The ex-captain of the Indian cricket team, Kapil Dev, recently discussed the sports drama film 83, which depicted the World Cup triumph.
Kapil Dev on 83
During a recent interaction with Ranveer Allahbadia’s podcast, Kapil Dev shared that he has seen the movie multiple times but had to stop because it became too emotional for him. Kapil shared, “The most emotional scene was the one where Man Singh (coach) gave a salute at the ground (in the match against Zimbabwe). When they refused to give us tickets, I think that was a very emotional moment.” Further, he mentioned that during their time, the Indian team wasn’t considered successful, leading to a second-class treatment.
83 couldn’t recoup its substantial expenses at the box office. The film earned less than Rs 200 crore globally, falling short of its budget, which exceeded Rs 250 crore. Nevertheless, 83 garnered predominantly favorable reviews. In a recent episode of Koffee With Karan, Ranveer Singh discussed the film’s lackluster performance and stated, “Coming out of the pandemic, we had this beautiful film 83. It was just released at the wrong time.”