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After a long wait of around two years, finally, the trailer of the movie based on the 1983 Cricket World Cup, has been released. In this multi-starrer movie, Ranveer Singh is playing the lead role.
The movie will portray one of the unforgettable moments of Indian cricket history. In the year 1983, the Indian Cricket Team led by Kapil Dev won the International Cricket World Cup.
On December 24, the movie will be released. If you are wondering who are the actors playing the role of the Indian cricket superstars of that time, then give this article a read. Here is a complete list of the star cast of the movie “83”.
Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev
Bollywood star Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Captain of the team Kapil Dev. Before the shoot of the movie, he reportedly stayed at Kapil Dev’s residence in Haryana to get the instances of his personal life. And the trailer perfectly shows the hard work he has put into the role.
Pankaj Tripathi as Man Singh (Team Manager)
Pankaj Tripathi, who has played some amazing roles on OTT platforms and silver screen, will be seen playing the role of Man Singh, then team manager of the Indian Cricket. He had reportedly said, “It was an emotional ride while I was reading the script of the movie “83”.”
Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar
Tahir Raj Bhasin has played important roles in movies like Kai Po Che and Chichhorre. Now, in “83”, he will be seen playing the role of legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar.
Dhairya Karwa as Ravi Shastri
This actor is well-known for his exceptional acting in Vicky Kaushal starrer “URI: The Surgical Strike”. In this movie, Dhairya is playing the role of Ravi Shastri, who played a key role in India’s win in the 1983 World Cup.
Hardy Sandhu as Madan Lal
Famous Punjabi singer Hardy Sandhu will also share the screen with Ranveer Singh in “83”. Hardavinder Singh Sandhu, popularly known as Hardy, is playing the role of former Indian cricketer and coach Madan Lal. The fun fact is that Hardy Sandhu is also a former cricketer. He was a fast bowler and played the game till 2007. However, because of an elbow injury, he had to leave the game. Later, he focused on his singing career.
Ammy Virk as Balwinder Sandhu
Another famous Punjabi singer and actor Ammy Virk is playing an important role in the movie. He will be seen playing the role of Balwinder Singh Sandhu, one of the greatest Indian fast bowlers at that time. “83” is not Ammy Virk’s debut Bollywood movie. Recently, he shared the screen with Ajay Devgn in the movie “Bhuj”.
Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth
The south Indian superstar Jiiva will make his entry to Bollywood with this much-awaited movie. Jiiva will play the role of the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team- Krishnamachari Srikkanth. His father RB Chaudhary is the producer of the movie.
Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath
Model and actor, Saqib Saleem will play the role of Mohinder Amarnath, one of the best batsmen that Indian Cricket had at that time. Also, he had won the “Man of the Match” title in the finals of the 1983 World Cup. Saqib’s made his debut in Bollywood in the year 2011 with the movie Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.
Jatin Sarna as Yashpal Sharma
Sacred Games famed Jatin Sarna is play the role of the explosive middle-order batsman of India, Yashpal Sharma. He recently died due to a cardiac ailment. Yashpal Sharma belonged to Ludhiana and started his cricketing career from here.
Jatin Sarna is best known for his roles in the movies Sonchiriya and web series “Sacred Games”. He played the role of Deepak “Bunty” Shinde.
Also read: Yashpal Sharma- Born in Ludhiana, died in hearts of Indian cricket fans
Nishant Dahiya as Roger Binny
Roger Binny’s role will be played by model and actor Nishant Dahiya. Roger Binny is known for his all-round performance in the 1983 World Cup. Along with his exceptional performance with the bat, he took 18 wickets during the tournament.
Nishant Dahiya is known for his roles in the movies Raat Akeli Hai and Titoo MBA.
Dinker Sharma as Kirti Azad
Kirti Azad is said to be one of the most notorious members of Kapil Dev’s World Cup Winning team. Actor Dinker Sharma will play his role in “83” movie. He is in the Bollywood industry for a long period of time. Also, he has worked as a theatre artist for many years.
Sandeep Patil’s son Chirag Patil will play his role. It would be interesting to see how Marathi actor Chirag portrays his father’s role on screen.
Sahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani
A famous YouTuber, TV host and amazing actor, Sahil Khattar will play the role of Syed Kirmani, one of the best wicket-keepers of his time.
Sahil owns two YouTube channels- Being Indian and Khattarnak. Other than that, he has hosted several sports events and shows. Also, he is a radio jockey.
R Badree as Sunil Valson
Actor R Badree will play the role of Sunil Valson, the only player in the team who did not get the chance to play a single match in the tournament.
Addinath Kothare as Dilip Vengsarkar
Addinath Kothare is a Marathi actor, producer and director. He will play the role of Dilip Vengsarkar, the player who took over the captaincy from Kapil Dev after 1983 World Cup.