Club 60 is a sweet little movie that tries to tell you how to live your life cheerfully and in the present moment and not give in to unfortunate circumstances. Although told very simplistically it does succeed in its mission and makes you leave the theatre feeling good about life.
Tariq and Saira a doctor couple lose their grown up 20 year old son in a senseless shoot out in the USA. Shattered they move to Mumbai. The wife resumes her practice but the husband succumbs to depression and tries to kill himself. Enter Mannubhai, their somewhat loud and obnoxious but friendly 63 year old neighbour who starts taking the doctor to his club with him where he meets other members of the senior citizens gang. Slowly, he realizes that each person has some tragedy in his life but they are getting on with the business of living rather than giving in to their sorrows. This helps him to deal with his crises.
The story follows a pretty predictable path and you can easily guess what each scene will be like. However, the predictability doesn’t take away anything from the film. The bonhomie and friendship between the gang of 6, their idiosyncrasies and their way of dealing with their problems is quite amusing and builds a strong relationship between the characters and us.
Farooque Shaikh as Tarique gives an understated mature performance. Sarika, with not a trace of make up on her face is beautiful, dignified and subtle. The entire cast of oldies includes superb actors like Satish Shah, Tinnu Anand and Sharat Saxena and others bring out the nuances in each personality very well. Raghuvir Yadav as Mannubhai excels and is the life of the party.
This movie is a pleasant easy watch with lots of different moods-funny, sad, thought provoking. IT is understated and without fancy gimmickry and that comes as a relief after the hype we are subjected to in every other movie. You can take kids but they may get bored. The movie is like vanilla icecream, you know everything about it but still will enjoy it. Good for a spare evening.view less