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From Ranveer Singh to Hardy Sandhu, know who is playing who in “83”

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The trailer of Ranveer Singh’s “83” has been released, and it has quickly become the buzz of the town. The trailer recreates one of Indian cricket’s most memorable moments.

While the trailer is receiving a lot of love from the internet, here’s a peek at the film’s main characters.


“83” is a biographical sports drama based on the life of Kapil Dev, one of India’s most famous cricketers. The plot revolves around India’s historic victory in the (1983) Cricket World Cup under Dev’s captaincy.

Star Cast

Man Singh, Team Manager — Pankaj Tripathi

Man Singh, the manager of the 1983 World Cup-winning Indian team, will be played by Pankaj Tripathi. “Going through the screenplay was an emotional roller coaster for me. I was in tears. Kapil Dev’s entire path has motivated me much. I knew I wanted to be a part of this picture as soon as I heard the script.” said Pankaj Tripathi.

Kapil Dev — Ranveer Singh

In the film, Ranveer Singh will portray Kapil Dev. Ranveer Singh reportedly spent ten days in Haryana before the shoots, gathering details from Kapil Dev’s personal life.

Krishnamachari Srikkanth — Jiiva

Jiiva, a South star, will make his Bollywood debut with “83”. He will be seen as Krishnamachari Srikkanth, the former captain of the Indian cricket team.

Balwinder Sandhu — Ammy Virk

Balwinder Sandhu, the great bowler who memorably clean bowled Gordon Greenidge with his inswinger, will be played by Punjabi musician, actor, and producer Ammy Virk.

Sunil Gavaskar — Tahir Raj Bhasin

Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, widely recognised as two of the greatest batters of all time, had several captaincy exchanges. Tahir Raj Bhasin, an actor and model who has appeared in films such as “Kai Po Che!” and “Chhichhore”, will play the legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.

Ravi Shastri — Dhairya Karwa

Dhairya Karwa is known for his outstanding performance in the film “URI: The Surgical Strike”. Dhairya is now preparing to take on the role of great cricketer Ravi Shastri. In two World Cup matches in 1983, Shastri filled in for Gavaskar and opened with Srikkanth.

Sandeep Patil — Chirag Patil

This could be one of the film’s more intriguing casting choices. Chirag Patil, a Marathi actor and son of former cricketer Sandeep Patil, will fill his father’s shoes for the movie.

Syed Kirmani — Sahil Khattar

Sahil Khattar is a television host and actor who runs two YouTube channels, Khattarnaak and Being Indian. Also, he has hosted numerous sporting events. He will play the role of Syed Kirmani, the top wicket keeper from India in the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

Mohinder Amarnath — Saqib Saleem

In 83, Saqib will portray Mohinder ‘Jimmy’ Amarnath, a former cricketer and current cricket analyst. In the finals and semi-finals, ‘Jimmy’ was named ‘Man of the Match.’ Saqib Saleem is a well-known face in advertising as an actor and model.

Sunil Valson — R Badree

R Badree, a South Indian actor who graduated from FTII will play the role of Sunil Valson in “83”. Sunil Valson was a member of the Indian cricket squad in 1983. But he was the only one who did not play a single match.

Madan Lal — Hardy Sandhu

Hardy Sandhu, is a Punjabi singer, actor, and former cricketer. He was a fast bowler for over a decade before suffering a major elbow injury that forced him to leave the game in 2007. He will fill the shoes of Madan Lal, a former cricketer and national coach.

Dilip Vengsarkar — Addinath Kothare

Addinath Kothare, a Marathi actor, director, and producer, will play ‘Colonel’ Dilip Vengsarkar. After the 1987 Cricket World Cup, Vengsarkar took over as captain from Kapil Dev.

Yashpal Sharma — Jatin Sarna

Jatin Sarna is a theatre performer who is best known for his roles in Sonchiriya, Darbar, and Sacred Games. He is most known for his performance in Netflix India’s Sacred Games as Deepak “Bunty” Shinde. In this movie, he will play the role of Yashpal Sharma, a fiery middle-order batsman who was popular in the 1970s and 1980s.

Roger Binny — Nishant Dahiya

Nishant Dahiya is a model who has appeared in many films. Roger Binny, a cricket all-rounder, will be his character. Binny is well known for his 18 wickets and outstanding bowling performance in the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

Kirti Azad — Dinker Sharma

Dinker Sharma will play Kirti Azad, who was once the most notorious of Kapil Dev’s squad members. Dinker Sharma has been a part of the Bollywood industry for a long time, and he is also been a stage performer. He appeared in two short films, Cat People and Praner Manush. Aside from that, he was cast in a minor role in the Netflix series Delhi Crime.

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