Have you seen Ranveer Singh as the legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev?

Ranveer Singh first look

Right after Ranveer Singh presented the first look of biographical sports drama ’83 on Twitter on his birthday it went viral and received a positive response from the film enthusiasts. In the first look of the biopic of Kapil Dev Ranveer Singh is looking almost similar to the cricketer with Dev’s signature moustache and dressed in a white shirt, spinning the red leather ball with a fierce look in his eyes.

Twitting the first look of ’83 Ranveer on his 34th birthday wrote, “On my special day, here’s presenting THE HARYANA HURRICANE KAPIL DEV.”

His fans and fellow actors congratulate him with birthday wishes commenting on his post. Actor Rajpal Yadav replied, “Superb…excellent look…had to see the pic twice as u look exactly like Kapilji here! Fantastic Ranveer! Have a smashing birthday!! Cheers bro.”

Actor Aditi Rao Hydari commented “Uffffff.”

JackkyBhagnani who is known for his role as Ritesh Virani in 2011 comedy drama F.A.L.T.U Twitted with a birthday wish, “A bundle of unmatched energy, a complete powerhouse of talent, you my friend @RanveerOfficial are indeed a rare & special one! Your grit & determination is reflecting on the first look of ’83. I’m sure you’re gonna kill it! Wish you a very Happy Birthday!”

His fans are also raving replaying to his tweet.

Shenin Dhanani‏ wrote, “Like SAME!!!!! Ranveer you don’t play the character given you LIVE it!!!!!!”


Kabir Khan directorial ’83 is set to release on 10 April 2020. The Phantom and Nadiadwala Grandson film has already created the buzz in the industry. The film is to feature Ranveer’s wife DeepikaPadukone as the wife of Kapil Dev Romi Bhatia. Also, Pankaj Tripathi as Man Singh and Sonia Goswami, Ammy Virk, SaqibSaleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar, Dywayne Thomas are to be seen in major roles in the film. The film is produced by MadhuMantena, Vishnu Induri and Kabir, and presented by Reliance Entertainment.

In Oketree Sports 10th episode of Breakfast with Champions Season 6 Kapil Dev told Gaurav Kapur about the film that the actors are fabulous and he appreciates the director Kabir Khan for his emphasis on the small details in the film. He said, “Like my pronunciation is not correct, so they used to pick up each and everything on how I talk. He was just thinking if he has to be a first bowler then what should be his attitude and he was trying to establish how I get angry. I told him I don’t get angry. I have been angry on the field. Off the field, I never got angry in my life.”

Appreciating the efforts of the team, Oaktree Sports Twitted “@RanveerOfficial, @kabirkhankk& team are all set to recreate the historic win that changed Indian Cricket forever. We can’t wait to relive it!”

Sing put so much efforts to transform into Dev. In his approach to playing the living legend, the Singh told IANS, “Playing a living legend poses a unique set of challenges, and your approach to the preparation for that character has to be all the more intensive. And it has been. But at the same time, it has been very rewarding and fulfilling.”

As per the title of the film suggests the plotline will focus on the 1983 World Cup held in England. The champion team India which was captained by Kapil Dev would be the primary focus of the film.

Here’s what you need to know about Ranveer Singh

Recipient of three Filmfare Awards Ranveer Singh Bhavnani made his acting debut in 2010 with a leading role in romantic comedy Band BaajaBaaraat under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The film earned him his first Filmfare award for Best Male Debut. His role in the melancholic drama Lootera gained the appraisal of the critics. However, his collaboration with director Sanjay LeelaBhansali made him a versatile actor. The Ranveer- Bhansali films, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), BajiraoMastani (2015) and Padmabat (2018) were commercial and critical success. His 2018 action drama film Simba which was directed by Rohit Shetty has been ranked among the highest grossing Indian film of all time. He played a rapper in Zoya Akhter’s 2019 drama Gully Boy which was also a commercial and critical hit.

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