Arre, yeh to apni story hai,” I heard one guy tell another as I walked out of a theatre, mostly with teenagers who appeared to have enjoyed every moment of the campus rom-com Middle Class Love. I couldn’t agree more; the film is like that — unpretentious and heart-warming.
Remember the first time you fell in love, held your partner’s hand in public, announced to your gang you were ‘seeing someone’; dressed up for college annual day, or hung out with buddies in the canteen. Well, that’s what Ratna Sinha’s latest directorial is for you. But let me add, that the film isn’t only about college romance, it is also about the life of any middle-class boy or girl and their struggles to rise over it.
Produced by Zee Studios and Benaras Mediaworks, Middle Class Love stars Prit Kamani, Kavya Thapar, Eisha Singh, Manoj Pahwa, Sapna Sand, and Sanjay Bishnoi. Set in the fictional college Oakwood College, the film captures urban college life with ease — youngsters sporting designer clothes, dapper dudes with rippling muscles, scorching hot wheels, and a colourful campus buzzing with all sorts of extra-curricular activities.