limited overs cricket is far more overrated than actual test cricket here. We live in a nation where even a junk WT20 win of 2007 is more celebrated than our first test series win in Aus in 2018-19 so its all but obvious that 83 would be more glorified than Wadekar’s 71 team since 83 is a ‘real’ WC, not some trash 20 garbage.

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  6. Ranveer SIngh would ace it. But why only Kapil is played by a star?

    What about Madan Lal, Mohinder Amarnath? Isn’t it glorifying one person and making a team sport reduce to one man show?

    Would be tough to beat the quality of the superhit and one of the best sports movie – MS Dhoni, that Neeraj Pandey made with Sushant Singh Rajput.

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