Nivin Pauly's 1983 is the upcoming movie directed by the still photographer Abrid Shine. Nivin Pauly, Anoop Menon and Jacob Gregory are playing lead roles in the movie. Nikki Gil Rani is the heroine. Saiju Kurup, Joy Mathew, Dineshan Nair, Sanju, Seema G Nair, Srinta Ashab, etc., are seen in supporting roles. Santhosh Varma has penned the lyrics and Gopi Sunder has composed the music. The movie is produced by TR Shamsudeen under the banner of Shams Films.
The movie 1983 revolves around cricket. The year 1983 is the most memorable year in the history of Indian cricket. The Indian team won their first world match under the leadership of Kapil Dev, beating West Indies in the finals. After that, cricket became very much popular even in a small village.
The world cup victory had a great impact on Thuruthikkara village and its native Ramesh (Nivin Pauly) too. He also started having fantasy towards the game. In spite of having lots of limitations, Ramesh and his friends set out to play cricket. The film 1983 portrays the later part of the life of Ramesh and his friends in the form of a game.
Anoop Menon is seen as Vijay Menon, the cricket coach. The movie shows a time period of 30 years right from 1983 to 2013, in the backdrop of village beauty. The movie throws light on the unconditional passion for cricket by the villagers.