Movie: Class Of ‘83
Director: Atul Sabharwal
Producers: Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Gaurav Verma
Production House: Red Chillies Entertainment
Written BY: Abhijeet Deshpande
Cinematography: Maria Poljac
Edited By: Manas Mittal
Music: Viju Shah
Cast: Bobby Deol, Geethika Tyagi, Anup Soni, Joy Sengupta,
Release Date: 21st August, 2020 – Netflix
Story: A committed cop is sent as a Dean to a Police Training Academy on a punishment posting. He selects few cadets and train them to fulfill his mission in curbing the crime and criminals in Mumbai.
Review: This movie is based on a book named “Class of 83” written by Hussain Zaidi. Due to the pandamic, this movie was premiered on Netflix.
Set in the backdrops of 80’s this film narrates the story of a Mumbai cop Vijay Singh (Bobby Deol), who is sent as a Dean to a Police Training Academy at Nasik on a punishment posting because his plan to catch a criminal failed. Honest cops are punished when they fail in their missions. There is so much of influence of corrupt officers, politicians and underworld during that time. While in the Academy, Vijay Singh realizes that in spite of being a capable and honest cop, he is still not able to carry out his duties due to pressure from higher officials and politicians. So he selects 5 cadets from the Academy and trains them as encounter specialists. How he carries on his mission with the help of the cadets is the remaining part of the story.
Director Atul Sabarwal said in an interview that he was looking for a character of an aged cop and Bobby Deol was looking for a character that he has never done before. And this is how he got casted for the role of Vijay Singh. Bobby Deol’s acting was commendable. He was composed and fits to the role perfectly. All the actors fit perfectly to their roles. This film should have been taken as a series rather than a movie.
Cinematography is good. The backdrop of 80’s is well shown. Background score is very good as it plays an important part in such action-packed movies. The underworld, political interventions, and the corrupt scenario was very well captured.
On the whole, Class of ’83 is an action film that would have been more interesting had that been a series rather than 98 minutes movie.