The first trailer for 83, the long-awaited sports drama directed by Kabir Khan, was unveiled on Tuesday. The film will tell the story of Kapil Dev-led Team India’s underdog victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup. Ranveer Singh leads an ensemble cast that also includes his real-life wife Deepika Padukone as Kapil’s wife, Romi Dev.
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Ahead of the film’s theatrical release on December 24, here’s a rundown of who plays who in the film:
Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev
Ranveer made his acting debut with Band Baaja Baaraat. He has delivered acclaimed performances in films such as Gully Boy and Lootera, and has also appeared in blockbusters such as Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, and Simmba.
Tahir Raj Bhasin as Sunil Gavaskar
Tahir made brief appearances in Kai Po Che! and One by Two before starring in Mardaani. He also appeared in Chhichhore. He plays ‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar.
Jiiva as Krishnamachari Srikkanth
Jiiva primarily works in the Tamil film industry. He has appeared in films such as E (2006), Katradhu Tamizh (2007), Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009), Ko (2011), Nanban (2012), Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012), Endrendrum Punnagai (2013), Kalakalappu 2 (2018) and Kalathil Santhippom (2021).
Saqib Saleem as Mohinder Amarnath
Saqib made his debut with Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, and has also appeared in in Mere Dad Ki Maruti. In 2018, he starred in Salman Khan’s Race 3.
Jatin Sarna as Yashpal Sharma
Jatin broke out with a supporting role in Netflix’s first Indian original series, Sacred Games, in which he played a henchman named Bunty.
Chirag Patil as Sandeep Patil
Sandeep Patil’s real-life son Chirag plays him in 83. Chirag made his debut with Dev Anand-directed Chargesheet, and has appeared in both Hindi and Marathi films.
Dinker Sharma as Kirti Azad
Relative newcomer Dinker Sharma has only a handful of credits to his name on IMDb. He has appeared in Netflix’s Delhi Crime.
Nishant Dahiya as Roger Binny
Nishant has appeared in Raat Akeli Hai, Kedarnath, and like Saqib, also in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.
Harrdy Sandhu as Madan Lal
Harrdy is a popular Punjabi singer who also has significant experience as a cricketer. He played under-19 cricket for India, and represented Punjab.
Sahil Khattar as Syed Kirmani
Former YouTuber and RJ, Sahil has also done hosting gigs prior to making his big screen acting debut with 83.
Ammy Virk as Balwinder Sandhu
Like Harrdy, Ammy also started out as a singer in Punjab. He has since appeared in films such as Qismat and Qismat 2, as well as the recent Bhuj: The Pride of India.
Adinath Kothare as Dilip Vengsarkar
Adinath Kothare works primarily in Marathi films. As a director, he helmed the National Award-winning film Paani.
Dhairya Karwa as Ravi Shastri
Dhairya has appeared in the Amazon Prime Video series Made in Heaven, as well as Uri: The Surgical Strike. He will next be seen in Shakun Batra’s domestic noir film, starring Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi.
R Badree as Sunil Valson
R Badree has worked with Kabir Khan before, on the filmmaker’s Amazon series The Forgotten Army – Azaadi Ke Liye. He has also appeared in Line of Descent and Nandigramer Chokher Pani.
83 will be released in theatres on December 24 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Produced by Kabir Khan Films, Reliance Entertainment and PVR Pictures, 83 will also be released in 3D.