By Arun Sajnani
CLASS OF 83 – Based on the story by Hussain Zaidi and directed by Atul Sabharwal of “Aurangzeb” fame, – CLASS OF 83″ tells the story of a “Dean” played by Bobby Deol, who trains new recruits at the Pune Police Academy. Set in the 80’s the film that is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment reminds you loosely of films like “Once Upon A Time In Mumbai”.
It is predictable but the approach has been slickly made and it is a short and fast paced film. The theme of underworld gangsters, and corrupt politicians that get caught, are always able to go around the system of law and order, and they end up getting scott free. But when Police officers who have to go undercover and fight crime through violent encounters, they end up being questioned, terminated or suspended,
The concept is great, and the idea is novel, about when you have to fight for injustice in a shady way, and under the red tape of the laws These 5 new cadets that are from the “Class of 83′ form a bond of friendship that gets tested in time, while they work and get inspired by their Dean. There is so much compacted into this story, that you feel it should been a mini-series, but ends up as a half baked concept, where you feel that you want to know more about the characters, and their conflicts with life. Bobby Deol plays his 50 plus age with believability. He should explore this road of acting and hopefully gets some mileage from Bollywood. Overall the film gets a 2 and a half star. Courtesy Awesome TV & Being Filmy!