Classmates takes you back to college. A carefree life that revolves around bunking lectures, falling in and out of love, countless cups of tea and friends. What makes college life so special is the fact that once you graduate, you can never laugh the same careless laughter again. Those memories linger in the college campus, and those friends are lost in transition.
The film is a flashback into that amazing phase in the life of eight friends who were brought together and then tragically torn apart. Their friendship is suddenly marred when competitiveness kicks in, in the form of student elections. What follows next is beyond anything you have thought of. The story may look and sound familiar, but that is only because you have lived that life too. It is relatable and leaves a bittersweet aftertaste.
Marathi cinema has arrived. The background score, cinematography, and the entire packaging is fresh and glamorous. The story is gripping and has a suspense element to it. Sai Tamhankar plays a tomboy in the film, and does complete justice to it. Ankush Choudhari plays the popular brat with ease, but it is Siddharth Chandekar who takes your heart away. Sonali Kulkarni is picture perfect. Sachit Patil’s character is hard to understand but undeniably good at heart.
Classmates will make you make that call to all your besties. It leaves you feeling strangely nostalgic and that is incentive enough to go back to college and run your hand across those benches you had once carved your names on.
Why should you watch the film?
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, call your group of friends and relive your memories, as the batch of 1995 takes you through theirs!