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83 | Bollywood Movie Review by Anupama Chopra | Kabir Khan | Ranveer Singh | Film Companion

Over 1 million cinema lovers have already subscribe to film companion. What are you waiting for? hit the bell icon and join our film family. It's a bit like the infinite number of monkeys at an infinite number of typewriters, eventually writing Hamlet. This was how Guardian writer Matthew Engel described India's historic World Cup when in 1983. Author Siddhartha were the Anathem quoted angle in a piece he wrote for the nightwatchman in 2019. So that the also included the rest of Engels code angle wrote, and there were an infinite number of US typewriter types feeling like monkeys on Saturday, they were feeling like monkeys because this wind wasn't just unexpected, it was impossible, and yet coupled Dave and his dream 11 accomplished it. 

83 is a recreation of what transpired between first of March and June 25 When the finals were played at the Lord Stadium in London. Director Kabir Khan and writer's summit Aurora Boston Bala and Sanjay Puran Singh Chohan. Take us through the highs and lows of this incredible underdog story. They do away with character development subplot team politics, personal angst, the narrative is only focused on cricket, key highlights of key matches and the moments in between matches. These men weren't just battling Herculean odds on the field. They didn't even have money to do their laundry. They lived on a stipend of 15 pounds a day and wash their dirty clothes in the hotel room bumped up, the vegetarians among them ate a char and bread. Meanwhile, the team manager man sang the loan support system they had juggled return tickets, which had been booked for a date before even the semi finals because no one expected them to get anywhere close to the finish line. 83 is unabashedly manipulative. 

The script pushes every button with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Mostly using interminable reaction shots of fans and family cricket is positioned as a cure all. The Sport assures in love, communal harmony, national pride and a sense of identity for a nation still struggling to establish itself on the world stage. The ideas and execution are simplistic but here's the thing. It totally works. When a young child picks up the Indian flag and weaves it enthusiastically something stirs when couple saves the day with a miraculous 175 Knock Out knock against the Zimbabwe team. You cheer as though you didn't already know that it had happened. When couple in his heavily accented English tells the disdainful British media. We come here to win you are instantly proud. In an interview Kabir Khan had said can I make India feel the same after 39 years? He and his alias team editor Nathan bed DOP se Mishra, composer Pritam with background music by Julius Packham. Actually do.

 I wept happily and copiously through the film, much of the credit must also go to the man at the centre Ranveer Singh, the actor is a shapeshifter. He transforms into a couple day he's not imitating he's inhabiting cubbies. skillfully peppers are filled with photographs. So the original players are a few also make an appearance. These moments reinforce that what we're seeing is in fact true. But this breaking of the fourth wall doesn't come off as jerky. The transition from couple days to run we sing and vice versa is seamless, and we deliver a superb performance casting they pick apart a cone as couple Dave's wide roomy it's also smart. When the actor walks into the frame there's already a shared camaraderie in history. The film doesn't need to establish what's even better is that the film doesn't prostrate in front of its two stars. The other actors aren't sideline, each one gets a moment to shine. 

Me Where as Balvinder Singh something Saqib Saleem as Mohindra mana Jatin Sarna as Yashpal Sharma thigh Raja Sina, Sunil Gavaskar, and Jeeva as Krishnamachari Srikanta all strong. There's also Pankaj through party as the perpetually hat is Mansingh there's a quiet ferocity about him which is terrific. So the Patil son, actor Chirag Patil plays his father, which to me felt like nepotism done right at three also works because the film is suffused with nostalgia, those big landline telephones and those long distance calls, which invariably ended with people at both ends shouting hello hello because the connection would be lost, fleeting glimpse of a Salma Sultan look alike on Doordarshan the big hairdos. This film harks back to a gentler, simpler time and exhausts us to leap higher and try hard. These men inspire us to dare greatly. Two hours and 32 minutes 83 is much too long.

There are stretches that sag and the many mad sequences can become repetitive, especially if like me you're not a major cricket fan, but the film ends on such a note of euphoria data loggers are forgiven. At one point couple Dave tells his team, her match my ecard says zyada killer hoga all these decades later. That's still sound life advice. You can see at three at a theatre near you. Please do wear a mask. For more reviews like this subscribe to film companion and do check out our website 10 companion dotnet

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