Massive billboards promoting the cricket movie ‘83’ line the streets of Mumbai, with film retelling India’s stunning victory at the 1983 World Cup. Photo: AFP
Massive billboards promoting the cricket movie ‘83’ line the streets of Mumbai, with film retelling India’s stunning victory at the 1983 World Cup. Photo: AFP

Bollywood’s ‘83’ retells story of India’s stunning 1983 World Cup victory – an event that changed the face of cricket worldwide

  • Actor Ranjeev Singh plays the role of captain Kapil Dev, whose team were heavy underdogs against the mighty West Indies in the final
  • The victory helped shake Indians out of their inferiority complex and became the first building block in their rise as a cricket world power

Topic |   ICC Cricket World Cup
Massive billboards promoting the cricket movie ‘83’ line the streets of Mumbai, with film retelling India’s stunning victory at the 1983 World Cup. Photo: AFP
Massive billboards promoting the cricket movie ‘83’ line the streets of Mumbai, with film retelling India’s stunning victory at the 1983 World Cup. Photo: AFP
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