A very few Sports biopics of Bollywood have been shorter in length like Mary Kom (2.02 hours) and Soorma (2.11 hours) but then there have also been films like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and M S Dhoni – The Untold Story which were quite long at 3.09 hours and 3.10 hours respectively. Such films which are filmed on real life incidents tend to be a lengthy affair extending to more than 3 hours. This is the same scenario even in Hollywood films if they are biopics.
There are some films in Bollywood that exceeded even more than 3 hours like Lagaan had a total throwing duration of 3.43 hours. The upcoming film ’83, which is a sports-based drama, and also one of the most awaited films of 2020, has also turned out to be a lengthy film. A source close to the film says, “’83 is not just about the historic final match of the 1983 Cricket World Cup but also about the entire series. Also, the film focuses not just on Ranveer Singh, who plays Kapil Dev, but on other players and characters connected to the cricketers in some way. As a result, the film has become quite long. However, the producers are happy to see that the film is quite engaging and entertaining. The producers are just figuring out if there’s any way the film’s length can be brought down without making it lose its essence. The shorter the film, the more shows it can have in multiplexes. The makers know they have a very special film in hand and hence want to ensure it looks as appealing to the viewers as possible. And the popular belief in today’s fast-paced time is that a film with shorter length is something that the youngsters prefer.”” This draws a clear attention to believe that the producers are thinking if the film can be shortened in anyway. Kapil Dev’s historic 175 run innings against Zimbabwe will be shown in the movie for the first time. The movie also has the scenes shot at Lords cricket ground. 1983 World cup sight will be recreated in the movie. The film has Deepika Padukone in supporting role playing Kapil Dev’s wife. The multi starrer starring Hardy Sandhu, R Badree,Tahir Bhasin, Jiva, Ammy Virk, Saqeeb Saleem, Pankaj Tripathi, Adinath Kothare, Chirag Patil, Jatin Sarna, Boman Irani, Neena Gupta and many more, is on the top for cricket fans’ attention in must watch 2020 list. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film will give us a look into Kapil’s personal and professional life. The film is slated to release on April 10 this year.