Running at precisely 102 minutes, Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out bats a sluggish but entertaining innings. About collection, it is too early to predict as movies like Avengers: Infinity War already riding a beckon on the Indian Box Office, and Alia Bhatt starrer Raazi launching on May 11, however it is certainly a pleasure to see two of the biggest superstars of Bollywood – Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor – playing the role of father and son!
Amitabh Bachchan portrays Dattatraya, a 102 year elderly man whose spirit is still in his 20s. His son, Babulal, portrays by Rishi Kapoor, is 75 and has accredited his old age. Both father and son are widowers and lead a lonely survival in their extensive villa. They have entirely conflicting perspective for life. They debate continuously however share fabulous bonding and admiration to each other’s views. Unexpectedly Dattatraya makes a decision that Babulal needs to revolutionize his approach towards life and become ‘young’ once more. What catastrophes transpire in this voyage shapes the core of the movie.
“I have a different kind of relationship and vibe with my father [Bachchan] in this film. You cannot slot this film into something you have seen before … 102 Not Out is a family film, an emotional one,” said Kapoor in an interview with Gulf News tabloid!.
The effortlessness with which the movie portrays the murky rapport between its characters is unbelievable. They both make you blissful. There are parts in the movie where emotions run high, but it’s certainly not too haughty. It’s just a joyful and healthy entertainer that tells you that living in the moment and making the most of everyday of your life is all that matters. And age of course, as they say, is just a number.