'83 movie: Here is how much Kapil Dev and 1983 World Cup winning Indian team charged for their characters

’83 movie: Here is how much Kapil Dev and 1983 World Cup winning Indian team charged for their characters

The ’83 movie which hit the theatres on December 24 is been vastly loved by the audience.

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It is a no-brainer that cricket rules the Indian imagination. Add to it the memorable triumphs of the team and the fans are furthermore intrigued. Thus, the ’83 movie which hit the theatres on December 24 is been vastly loved by the audience.

The film is receiving praises from all over wherein the on-lookers are all thrilled to witness the journey of an extraordinary team that stacked firmly against all odds to script history. The movie takes one through the special odyssey of the then Indian team under Kapil Dev which lifted the World Cup in 1983 for the very first time.

And so naturally, the movie features some renowned cricketers like  Lala Amarnath, Ravi Shastri, Yashpal Sharma, Sunil Gavaskar, among others who were part of the World Cup-winning setup. Through the trailer, it was quite evident that the film has accurately depicted the characters and scenes and that in turn has garnered the audacity of its uniqueness.

But it is to be noted that Kapil Dev and the 1983 Indian team charged for their characters to be used in the film. According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the makers of the movie have paid Rs 15 crore to the original 1983 World Cup-winning team for ’83’. While the rest of the team received the sum of Rs 10 crore, the former India skipper Kapil Dev who led the team to the triumph got the maximum amount that is Rs. 5 crores.

“Before making the film it is important to acquire the rights of the subject and the individual stories of the players the film is based on, especially when it revolves around real-life people of incidents. Keeping this in mind, (makers) paid the original winning team of the 1983 World Cup approximately Rs 15 crore, while Kapil Dev walked away with the lion’s share of around Rs 5 crore for his go-ahead,” the report quoted a source as saying.

The ’83 movie presents to the audience what happened behind the scenes at the 1983 World Cup. It is an attempt to bring the special victory of a special team closer to the ardent cricket fans. The Ranveer Singh starrer is thus making a space into the hearts of the audience.