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Sixteen Hindi Movie Review

Sixteen  Rating: 2.8/5

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Sixteen  Movie Review


Ratings:3/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh Site:BollywoodHungama

SIXTEEN captures the life of teens as they go through their loves and heartaches, dreams and destructions in their school, home and the outside world. While the premise may seem basic or one-dimensional, director Raj Purohit ensures that he packs in quite a bit in those 2+ hours. Actually, Purohit makes a genuine attempt to narrate not one, but varied stories in the film and each of them, in some way, mirrors the lives of youngsters who stand on the threshold of adulthood. There are moments that startle you, not because the director presents it in the exaggerated form, but because the Gen X thinks and converses so differently in the present day. On the whole, SIXTEEN is well-intentioned and tackles relevant issues, although the second half could’ve been sharper. Good watch!

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Karan Anshuman Site:Mumbai Mirror

Perhaps Sixteen tries to appease to one audience too many. Teens of course, who will seek empathy in the story and its characters, but also adults. Here the filmmakers try to interpret teenage thoughts for those who once when through it themselves but only have a few selective memories to latch on and laugh off. The times have changed too of course but despite the modus operandi turning to technology, the basic principles of teen angst hasn’t altered much. Hormones still rage, vices are still cool, but all teenagers eventually come of age.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Renuka Vyavahare Site:Times Of India (TOI)

Purohit wisely addresses the issues that deserve to be mentioned. Peer pressure, relationship issues, s**, unplanned pregnancy, academic pressure, suicide, MMS scandals, surfing adult content on the net in spite of being under 18…almost all significant issues are maturely handled and presented. Nowhere do you feel too much is being served at one go. Although sluggish pace is what dampens the impact, as the filmmaker slips into an artistic mode every now and then.However, the film has its limitations. It focuses on the dilemmas of the rich kids, thus catering to urbane youth. Beverly Hills, 90210 in a way…

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV

Sixteen might be sweet but it is ‘a tough place to be’. In debutant director Raj Purohit’s sparkling little gem of a film, that home truth isn’t a mere homily. Sixteen is certainly good, if not great, cinema. It takes the viewer into a world that one can easily identify with, a world where the shenanigans of youth often threaten to snowball into full-fledged crises. Sixteen pulls no punches when it matters. But it remains a warm, endearing film even when it gets down to tackling the bitter truths of life. Simple but never simple-minded, this is a must watch.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

Sometimes you go in with zero advance knowledge of the film, and it surprises you. Sixteen does exactly that, giving you a bunch of mostly well-to-do Delhi-based 16 year olds, and their brand of confused, teenage angst, observed with a fair degree of sharpness and humour. There is heartbreak, and heartache here, minus exaggeration. And some life-affirming scenes, even if the film nearly ends on a lecture about how 16-year-olds can be the most misunderstood breed. This Sixteen is slight, but stays fresh and honest for the most part.

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