However, the group of 83 was low in the districts of Punjab, Ub, Rajasthan, Gujarat, MP and Bihar. Coming to southern circles, the film has done good business with the markets of Mysore and Tamil Nadu/Kerala. This sports drama was generally well received and there’s room for 83 to emerge as one of the most popular films at the box office, adding Christmas Vacation to its repertoire. Apart from its Hindi version, 83 was also released in the dubbed languages of the south. It was released in 375 screens and is expected to catch fire at around 50 lakhs.
Directed by Kabir Khan, 83 tells the story of India’s cricket team winning during the 1983 World Cup. Speaking about the film, Kabir Khan said exclusively to ETimes, “You know, 83 is a huge responsibility for me. Right, the state won’t forgive me. Same for Ranveer: If he doesn’t portray Kapil properly, the audience won’t forgive him. And as you can see from the trailer, he did it brilliantly. He worked hard.” 83 also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiva, Saqib Saleem, Jatin Sarna, Chirag Patel, Dunker Sharma, Nishant Dahiya, Hardy Sandhu, Sahel Khattar, Amy Virk, Adinath Kothari, Dhiriya Karuh and R. Badri in pivotal roles.