|Directed by||Abrid Shine|
|Screenplay by||Abrid Shine
|Story by||Abrid Shine|
|Music by||Gopi Sunder|
|Distributed by||LJ Films (India) / PJ Entertainments (Overseas)|
The film is a family drama that revolves around cricket, it centers on Rameshan (Nivin Pauly) and his memories from 1983 when India won its first World Cup under Kapil Dev to 2013. Anoop Menon, Nikki Galrani, Joy Mathew, Srinda Ashab, Jacob Gregory, Saiju Kurup, Shine Tom Chacko, Dinesh, Sui Joseph, Neeraj Madhav and Sanju, make up the rest of the cast.
In a remote village in Kerala named Brahmamangalam, the people have a passion for cricket. From India winning their first Cricket World Cup in 1983, to present times, the story follows the father-son relationship of two generations. As a teenager Rameshan(Nivin Pauly) is passionate about cricket and performs well in his academics. His father (Joy Mathew) wants his son to become an Engineer one day. Rameshan is in love with Manjula (Nikki Galrani), who is studying in the same school. He is part of a local cricket team, formed by his close friends, and win many local tournaments with his above par performance in batting. However, with time his academic results turn very poor and even fail in his 12th Board exam. His love for the game remains the same and his father continues to protest against this. His love interest, Manjula, is very good in studies and join another college for higher education. Rameshan joins his father in running an electrical workshop and lives a modest life. His love for game continues all this while. Eventually, he loses his lover who marries an Indian-American. A depressed Rameshan is encouraged by friends and family to marry a girl from the same village. His wife, Susheela (Srinda Ashab), is ignorant about cricket to such an extent that she doesn't know Sachin Tendulkar. Rameshan is blessed with a son, Kannan (Bhagath Abrid), who show interest in cricket at a very young age. Rameshan still play cricket and starts coaching his son. He takes his son to a former state cricket player's (Anoop Menon) sports academy. Rameshan face many financial problems to support his sons coaching. His wife helps him against his mother's (Seema G. Nair) wishes. Rameshan's father and son play the vital role in his life and eventually his father gives him his supports to pursue his love for cricket. Rameshan, with the help of his father, makes a bowling machine to help his son play pace. After many ups and down, Kanan get selected for Under-14 district team. The movie ends with Rameshan talking about wanting to see his son wear the Indian cricket team jersey.
- Nivin Pauly as Rameshan
- Bagath Abrid as Kannan
- Anoop Menon as Vijay Menon
- Srinda Ashab as Susheela
- Nikki Galrani as Manjula Sasidharan
- Joy Mathew as Gopi Aashaan
- Saiju Kurup as Pappan
- Dinesh Nair as Saji a.k.a Ambrose Saji
- Sanju Sivaram as Babukuttan
- Shereej Basheer as Varkey
- Nandhan Unni as Navas
- Kalabhavan Prajod as Mantle Johnny
- Binoy Antony as Basheer
- Neeraj Madhav as Prahaladan
- Shibu Maradu as Mani
- Jiyad as Freddy
- Sui Joseph as Chandru
- Jacob Gregory as Sachin
- Karthik Thejus as boy in cricket academy
- Tarush Katuria as boy in cricket academy
- Aryan Katuria as boy in cricket academy
- Priyanka as Pushpalatha
- Seema G. Nair as Rameshan's mother
- Valsala Menon
- Ambika Mohan
|Soundtrack album by Gopi Sunder|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Gopi Sunder chronology|
The music is composed by Gopi Sunder.
|1||"Olanajali Kuruvi"||P Jayachandran, Vani Jayaram||4:48||Hari Narayanan|
|2||"Thalavettam Kanumba"||Gopi Sundar, Nivas||3:20||Santhosh Varma|
|3||"Nenjile Nenjile"||Gopi Sundar, Shankar Mahadevan, Aleetta Dennis||4:50||Santhosh Varma|
|4||"Olakkam Choodumaayi"||Nivas, Aleetta Dennis||4:52||Santhosh Varma|
Entertainment site oneindia gave 3.5/5 stars and said "1983 is a thoroughly enjoyable entertainer which pleases your heart throughout. For almost all generations, it's a nostalgic revisit to those childhood memories, where you had played cricket with your friends, a tennis ball, wickets of stick, and a bat carved from leaf stalk".
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