Kabir Khan's '83 to have world premiere at public closing of first Red Sea International Film Festival

Deepika Padukone, and cricket legend Kapil Dev will join Director Kabir Khan on the Red Sea International Film Festival red carpet

Kabir Khan's '83 to have world premiere at public closing of first Red Sea International Film Festival
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Kabir Khan’s much anticipated ’83 will have its world premiere at the inaugural edition of the Red Sea International Film festival. It will screen at the public closing of Saudi Arabia’s first film festival on December 15, ahead of its release across the Gulf region on December 23 and worldwide release on December 24.

Actor Deepika Padukone and cricket legend Kapil Dev will join Kabir Khan on the red carpet, along with Mohinder ‘Jimmy’ Amarnath (Vice-captain and man of the match - finals) and Srikanth (opening batsman).

Red Sea International Film Festival is scheduled to take place in Jeddah from December 6-15, 2021.

Presented by Reliance Entertainment, Phantom Films and Kabir Khan Films ‘83 has Ranveer Singh playing Kapil Dev, the legend who led the Indian cricket team to its first World Cup victory in 1983 at the hallowed Lord’s Cricket Ground in London against the West Indies, regarded at the time as invincible.

“I’m beyond excited to unveil ’83 at the Red Sea International Film Festival, the opening of cinemas in Saudi Arabia is a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers in India and across the world. To go on this journey, and to bring the story to screen with legends, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and cricket icon Kapil Dev was like winning the world cup for me,” said Kabir Khan.

“‘83 is such a monumental film that will capture the public imagination, in Jeddah and across the world. A true celebration of one of the greatest underdog stories in international sporting history, it continues to inspire generations of young people, and the incredible Hindi-language film is sure to do the same. We are thrilled to host the cast and crew, as well sporting icon Kapil Dev at the Red Sea International Film Festival for one of the most anticipated films of the year,” said Edouard Waintrop, Artistic Director of the RedSeaIFF.

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Published: 29 Nov 2021, 6:00 PM