(Released: Jul 12, 2013)
Sixteen is a story about lost innocence and teenage heartache in urban India. Meet Anu (Izabelle Liete) - Young, intelligent, good looking, sensitive, ambitious. Brash, bold with lots of attitude. She's almost a woman now. In the way she dresses, in the way she approaches life. She is aware of the effect she has on the men around her. She has been through breakups (note the plural), has flings and wants to be the Miss India. So that she can one day rule the glamour world. Meet Tanisha (Wamiqa Gabbi)- In search of love, withdrawing at the slightest notice of an imperfection, Tanisha is gutsy, but more rooted. Going on a blind date is not a problem with her. Going on a second date is. Meet Nidhi(Mehak Manwani)- Traces of innocence and a whole lot of sweetness, still in the throes of first love, full of dreams. Unlike the cynical Anu and the practical Tanisha, she makes you want to be sixteen again, experience all that was good with those days. Meet Ashwin (Highphill Mathew)- An introverted and completely lacking in confidence. Tanisha's classmate, best friend and silent lover, his life is overshadowed by a dominating and violent father who would leave nothing to make him an IAS officer. Sixteen captures the life of these teens, as they go through their loves and heartaches, dreams and destructions in their school, home and the outside world. Sixteen is the story of their friendship and turbulent route it takes through the growing up years. And also about the adults around them who make, unmake and remake their world, sometimes brutally, sometimes beautifully.