18 August 2013 | nairtejas
Fantastic& Genuine Rendition. An Epitome Of Coming-Of-Age Flicks. ♦ 65%
Sixteen is a movie every teenager should watch & this is not like an advice but education. It talks everything about the age & it talks bold.
With newbies doing fantastic work with whatever was given to them, it talks about the lives of few classmates who have just entered adolescence. Their wild escapades, sensitive talks & everything related to it. The love factor, relationships, sex & the generation - Sixteen has everything in large amounts in it. The plot has lots of references of which many make sense. Some elements are hackneyed thus giving us some unanswered questions. Although, the characters are so nicely baked by the writers, they pull certain topics with finesse. All the factors introduced are handled properly giving a wonderful conclusion.
Screenplay is fine but editing & cinematography is awful. And that doesn't stop the viewer from enjoying the thrills, shakes & reality inculcated into the story. The grave reality in the second half is truly enduring. a 6.5 out of 10 for this amazing effort.
BOTTOM LINE: One of the best & meaningful films of 2013, in spite of its boldness. A must watch! Highly recommended, if you are ready to compromise with the film factors.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES
Profanity: Mild; Muted | Vulgarity: Mild | Nudity: No | Foreplay/Mouth- Kiss: Mild | Sex: No; Implied | Violence: Mild | Gore: No | Smoking: Strong | Alcohol: Mediocre | Drugs: No | Porn: Very Mild