I woke up and read some very bad reviews of R…Rajkumar on my twitter timeline. So, I was thanking my stars that I had to review Club 60 and not R..Rajkumar. Thankfully it wasn’t a bad film. It might not offer anything new but it’s a sweet film about dealing with loss, loneliness and life after 60.
Tarique(Farooque Shaikh) and Sayra(Sarika) are dealing with the loss of their young son. Though Sayra is the stronger one amongst the two, Tarique goes into acute depression to the point that he tries to commit suicide. Enters Manu(Raghuvir Yadav), a loud mouth and forever happy character, who is a member of a club called club 60. How club 60 and its members become the catalyst of change in Tarique’s life is what this film is about.
With no plot to fall back on, the script relies more on the day to day life of its characters, which gets repetitive at times. What saves the film from being a bore is the cast. Farooque Sheikh and Sarika make a lovely pair on screen and excel in the emotional scene. Raghuvir Yadav gets to do an Anand like role of a happy go lucky guy who wants to spread joy in everyone’s life. The three leads are ably supported by Satish Shah, Sharat Saxena, Tinnu Anand and Vineet Kumar.
Director Sanjay Tripathy is very earnest in his direction but should have toned down the preaching and filled the script with some funny situations.
Word of mouth – Club 60 is watchable in spite of not offering anything new and fresh
Rating – *** (One Time Watch)
Ticket Meter – worth 150 bucksview less