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102 Not Out is no doubt to be one of the most anticipated movies of this year to see the two powerhouse performers, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, together on the big screen.  Like his last film, Oh My God, director Umesh Shukla has again found his spur in a play. The movie is based on Saumya Joshi’s Gujarati play that shows the life cycle of father-son story.

‘102 Not Out’ is a story of Dattatreya Vakharia, a 102-year-old man, who desires to disrupt the existing world record of being the oldest living male. He lives with his 75-year-old cantankerous son, played by Rishi Kapoor. While he is around, the father wants to transform his son’s life for good. Whether he manages to do so or not forms the core of the film.

‘102 Not Out’ have a great script for a play and clicked delightfully with a live audience, it falls flat as a film. Rishi Kapoor is what withstands the audience’s interest when the humor vanishes and 102 Not Outfalls in a cesspit of mawkish disclosures and exploited emotions. Overall with reasonable production values which include basic computer generated images that makes this telling appear like a pixey tale, the film is a heart-touching festivity of life.


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Joydev Mishra

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