Not very often do you get to watch movies like Club 60. There’s something very endearing about movies like that because they come straight from the heart. So when I read the title, I thought it would be an extremely lame film with a bunch of oldies but I was clearly wrong.
The film tells the story of Tarique (Farooque Sheikh) and his wife Saira (Sarika). They move to Mumbai after their only son dies in a shootout in the U.S. Tarique who was working goes into depression while Saira continues to work to get her mind off what has happened. On a random day, they meet Manubhai (Raghubir Yadav) who is full of life, can be pushy and annoying and wears the most atrocious clothes. He encourages the couple to open up, meet people and become members of Club 60. This Club 60 is not just a place for senior citizens to play a sport or eat food but also to bond and fill the gaps they have in their life.
Director Sanjay Tripathi has done everything right to make a heartfelt film. The story is simple and has a lot of soul. More than anything, the screenplay here works. The characters are well etched out, are relatable and bring a sense of warmth into the story. The dialogues don’t seem forced or fake crating a natural flow and making it fun to watch. There’s not pretence whatsoever in terms of costumes, make up or look of the film.
The camera work is good in parts but otherwise very basic. I also felt that the background music went well with the theme. The music is not bad either but I wish there were fewer songs in the movie. I like the Ghazal-ish song that comes towards the end.
Being an emotional film, the actors had a major role to play. They would either make or break the film. Luckily, the performances are all top rated. Farooque Sheikh and Sarika have great chemistry and are natural actors. It’s lovely to see the emotions on Sarika’s face. So lovable and motherly. Farooque Sheikh too is so good that he says so much without saying anything at all. Raghubir Yadav has a very annoying character to play but he plays it with flair. Towards the end, I did get teary eyed while watching him perform and ended up ignoring his really bad tshirts which he’s worn throughout the film. Sharat Saxena, Tinny Anand and Satish Shah too are fun to watch.
Overall, a sweet and heartwarming film with characters you will love and feel connected to although it is slightly dragged. Go watch with your grandparents!