‘83 to arrive on Indian Republic Day 2021?


The team of 83
The team of 83

With India recording a considerable rise in COVID-19 cases with each passing day, it seems highly unlikely for things to return to normalcy anytime soon. With the ongoing lockdown delaying the release of several high-profile movies, Bollywood is bracing itself for a monumental loss. The makers, whose films could not release on time due to the Coronavirus pandemic, are unable to decide on new release dates.



Meanwhile, the news is coming in that the much-awaited Hindi film ’83, which was earlier scheduled to release on 10th April, has been pushed to 2021. According to reports, the sports drama will hit theatres on Indian Republic Day on 26th January, 2021.

 

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Rumours were doing the rounds lately that ‘83 was set to release directly on an OTT platform. But Reliance Entertainment had rubbished all rumours of the movie releasing straight on the web.

Director Kabir Khan had also confirmed that though they had been offered a whopping amount for a digital premiere of the film, the makers are ready to wait for a theatrical release. “83 is a film that has been envisioned and made to be experienced on the big screen and we are ready to wait for things to get normal and then release it in cinemas,” Khan had said.



 

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The hugely anticipated film stars Ranveer Singh, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin and Pankaj Tripathi, among others. Ranveer Singh will see playing the character of former World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev, while Deepika Padukone is essaying the character of Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Dev.

Produced by Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films, Kabir Khan Films Production and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, ’83 chronicles Indian cricket team’s unprecedented win in the 1983 cricket World cup. It is slated to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.