Film: Club 60
Cast: Farooque Sheikh, Sarika, Raghubir Yadav, Satish Shah, Tinnu Anand, Sharat Saxena and Vineet Kumar
Director: Sanjay Tripathy
What’s it about:
Club 60 is a story of a couple who deal with loss and realize that life goes on and sometimes the best moments are reserved for the last. Farooque Sheikh and Sarika play husband and wife who hit a roadblock when they hear news of their son being killed in a freak shoot out in the US. However, they are not the only ones struggling to cope with personal tragedies, the couple joins a club made for people over 60 where they befriend a bunch of oddballs with different back grounds and areas of work. Most of the film deals with how life can be colorful and fun even in the 60’s and the camaraderie between the friends.
Sarika and Farooque Sheikh deliver some strong performances. The two are utterly likeable and believable as the couple who wants to make an effort to get over their past. Dialogues written for Sarika and Sheikh are simple and touch the right chord.
Club 60 is heavy in content and the lethargic pace doesn’t help in keeping our interest alive. Because the matter of the film is serious and deals with senior actors , most of the scenes and moments become tedious and boring. Supporting cast is uneven in terms of the characters and performances. While Satish Shah and Vineet Kumar are engaging, the same can’t be said for Raghubir Yadav who hams it up for most of the part. The cheeky banter between friends and trying to keep the young spirit in them alive goes a bit over the top and is unconvincing.
What to do:
Watch it for some heart touching performances from Sarika and Farooque Sheikh. Overall Club 60 will struggle to lure in new members.
Watch the trailer here: