Director: Kabir Khan
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Jiiva, Saqib Saleem
Production Company: Reliance Entertainment, Vibri Media, Kabir Khan Films, KA Productions, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, Phantom Films
Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Nevill Cricket Ground Tunbridge Wells
83 from Reliance Entertainment and Vibri Media recalls the events of one of India’s most defining sporting moments when in 1983, Kapil Dev, portrayed by Ranveer Singh (Kill Dil, Gully Boy) captains the Indian cricket team to their first ever World Cup victory.
The summer of 2019 saw production visit The Historic Dockyard in Chatham and Nevill Cricket Ground in Tunbridge Wells. Ropery Street at The Historic Dockyard is utilised to recreate an altercation between two rivalling groups of cricket fans. Other Bollywood productions to have filmed here include Rustom (2016) and Pagalpanti (2019) .
The Nevill Cricket Ground was used as itself, re-creating Kapil Dev’s famous score of 175 runs in the competition on 18th June 18th 1983. To commemorate the historic sporting event, a plaque at the pavilion was unveiled by Kapil Dev, the film’s director Kabir Khan and actor Ranveer Singh.
Tunbridge Wells, situated in Western Kent, was a fashionable spa resort in the mid-1700s, maintaining much of the stylish Georgian architecture including an entire period shopping street called The Pantiles. Recent productions to film in the area include Queens of Mystery (2019) and The Royals Season 4 (2018).
Set on the River Medway The Historic Dockyard Chatham was once an active Royal Navy shipyard and is one of the most popular Kent filming locations, recent productions to film at the Dockyard include The Nevers (2021), Bridgerton (2020) and The Crown Series 1 – 4 (2016-2020).
’83 will be released in UK cinemas on 23rd December 2021.
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