102 NOT OUT Movie Review: Umesh Shukla, like his last film, oh my god, has again found his inspiration in a play. He has made “102 Not Out” based on Soumya Joshi’s Gujarati play. 102 Not Out is a lesson on life skills and how to rise above the bitter memories and cherish the sweet ones.
102 Not Out, the film has been the talk of the town for a host of reasons. It’s the screen reunion of Bollywood’s two gifted actors, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. After 27 years, people will see them together on screen. Their strange looks have been another talking point thus whetting the appetite and rekindling the interest of cinegoers even further.
As the trailer and tagline – ‘Baap super cool, Beta old school’ promises a fun ride. 102 Not Out is not a laugh riot like Umesh Shukla’s previous film ‘Oh My God’, but a serious affair. Surely it has funny moments, but both the crux and the treatment of the film is sombre.
102 Not Out | Official Trailer | Amitabh Bachchan | Rishi Kapoor | Umesh Shukla | In Cinemas May 4th
In this film, Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Dattatray Vakharia( the father ), and Rishi Kapoor plays the role of Babulal Vakharia( the son ). 102-year-old father and his 75-year-old son don’t have much much in common. While the father’s zeal for a fulfilling life knows no boundary, the son is trapped in his past.
Suddenly one day, the father decided to send the son to an old age home. The son protests and the father names his terms. He asks his son to fulfil his five conditions over a period of six months. But it is more than just a game for them.
Laughs and funs are not the main reason why you should opt for the film. But, if you are interested to hear the story of two old men, which could be the story of many families, check it out. The duration of the film is 101 – minute only. But its enough to convey its high spirits and liveliness. Film’s message is louder than fun; it doesn’t bore you.