CLASS OF 83 – MOVIE REVIEW(NETFLIX)
Red Chillies Entertainment produces this film that is written by Abhijit Deshpande and directed by ATul Sabarwhal. The film again is supposedly a fictitious adaptation of real life incidents from the 80’s in the then Bombay.
Cop films are always interesting, especially the ones that involves encounters, tracking and chasing down criminals. What sets apart this film is its retro settings, close to realistic depictions and the effort to avoid commercial elements whatsoever. The screenplay’s proximity to real life characters under dubious names and staging of the characters keep the viewers engrossed for the major part of the film. But the film is not without pitfalls. The script fails to deliver more as the film progresses and ends up a little underwhelming with the characters getting less meat.
Bobby Deol gives out his best,that works in some parts. Joy Sengupta, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Anup Soni, Bhupendra Jadawat and the rest do a splendid job keeping the narrative close to the ground and so real.
Technically the film gets everything right. Mario Poljac’s cinematography is from the top draw. The colours and the contours are great. Viju Shah’s background score is silent. Dialogues are decent. Editing by Manas Mittal is fine. Direction is good.
CLASS OF 83 is a film that has nothing majorly against it, but yes, what it could have been is what disappoints us.
CLASS OF 83 – CLASSIFIED !!