Trade expert Taran Adarsh said Ranveer Singh’s 83 had a “great” start in India on Friday, taking in a total of 12.64 crore on its first day of release. 83, Kabir Khan’s directorial debut, was delayed for a long period before it was released in theatres. It did well at premium multiplexes on its first day of release, but had a “dull” reception from the general public. This is the 83rd box office report that Taran Adarsh tweeted out on Saturday “After a lacklustre first day of release, #83TheFilm fares better at high-end multiplexes than it does in Tier-2 cities, but it’s a wash among the masses. #Christmas vacation should lead to a significant increase in revenue… #PVR, #INOX, and #Cinepolis [Day 2] already showing substantial gains… Friday 12.64 crore. #Indo business. ALL OF THEM.”
Ranveer Singh portrays former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev in 83, the year when India won the World Cup under Dev’s leadership. Sunil Gavaskar (played by Tahir Raj Bhasin), Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Yashpal Sharma, Sandip Patil, Kirti Azad, Roger Binny, Madan Lal, Syed Kirmani, Balvinder Singh Sandhu, and Ammy Virk were all part of the winning team (played by R Badree).
Romi Dev, Kapil Dev’s wife, is played by Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh’s wife and actress.
Here is the trailer for 83:
Ranveer Singh’s performance in 83 has received a lot of attention and appreciation. In the eyes of film reviewers and moviegoers alike, it’s a smash hit.
“The film has been given four out of five stars by film critic Saibal Chatterjee in NDTV’s review.” “Filmed on the day of the 1983 Cricket World Cup final between India and West Indies, 83 is an exhilarating, heart-pumping, and soul-stirring storey of India’s triumph over the seemingly invincible West Indies and the nation’s euphoria as the team held on to their modest 183-run lead. Because of Ranveer Singh’s performance, 83 is unquestionably the film that it is. It’s not even close to being accurate to call it a show. The leading man, like Kapil Dev, is fully immersed in the role and takes the lead from the front.”