Kapil Dev’s biopic which features Ranveer Singh in the lead role is all set to release on April 5, 2019. The film tells the story of India’s incredible 1983 cricket World Cup victory.
The film has been produced by Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films in association with Vibri Media and Kabir Khan Films. Khan said in a statement: “As a young school boy, when I watched India win the 1983 Cricket World Cup, I had no idea that from that day onwards cricket in India will change forever. As a filmmaker, for me, the journey to that win, filled with raw energy and sheer passion of that young Indian team, is probably one of the most exciting stories I have worked on.
“And it’s great to have Ranveer come on board to play Kapil Dev, as honestly, I could see no one else for the role, ever since I started finalizing the script.”
Shibasish Sarkar, Chief Operating Officer, Reliance Entertainment, said, “Winning the ’83 cricket World Cup was a very proud moment for us as Indians and we at Reliance Entertainment aim to bring back those glorious moments for the current and future generations through this film.”
April is quickly emerging as the hottest release period after the massive success of Bahubali 2. The month has also witnessed the releases of Hollywood films like Fast and Furious 7, Furious 8 and Jungle Book.