A hero policeman, shunted to a punishment posting as the Dean of the police academy, decides to punish the corrupt bureaucracy and its criminal allies in return by training five lethal assassin policemen. But, like all good plans, it only works for a while until the fire that he has ignited threatens to burn down his own house. Set in Bombay in the early 80s, Class of ‘83 is the story of Dean Vijay Singh (Bobby Deol), a police officer-turned-instructor, who takes 5 young cadets under his wings to fight corruption brought upon by the underworld in 80s Bombay.
Talking about his character, Bobby Deol, said “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 potential to resonate globally.”