Friday 19 July 2013

Movie Review: Sixteen

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Star Cast:
Izabelle Leite, Mehak Manwani, Wamiqa Gabbi, Keith Sequeira, Highphill Mathews, Rohan Mehra, Varun Jhamb, Zakir Hussain, Prabhleen Sandhu
Raj Purohit
Shailesh R. Singh Vishwas Joshi
Music Director:
Prashant Pillai Adam Avil Eddie Avil Gaurav Dagaonkar
Drama, Thriller

Here's what Bollywood critics have to say about Sixteen:

Taran Adarsh
Rating 3

SIXTEEN captures the life of teens as they go through their loves and heartaches, dreams and destructions in their school, home and the outside world. While the premise may seem basic or one-dimensional, director Raj Purohit ensures that he packs in quite a bit in those 2+ hours. Actually, Purohit makes a genuine attempt to narrate not one, but varied stories in the film and each of them, in some way, mirrors the lives of youngsters who stand on the threshold of adulthood. There are moments that startle you, not because the director presents it in the exaggerated form, but because the Gen X thinks and converses so differently in the present day. On the whole, SIXTEEN is well-intentioned and tackles relevant issues, although the second half could've been sharper. Good watch!

The Times of India
Rating: 2
Perhaps Sixteen tries to appease to one audience too many. Teens of course, who will seek empathy in the story and its characters, but also adults. Here the filmmakers try to interpret teenage thoughts for those who once when through it themselves but only have a few selective memories to latch on and laugh off. The times have changed too of course but despite the modus operandi turning to technology, the basic principles of teen angst hasn't altered much. Hormones still rage, vices are still cool, but all teenagers eventually come of age.

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