Purohit wisely addresses the issues that deserve to be mentioned. If you are appalled by the behaviour and how 'advanced the kids are these days', Sixteen is for you. The scene mentioned above isn't the only time Highphill Mathew slips, in fact in another scene coming towards the end of the film, he again isn't able to do much justice to his character. When watching the movie most of people would realize as it is their story. Sixteen is a simple story with a share of heavy-duty moments that are handed to actors who seem less capable of handling the same. With advance technologies and internet awareness, teenagers of next generation have turned matured-much-before-their-age.
The scene in the pub shocked the policemen hugely and then they decided to call all the parents of the kids at the spot to show them the result of their liberty given.
Sixteen Movie Review
This kind of editing suits a short film, but it looks clumsy in a feature film like this and also confuses the viewer about the tone of the movie. So, you have to be selective while choosing the issues otherwise it will be like undercooked stuff. All the newcomers act well. So in case you cannot find the spirit to watch it in the theaters then do try to catch it on DVD once it gets released in the home video market in the next few weeks. Now that I've scolded 'Sixteen' like a fussy parent for its little mistakes, I can calm down and encourage the movie like a forgiving parent for all its goodness. The scene in the pub shocked the policemen hugely and then they decided to call all the parents of the kids at the spot to show them the result of their liberty given.