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Ranveer Singh's '83 to be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu

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The sports film, directed by Kabir Khan, will be the first trilingual for the director as well as his leading man.

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'83, the film based on the Indian cricket team’s historic victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup, will be released in three languages — Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Actor Ranveer Singh will be seen as India's captain Kapil Dev in the film that will become the first of his films to be released in three languages.

Confirming the news, Reliance Entertainment, the film's producer, told digital news portal Scroll.in in a statement: "It’s [a trilingual], a first for [director] Kabir Khan and Ranveer. The Indian cricket team’s heroic win at the 1983 World Cup is a story to be presented across boundaries, hence the idea to shoot the Tamil and Telugu versions simultaneously."

Kapil Dev had led underdogs India to a famous victory against the almighty West Indies in the final in 1983. The Indian squad had a few players from the South. Swashbuckling opening batsman Krishnamachari 'Kris' Srikkanth hailed from Tamil Nadu while all-rounder Roger Binny and wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani both played for Karnataka.

'83 is scheduled to be released on 10 April 2020.