The long-awaited sports drama 83, directed by Kabir Khan, hits theaters this week on December 24. Work on the project began four years ago. In 2019, the emphasis on shooting started to get stronger. But post-shooting work and the release of 83 had a tremendous impact due to the Corona pandemic. Where, a year ago, there was a preparation to bring it in Christmas 2020 itself. After the impact of the pandemic, the release had to be postponed and rescheduled for the second year, that is, June 2021.
But when the second wave of the pandemic loomed in April, the film’s premiere was postponed again. Discussions about bringing it to OTT also came to light. Although the producers were adamant about showing it in theaters, this year’s Christmas weekend has been set at 83. Ranveer Singh played the title role of Kapil Dev at 83. Her opposite is Deepika Padukone. Apart from these two, actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jeeva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sharma, Chirag Patil, Amy Virk, Boman Irani are in supporting roles.
83 may prove to be a celebratory occasion for Bollywood at the box office in terms of the film trade. The movie can also be a huge success for four reasons.
Ranveer Singh is in the role of Kapil Dev.
# 1. Christmas week and Bollywood’s own trajectory
Christmas has always been beneficial for Bollywood. This is the reason why movies have been released on a large scale on weekends. A good box office opening is considered guaranteed during the Christmas holidays. Even if the movies fail. Shah Rukh-Anushka’s Zero, Shah Rukh-Varun, and Kajol’s Dilwale are Christmas launches that initially did a great deal and then sat down.
If we look at the accounts of Bollywood movies released at Christmas during the last ten years, then it is known that many blockbuster movies arrived this holiday season. Movies that created a Christmas panic include Akshay Kumar-Kareena Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh-Kiara Advani’s Good News, Tiger Zinda Hai, and Salman’s Dabangg 2 and Shahrukh’s Don 2. Apart from this, Aamir Khan’s PK, Dangal and Dhoom 3 are also Christmas releases.
Even Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone’s smash hit Bajirao Mastani has a Christmas release. The festive atmosphere of Christmas can pay off enormously for an 83-year-old.
# 2. The most historical history of Indian cricket to hit the screen
The 83rd story itself is the film’s biggest PVU. The story is about becoming the champion of the Indian team, looking very weak in the 1983 Cricket World Cup. A World Cup victory is a rare example of “team effort” in Indian cricket. In that series, the Indian team overcame many amazing obstacles. This includes the game against Zimbabwe in which the Indian team’s higher order was broken and then Kapil changed the results by playing a historic and blistering captaincy inning of 175 runs on 138 balls.
India had won more than one victory. And the biggest surprise was the victory by defeating the West Indies, the strongest and most dangerous team in the world at that time, in the final. The story of ’83 is very inspiring, a victory that revolutionized cricket in the country. Seeing the historical moments on the big screen would be an emotional moment for any Indian.
Ranveer-Deepika couple at 83.
# 3. Pushpa’s earnings vs. Spider-Man and the current box office trend
A week before ’83, Marvel Studios’ Spiderman No Way Home was released. Looking at the hype and pre-order of Spiderman, it looked like it would have a negative effect on 83. But the way Allu Arjun’s Pushpa, which premiered a day after Spiderman, has performed at the box office, that will thrill the fans. 83 creators. Hindi version of Pushpa has also worked well. In the south, the film made a profit. Spider-Man’s earnings seemed to drop after the opening.
Before Pushpa, the box office for Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, Tadap, Final and Sooryavanshi was also good according to expectations. That is, if the content of 83 is good, then Spiderman is not a challenge in front of him.
# 4. Ranveer Singh’s Stardom and Box Office Luck
Ranveer Singh has his own stardom. His solo film comes after three years. If you look at Ranveer’s box office history, he’s known to have paid off blockbuster movies one after another. Ranveer Singh’s Padmavat, Us and Gully Boy arrived before ’83. All three films turned out to be huge hits. Ranveer’s work was also highly praised. Ranveer as Kapil Dev once again has the power to impress audiences.