83

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    Namrata JoshiNational Herald (India)
    No wonder 83 felt to me like a certain way of life that we seem to be unable to hold on to now. A piece of nostalgia that made me face up to a steady sense of loss of basic human goodness and dignity.
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    Anupama ChopraFilm Companion
    A winning concoction of cricket, nostalgia and patriotism.
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    Phil HoadGuardian
    There are a lot of matches and players to cover, but Khan skates energetically through it all, sketching tactical shifts in creaseside exchanges between batsmen and deploying economic character riffs.
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    Shubhra GuptaThe Indian Express
    Ranveer Singh plays the captain's knock in this blood rush of a movie.
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    Rohan NaaharThe Indian Express
    83 is the kind of film that undercuts its own drama with tone-deaf moments of humourits like a Marvel movie, but much worse.
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    Sukanya VermaRediff.com
    In recreating the magic and mood of the year that Indian cricket team won its maiden World Cup, the film-maker not only brings back yesteryear legends to the fore but also reiterates the soothing power of nostalgia.
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    Martin TsaiCritic's Notebook
    But the screenplay, by Kabir Khan (who also directs), Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan and Vasan Bala, doesn't explain how the lowly longshots managed to turn things around: hard work, strategy, luck, kismet or all of the above.
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    Rahul DesaiFilm Companion
    It's the kind of film that, contrary to the team it highlights, remains happy to win hearts and not trophies.
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    Stutee GhoshThe Quint
    The 1983 victory was like no other, particularly because of how impossible it seemed at the time. 83 is a competently made ode to the game of cricket and the team that made all Indians feel like champions.
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    Manjusha RadhakrishnanGulf News (UAE)
    If you are in the mood for an engaging film that unites cricket and cinema, this is it...
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