‘It’s one of the best screenplays I’ve ever heard in my entire career’ – Ranveer Singh shares an emotional story of ‘83’
83 is a movie that will depict the in and out of India’s 1983 World Cup triumph.
Updated - Dec 20, 2021 9:18 pm
The 1983 World Cup was the point that changed the whole perspective of cricket in India. Before that, cricket was one of the many sports, but as soon as Kapil Dev lifted the then Prudential Cup, India found its new religion and a new god. Over the years, Indian cricket has seen some of the most significant triumphs that will be remembered in the times to come. However, not many would come close to India becoming the world champions for the first time.
83 is a movie that will depict the in and out of India’s triumph, and Ranveer Singh will be playing the role of the then Indian skipper Kapil Dev. During an interaction, Ranveer narrated several stories related to the movie. He mentioned that after watching the film’s final version, he became emotional and couldn’t control himself from crying.
“When the lights came on, there were tears streaming down my eyes,” Ranveer said in a conversation with The National. “It was as if I’ve just come out of a trance. The finished product is so powerful. I knew I was in a great film, but I didn’t realise it would hit me so hard,” he added.
The acclaimed director behind movies like Bajrangi Bhaijan and Ek Tha Tiger, Kabir Khan, is the director of 83. Last Wednesday (December 15), the movie had its world premiere at the first Red Sea International Film Festival.
‘It’s a great piece of cinematic work’ – Ranveer Singh
Ranveer is one of the many actors in Bollywood who has done several films in different genres. But, 83 is his first sports drama, and his excitement for this movie can be seen in the way he talks about it. The veteran actor expects that the audience will also feel the same that he felt during the screening.
“It’s a great piece of cinematic work, if I should say so myself. What I experienced watching it with an audience for the first time, sitting in that hall, where people were laughing, crying and standing up and cheering… it was overwhelming,” the 36-year-old said.
The actor mentioned that the film’s script is one of the best that he has worked in his career. “It’s one of the best screenplays I’ve ever heard in my entire career. If there was ever a story that needs to be told, then this is it,” he added.