The victorious Cricket Team of 1983 along with Director Kabir Khan and Ranveer Singh kick started the journey of their film ‘83 amid huge fanfare.
The Indian Cricket team’s victory at the 1983 World Cup in England has been one of the much talked about moments in the sporting history of our country. This was the first ever time that any team apart from the West Indies ever won the world cup. And it was the first time ever, that an Indian team won any prominent tournament. It’s almost as this win taught India to win!
The film which follows this incredible journey of a bunch of players from a low-ranked team, who went on to beat the big stalwarts of the game, is produced by Phantom Films, Vishnu Vardhan Induri of Vibri Media, Reliance Entertainment and Kabir Khan Films.
The Indian team that comprised of Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath, Sunil Gavaskar, Kirti Azad, Yashpal Sharma, Srikkanth, Roger Binny, Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Sandeep Patil, Syed Kirmani, Madan Lal, Ravi Shastri, Dilip Vengsarkar & Sunil Valson, and their manager P R Man Singh have contributed towards the finalizing of this story. Most of them were present at the ceremony to show their love and support towards the film. They filled the environment with various emotions as they took the audience down memory lane and relived their most cherished moments. Ranveer Singh, who is all set to play the role of one of the greatest all-rounders of all time, Kapil Dev, engaged in an interesting tête-à-tête with all of them. Kapil has been a phenomenon that inspired generations of people, as he showcased the true grit and determination of a winner. It will be interesting to see Ranveer, who has delivered landmark performances with each movie, play a sportsman for the first time. The other casting of the film is in progress.
Kabir Khan who is one of the most celebrated directors shared a few insights on his vision for the film and what is in store for the audience.
The film has been the talk of the town ever since the news of its inception started making the rounds.
Phantom Films is India’s first ‘Directors’ Company’. It was formed by four young creative minds of the country, viz. Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena in 2011. Phantom has a distinct focus on fostering creative energies to create enduring and entertaining content. In the last 5 plus years of the company’s existence they have had 14 releases till now including films like Lootera, Hasee toh Phasee, Queen, Ugly, NH10, Masaan, Udta Punjab, Raman Raghav 2.0, Trapped etc.
Apart from various box office successes, 3 of their films have premiered at Cannes Film Festival and won various awards. Phantom is also producing the first Netflix Original series to be made from India. They have also partnered with Blumhouse Productions and Ivanhoe Pictures, to produce multiple horror films for the global market.
Vibri Media is South India’s truly integrated content company, which has produced over 3000 Hours of Original Content for various TV Channels. Vibri is the promoter of media assets like Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) and South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA). Interestingly Vibri has a distinct repertoire ranging from Events, Sports, Awards, Broadcast, Digital and Films all making it a very unique content house with strong IP’s in its bag.
Kabir Khan Films:
Kabir Khan Films Pvt. Ltd. was born, in 2014, out of the desire of a filmmaker to have greater control over the process of film making. In the short span of 3 years KKFPL has shot all over the world and produced ambitious projects like Phantom, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Tubelight. Kabir Khan films will continue to bring to screen a new Indian sensibility that truly represents the changing face of the audiences.
KKFPL has partnered with Amazon Prime to produce ‘The Forgotten Army’ – their most ambitious series in India.
Reliance Entertainment is the media and entertainment arm of Reliance Group and is engaged in the creation and distribution of content across film, television, digital and gaming platforms.
Internationally, Reliance Entertainment has partnered since 2009 with iconic film producer and director, Steven Spielberg, in the formation of DreamWorks Studios, and thereafter, Amblin Partners.
This relationship has produced several highly successful films such as The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, The Hundred Foot Journey, The Girl on the Train, Office Christmas Party and A Dog’s Purpose. Reliance Entertainment is releasing “Thank You For Your Service” on October 27, 2017 and also Steven Spielberg directed “The Papers” on January 12th, 2018.
Reliance Group, led by Anil D. Ambani, is among India’s major business houses, with a leadership position in telecommunications, power, infrastructure, financial services, and media and entertainment. The Group has over 250 million customers, serving 1 in every 5 Indians and has over 8 million shareholders, amongst the largest in the world.