The first song from Kabir Khan’s upcoming sports drama, 83 is out now. Titled Lehra Do, the victory anthem features Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev as he and his team turn disappointment into victory by emerging as the underdogs who go on to win the Cricket World Cup.
Sharing the song, Ranveer wrote on Twitter, “Gear up for glory!” The energetic number has been sung by Arijit Singh and penned by Kausar Munir, with music by Pritam.
The music video opens with a heartbroken Indian cricket team as they lose one match after another, much to the disappointment of their fans. A young fan tells Kapil Dev, enacted by Ranveer Singh that he won’t come to watch the next match as the Indian team never wins. However, they decide to fight and go on to create history and the entire country celebrates the win with much fervour.
Several glimpses of Deepika Padukone as Kapil Dev’s wife Romi Bhatia are also shown as she remains by his side during the testing times. Even Neena Gupta is seen for a moment as Kapil Dev’s mom.
The song was hailed by the fans of Arijit Singh who also saw the release of his another song Rait Zara Si from the film Atrangi Re on Monday. A fan commented on the YouTube video, “Arijit Singh’s voice & Ranveer Singh’s acting!” Another said, “This is epic!! What a powerful song! Giving Qawwali like vibe..Arijit has nailed it..Just wow…evoking patriotism nicely..” One more fan said, “It’s not just a song… It’s an emotion of inspiration for everyone.. Who is struggling in their field to achieve their best!”
83 is scheduled to release on December 24.