83 Review: The Movie Helps You To Relive The History And Cherish The Heroes Of 1983 World Cup

CastRanveer Singh
Deepika Padukone
Pankaj Tripathi
Harrdy Sandhu
Ammy Virk
Wamiqa Gabbi
DirectorKabir Khan 
Kiddaan Rating

Yes, we have watched the most awaited Indian movie of the year ’83’ and are here with its review for you. Who doesn’t know that this movie features the powerhouse of energy- Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, the then captain of Indian Cricket Team and with him amazing actors like Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, Harrdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patil, Dinker Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Sahil Khattar, Adinath Kothare, Dhairya Karwa and R Badree, Wamiqa Gabbi, Neena Gupta and many more promising actors. 

The movie is perfectly titled as it is based on the historic world cup matches Indian Cricket Team played in 1983. With various ups and downs, heart winning moments, emotional drives, and the astonishing acting/playing skills of the actors, we have fallen in absolute love with the movie. Though we have elaborated it already that ’83’ is a must watch for Indians, you can read further to get to know the detailed review and our reaction to it. 

Starting with the things which happened to win our hearts personally i.e. the exceptional cinematography and the convincing looks of the actors. Aseen Mishra has impressed us with his stunning glare shots. And on the other side, we won’t mind taking time out to appreciate the looks of

Ranveer Singh and Harrdy Sandhu as Kapil Dev and Madan Lal respectively. Not only the looks, Ranveer also had a great hold on the accent to convince us to believe that we are watching Kapil Dev on screens. 

After this, there is also no doubt in the fact that the direction of the movie is also very beautiful. Kabir Khan knew how to win the fans’ hearts so he made sure to keep some very special and unexpected scenes in the movie (we really want to reveal, but since they are special and we don’t want to spill the beans for you, we won’t’. But one thing that we can disclose and it is equally special if Kabir Khan’s creativity is synchronizing the real moments with the reel one. Not only they are heart melting but are proof enough that the makers and the cast of movie has worked harder than one can think. 

Moving forward to the acting skills of the actors to which we have already given the ‘impressive certificate’, we will still elaborate on it. Undoubtedly the casting remains one of the best aspects of this movie, because each and every actors has served the character in the best expected way. The actors copied the real players so well that there were moments where you’ll forget that what you’re watching on screen in reel, acting and filmed. Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev is promising and convincing, and we were specially moved by the performances of Jivaa as K.Srikkanth and Saqib Salem as Jimmy. Talking about the talents from Punjab, Ammy Virk, Harrdy Sandhu and Wamiqa Gabbi, they too delivered the best of them and succeeded in getting thumbs up from the critics. Ammy Virk as Balwinder Sandhu was one character who made sure to include humour and make the movie entertaining throughout. And on the other hand Harrdy Sandhu as Madan Lal was very exceptional as we cannot forget the fact that he himself has been a professional cricketer and has learned under the guidance of Madan Lal in reality. But witnessing the fact that Harrdy Sandhu was given less dialogues and screen space was a little disappointing. 

Not only Harrdy, but there are many more characters who’s screen space was a little less than we wished for. Though there is no one specific lead or hero of the movie, the makers have made the Kapil Dev’s character stronger than anyone else’s. In fact, Deepika Padukone who plays Romi Bhatia, the wife of Kapil Dev brings no difference in the movie. She looked extremely beautiful but even if she wasn’t there in the movie, it wouldn’t have made any major difference. Same goes with the character of Wamiqa Gabbi who was good in portraying what was assigned to her, but was not on the screen for a long time. Similarly one more fact that couldn’t satisfy us was our urge to feel emotional. No doubt there are various ups and downs in the movie, but we felt like our urge to witness a strong enough emotional scene to wet our eyes remained unfulfilled. Since the World Cup of 1983 is not only historic but close to heart for Indians, this movie should have had some more emotions. 

But anyway, shifting back our focus to the overall watch experience of 83, it was overwhelming. Even if you haven’t been fortunate enough to watch a live match sitting in a stadium, this movie might fulfill your desires. You’ll end up falling in love with the characters, not the actors, and this is exactly what makes the movie an outstanding one. The Movie Is A Treat For Cricket Lovers, And Assures To Impress The Non-Fans Too.

Can 83 be considered as the best of 2022? Yes we surely believe so. 

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