Class of 83 Review: The Film Does a Commendable Job of Recreating the Premises of Early 80’s

Class of 83 Review
Class of 83 Review

Class of 83 is a crime drama film, based on Hussain Zaidi’s  book “The Class of 83”.

Class of ’83 is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language action crime drama film, which is based on a book “The Class of 83” authored by leading crime journalist Hussain Zaidi. The plot is set in Bombay in the 1980s and is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and directed by Atul Sabharwal for Netflix. The film is based on Hussain Zaidi’s book that tells the story of a hero policeman shunted to a punishment posting as the dean of the police academy. Class of ’83 is Netflix’s third collaboration with Red Chillies Entertainment and premiered on 21 August 2020 on Netflix. Inspired from real stories of the city’s first encounter specialists, the film depicts how the officers plan and execute hits while staying within the system and following all necessary protocol.

Bobby Deol in Class of 83
Bobby Deol in Class of 83

Director: Atul Sabharwal

Genre: Crime Drama

In Theatres: 21 August 2020

Runtime: 98 minutes

Production: Red Chillies Entertainment

Starring: Bobby Deol, Anup Soni, Geetika Tyagi, Joy Sengupta, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Hans Dev Sharma, Hitesh Bhojraj, Sameer Paranjape, Ninad Mahajani, Prithvik Pratap, Bhupendra Jadawat, Abhishek Bhalerao.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Class of 83 Review

After giving some of the neat performances in Bollywood, actor Bobby Deol made his digital debut with the Netflix Atul Sabharwal’s crime drama film Class of ‘83. Bobby will be seen portraying the role of Vijay Singh, a sharp ex-Mumbai cop, who has been sent on punishment posting as the dean of the police academy in Nashik. You might have heard the saying, “ you can’t restrict an idea”, that is what happened in the movie. In Fact  you can not expel the inner self of doing what he wants, and so Bobby Deol (Vijay Singh) felicitates a group of young police trainees to tackle the Mumbai underworld of the ‘80s by going out of the way. His four trainees played by Bhupendra Jadawat, Hitesh Bhojraj, Sameer Paranjape and Ninad Mahajani soon adopt unconventional methods to trap criminals, but it’s interesting to watch if there is a chance that they pass or fail.

Vishwajeet Pradhan In Class of 83
Vishwajeet Pradhan In Class of 83

It’s all together a story with a nice planned script but somehow it doesn’t transform on the screen with equal effect.

The good thing is the premise of ‘Class of 83’ which is undoubtedly an interesting one of the early 80s era. Worth to mention the film does a commendable job of recreating the completely imbibing the look and feel of that time. And the recreation of the Police training sessions is fab and has an authentic touch which is again interesting to watch.

Geetika Tyagi in Class of 83
Geetika Tyagi in Class of 83

Talking about the characters, this is Bobby Deol’s digital debut and he  effortlessly slips into his role of the older, mature and determined cop, pulling off a restrained and convincing act. While newcomers Sameer Paranjpe, Bhupendra Jadawat and Hitesh Bhojraj have done an impressive job and succeeded in spirited performances. It will be a pleasure to watch talented actors like Anup Soni, Prithvik Pratap, Joy Sengupta and others. Accompanied by Joy Sengupta and Vishwajeet Pradhan that add grace to the film. Overall  Bobby Deol’s Netflix film promises a high octane cop drama blended with some good and defensive performances. And that will drive you to look forward to it.

Anup Soni In Class of 83
Anup Soni In Class of 83


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