83: Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev to Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar, meet real-life Kapil’s Devils

The first trailer for 83, the long-awaited sports drama directed by Kabir Khan, was unveiled on Tuesday. The film will tell the story of Kapil Dev-led Team India’s underdog victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Ranveer Singh leads an ensemble crew that also includes his real wife Deepika Padukone as Kapil’s wife, Romi Dev.

The three-minute trailer of 83 dives into the locker room excitement and public humiliation that Indian cricketers had to deal with at the World Cup before taking on the formidable West Indies team in the final at Lord’s.

Watch the trailer for 83

Ahead of the film’s cinema premiere on December 24, here’s an overview of who plays who in the film:

Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev

Ranveer Singh plays the former captain, all-rounder Kapil Dev. (Photo: Express Archive / Reliance Entertainment)

Ranveer made his acting debut with Band Baaja Baaraat. He has delivered acclaimed performances in films such as Gully Boy and Lootera, and has also appeared in blockbusters such as Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani and Simmba.

Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar

Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar, in a still image from the 83 trailer. (Photo: Express Archive / Reliance Entertainment)

Tahir appeared briefly in Kai Po Che! and One by Two, before appearing in Mardaani. He also performed in Chhichhore. He plays ‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar.

Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Jiiva as Kris Srikkanth, in a still image from the 83 trailer. (Photo: Express Archive / Reliance Entertainment)

Jiiva works primarily in the Tamil film industry. He has appeared in films such as E (2006), Katradhu Tamizh (2007), Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009), Ko (2011), Nanban (2012), Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012), Endrendrum Punnagai (2013), Kalakalappu 2 ( 2018) and Kalathil Santhippom (2021).

Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath

Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath, in a still image from the 83 trailer. (Photo: Express Archive / Reliance Entertainment)

Saqib made his debut with Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, and has also starred in Mere Dad Ki Maruti. In 2018, he participated in Salman Khan’s Race 3.

Jatin Sarna as Yashpal Sharma

Jatin Sarna plays Yashpal Sharma in 83rd (Photo: Reliance Entertainment)

Jatin broke out with a supporting role in Netflix’s first Indian original series, Sacred Games, where he played a henchman named Bunty.

Chirag Patil as Sandeep Patil

Chirag Patil plays his father, Sandeep Patil, in 83. (Photo: Express Archive / Reliance Entertainment)

Sandeep Patil’s real son Chirag plays him in 83. Chirag made his debut with Chargesheet directed by Dev Anand and has appeared in both Hindi and Marathi films.

Sharma thinks like Kirti Azad

Newcomer Dinker Sharma appears as Kirti Azad in 83. (Photo: Reliance Entertainment)

The relatively newcomer Dinker Sharma has only a handful of credits to his name on IMDb. He has appeared in Netflix’s Delhi Crime.

Nishant Dahiya as Roger Binny

Nishant Dahiya plays regular bowler Roger Binny in 83. (Photo: Express Archive / Reliance Entertainment)

Nishant has appeared in Raat Akeli Hai, Kedarnath and like Saqib also in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.

Harrdy Sandhu as Madan Lal

Harrdy Sandhu brings his cricket experience to 83, where he plays Madan Lal. (Photo: Reliance Entertainment)

Harrdy is a popular Punjabi singer who also has considerable experience as a cricketer. He played under 19 cricket for India and represented the Punjab.

Sahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani

Sahil Khattar plays wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani in 83. (Photo: Express Archive / Reliance Entertainment)

Former YouTuber and RJ, Sahil has also hosted concerts before making his big screen debut at 83.

Ammy seems like Balwinder Sandhu

Ammy Virk plays between pacer Balwinder Sandhu in 83. (Photo: Reliance Entertainment)

Like Harrdy, Ammy also started as a singer in Punjab. He has since appeared in films such as Qismat and Qismat 2, as well as the recent Bhuj: The Pride of India.

Adinath Kothare as Dilip Vengsarkar

Adinath Kothare as batsman Dilip Vengsarkar in 83. (Photo: Express Archive / Reliance Entertainment)

Adinath Kothare works primarily in Marathi films. As a director, he was in charge of the national award-winning film Paani.

Dhairya Karwa as Ravi Shastri

Dhairya Karwa plays the batting all-rounder Ravi Shastri in 83rd (Photo: Reliance Entertainment)

Dhairya has appeared in the Amazon Prime Video series Made in Heaven as well as Uri: The Surgical Strike. He will next be seen in Shakun Batra’s domestic noir film starring Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi.

R Badree as Sunil Valson

R Badree as 12th man Sunil Valson, who did not play a single match at the World Cup in 1983. (Photo: Reliance Entertainment)

R Badree has worked with Kabir Khan before, on the filmmaker’s Amazon series The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye. He has also appeared in Line of Descent and Nandigramer Chokher Pani.

83 will hit theaters on December 24 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Produced by Kabir Khan Films, Reliance Entertainment and PVR Pictures, 83 will also be released in 3D.


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