Amidst the upcoming World Cup 2019 fever kickstarts the journey of the Kapil Dev biopic, ’83 the film’ in the UK.
Directed by Kabir Khan, the Kapil Dev biopic is based on India’s historic victory in the 1983 World Cup at Lords Stadium, England and the team has begun their first scheduled shoot in the UK.
Last week, the final cast for this reel cricket team was announced with names including- Saqib Saleem, Adinath Kothare, Chirag Patil, Harddy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jatin Sarna, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Dinker Sharma, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Dhairya Karwa, Nishant Dahhiya and R Badree as the whole team suit up for a team reveal right before their first schedule began.
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Kapil's Devils wearing confidence on their sleeves! @ranveersingh @kabirkhankk @saqibsaleem @ammyvirk @harrdysandhu @adinathkothare @iamchiragpatil @issahilkhattar @thejatinsarna @rbadree @tahirrajbhasin @dinkersharmaa @dhairya275 #NishantDahiya #MadhuMantena @sarkarshibasish #SajidNadiadwala @vishnuinduri @reliance.entertainment @nadiadwalagrandson @83thefilm
The team’s schedule in the UK interestingly co-incides with the India Today’s Salaam Cricket Conclave 2019 held at London, yesterday (June 2, 2019). National and International senior cricketers, namely Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Vivian Richards, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Younis Khan among others graced this conclave’s stage participating in trivia, discussions, and debates on the spirit of cricket and the upcoming Cricket World Cup.
Ranveer Singh, set to play the character of Kapil Dev got hold of this opportunity as he joined Harbhajan Singh and Misbah Ul Haq on stage to discuss cricket and his upcoming film with the whole reel team joining in for the conclave.
The social media of ’83 the film’, cricket legends and the team of reel cricketers has been flooding with proud, happy pictures of these cricket legends meeting and greeting with the reel team of ’83 since yesterday.
So this doesn’t happen daily, when you not only meet legends but the god of cricket himself. After listening to them i will start playing cricket seriously. @sachin_rt #SunilGavaskar @wasimakramlive @harbhajan_singh
@83thefilm #83squad #SalaamCricket19 pic.twitter.com/Tsm5JQQqWn
— Jatin sarna (@jatinsarna) June 2, 2019
Infact, the social media around ’83 the film’ has been as active as the escalating fever of the upcoming world cup. Pictures of Ranveer Singh sharing the couch with Kapil Dev indoors or him taking lessons on the field, the #83onceagain hashtag bringing back media coverage of the historic ’83 World Cup win for India and grand revelation of the whole team.
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Aye, Aye captain! The Real and the Reel captains train hard at Dharamshala! ? #Relive83 @ranveersingh #KapilDev @kabirkhankk @reliance.entertainment @mantenamadhu @vishnuinduri . . . . . . #Dharamshala #Kangra #BootCamp #Training #83thefilm #Sports #Cricket #Cricket? #1983WorldCup #WorldCup #Pitch #RanveerSingh #KabirKhan #Bollywood #Film #Cinema #Movie
The Prudential cup wasn't easy to achieve but the boys created history. #83OneMoreTime@RanveerOfficial @kabirkhankk #MadhuMantena @Shibasishsarkar #SajidNadiadwala @vishinduri @RelianceEnt @NGEMovies pic.twitter.com/MjosLlOdpk
— '83 (@83thefilm) May 31, 2019
While films have time and again used moment marketing with real-life events, for ’83 the film, World Cup is sure a golden ticket.