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Class Of ’83: Bobby Deol Takes Centre Stage as Formidable Cop

Set in Bombay in the early 80s, Class of ‘83 is the story of Dean Vijay Singh (Bobby Deol), a police officer-turned-instructor.

He takes 5 young cadets under his wings to fight corruption brought upon by the underworld in 80s Bombay.

The cop drama, directed by Atul Sabharwal, will release exclusively on Netflix on August 21, 2020, and the trailer dropped today.

One of the policemen in Vijay Singh’s squad says in the trailer: “We all know what happened with you and it happened because you didn’t know how to play the game.”

The two-and-a-half-minute trailer is a true blue cop drama with glimpses of Vijay Singh’s efforts to train the squad, which will have the freedom to “encounter gangsters without any restriction of jurisdiction.”

Their motto is that getting rid of gangsters like Kalsekar is to “Save Bombay from a disease.”

During his mission, Dean Vijay Singh also finds himself in trouble for his extreme ways but fights on – balancing law and order on one hand and breaking rules on the other.

Besides Bobby, other cast members also include Annup Sonii, Vishwajeet Pradhan and Joy Sengupta.

It is also produced by Gaurav Verma and Gauri Khan (Red Chillies Entertainment).

Written by Abhijeet Deshpande. the movie is an adaptation of Hussain Zaidi’s ‘Class of 83: The Punishers of Mumbai Police’.

Lead actor Bobby expressed a few words about his character: 

“I love the sheer variety of content a digital medium like Netflix has to offer and it’s truly encouraging to know that your work can reach so many people across the world.

The 80s was a fascinating period in Mumbai’s history and this film allowed me to live and feel that era all over again.

When Atul (director) & Red Chillies Entertainment approached me, I was drawn by the intensity and depth of the character and knew right away that I had to be part of Class Of ‘83.

It’s my first attempt on digital and it also happens to be the first film by RCE and Netflix together.

It’s an exciting and challenging time to be an actor and I am super excited that everyone gets to see the trailer tomorrow and the film on 21 August.”

Talking about Class of ‘83, director Atul Sabharwal said:

“This project was extremely interesting and the whole crew helped bring the era of the 80s to life, which was a big challenge.

People will see Bobby as they have never seen him before and the cast of newcomers is phenomenal in the film.”

Producer Gaurav Verma (Red Chillies Entertainment) commented:

“Hussain sahab’s book provided the source material for a story, co-developed with Netflix which draws inspiration from the gritty story of Mumbai and in Atul, we have a director whose sensibilities complemented the vision for this film.

This is the first RCE film with Netflix and the story has the potential to resonate globally.”

The film streams from 21st August.

Watch the Class of ’83 trailer here:

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