‘102 Not Out’ movie review: This Big B & Rishi Kapoor starrer is a celebration of life
Umesh Shukla’s directorial ‘102 Not Out’ has hit the theaters. The film has brought together the much loved popular jodi of the 70’s together once again much to the delight of their fans. Yes we are talking about Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor who have added their magic to this deeply satisfying father-son story set in the heart of Mumbai.
The movie is based on a Gujarati play of the same name. It is a heartwarming tale of a never-say-die father and stuffy grumpy sullen son.
At 102 Dattatraya Vakharia (Amitabh Bachchan) wants to live on for some more years to break the world record set by a Chinese man and become the oldest man alive. His zest for life is missing in his son Babulal (Rishi Kapoor). He is a grumpy and unadventurous man, who even times his stay in the shower to perfect 14 minutes lest he catches a cold.
Fed up of his eccentric way of life, Dattatraya decides to pack his son Babulal off to an old age home unless he decides to take on the challenges he throws at him.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor play characters much beyond their years and the dynamics between them are rock solid. Both are aptly supported by Jimit Trivedi as the errand boy Dhiru. His subtle but over-the-top performance helps him in holding his own against the veterans.
The first half of the film is rudimentary but the second half steadily builds up emotional momentum. The film is a heart-warming celebration of life. It teaches us to find that one rare moment of truth that binds two people together.
Watch it for Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor’s performance.
Watch the trailer here: