Club 60 (2013)

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A glance at 62 years old Manu bhai Shah (Raghubir Yadav) and how he appears peculiar in his outfit, crazy in his behavior, flamboyant in his style, loud and funny in his conversation and ... See full summary »


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24 March 2017 | inforaza
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| Club 60 will inspire elderly people to live more fulfilling lives! A must watch!
Many may not have heard of a Hindi film called Club 60, but it is an entertaining & thoughtful film that teaches you an important "lifestyle skill" – Life a fulfilling life even if you are on the wrong side of 60.

But for this you've to come out of your "lifestyle well" in which you've been living like a "frog" for years and decades. Sounds familiar, isn't? I am sure you will agree that most of us live like this "frog" in the "well" of our own miseries, despair, routine habits, and limited recreational activities.

This is precisely the kind of life that neurosurgeon, Dr Tariq Sheikh (Farooq Sheikh) and his wife Dr Saira (Sarika) were living after the death of their only son. Things started changing when they came in contact with a funny, colourful and melodramatic character, Manubhai (Raghubir Yadav).

It is he who introduced them to Club 60 consisting of retired – but jovial – members (Satish Shah, Tinnu Anand, Sharat Saxena & Vineet Kumar).

HAPPY POINTS about CLUB 60

1 - Club 60 is a simple film - but one which acts as a Mirror to anyone over 60 or someone living a boring/depressive life. It is not only entertaining (it has nice comedy in it) but also gives you an important lesson in life that will touch your mind and heart.

The film is emotional, thought-provoking and will surely make you rethink about your own (routine) life. It will make you wonder if at all there is any enjoyments and fulfilment in your own life.

By the way, I saw this film on Star Gold Select. And it is the only TV channel in which you are most likely to see the film again in future.

2 – It has dialogues which are very touching, thoughtful and also real. It is as if it's YOU who is being talked to. It is as if it's YOUR life which is getting "exposed".

The MOST touching dialogue was the one between Sarika and Farooq Sheikh (who has sadly passed away) in the balcony of their flat. The way Sarika emotionally implored Farooq to get out of the rut he is in…to escape from the depression he is in, will bring tears to your eyes. It may even make you feel "self-conscious" depending on the situation in your life.

Manubhai will teach you - "Zindagi se ehsaan mat le, Zindagi pe ehsaan kar". This from Manubhai who himself had a very, very sad past.

Tell you what, it is only in rare Indian films that you will get to see such "real" dialogues – and without any melodrama surrounding it.

3 – There are many hilarious moments presented in a normal manner – without any melodrama.

The best one for me is when semi-naked Sharat Saxena calls Raghubir Yadav (the most hyperactive all characters) from a hotel and tells him what a prostitute did to him after he slept with her. After listening, Raghubir burst into a kind of intense "suppressed laughter"…it looks so real and infectious that you too will react in exactly the same way!

4 – It was refreshing to see Sarika after so many years. In fact, I'd never seen her in a film after she became aged. Long, long time back (when in school) I'd seen a film in which she was just – believe it or not! - a Kid. Just see how time passes by.

And how can I forget Farooq Sheikh, the great actor he is? Sadly he passed away in the same month in which the film was released (Dec. 2013). We will all remember him by his Tumhari Amrita, Katha, Garam Hawa, Chashme Buddoor – and Club 60 too.

5 – You will get to hear melodious Ghazals - "Rooh Mein Faasle Nahin Hotey", "Pal Pal Khelti Hai Zindagi" and "Kho Kar Maine Aaj Tumhe Paaya Hai".

SAD POINTS about CLUB 60

1 - Raghubir Yadav's character is occasionally melodramatic and over-the-top which could easily have been avoided.

2 – After the "MOST touching dialogue" I'd just mentioned…and when you are in tears while listening to it…suddenly the scene changes to bursts of laughter amongst the members of Club 60.

This is a horrible anti-climax, I must say! It is as if the emotional build-up created by that heart-rending dialogue was suddenly "killed"!

Finally, such "thoughtful, eye-opening" entertaining films should be made more often. Although Club 60 is by no means a great film, but it is a film I'd love to watch MORE THAN ONCE.

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