Old-age can get hard but how different can it be when you get to live it with your father? That seems to be the idea behind 102 Not Out. The Umesh Shukla directorial tells the heartwarming story a father-son duo living past their life expectancy. The official teaser released on February 9 gives us glimpses of the unusual story being brought to life on screen by Bollywood’s celebrated actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor.
Bachchan and Kapoor will be seen sharing screen space 27 years after they starred in Shashi Kapoor’s Ajooba in 1991. While Bachchan plays a 102-year-old free-willing father, Kapoor is the more reserved does not-laugh-often 75-year-old son. The first shot of the teaser has Bachchan playing a saxophone while Kapoor puffs away in a yoga posture. The difference in their approach to life is well bifurcated in the teaser. The catch-line in the teaser however is Bachchan saying he will be the first father in the world to send his son to an old-age home.
Bollywood has often documented the relationship between a father and son but with 102, based on a Gujarati play of the same name by Saumya Joshi, Umesh Shukla looks at a different age group altogether. The generation gap is exhibited by reversing the norm of youngsters being more jovial.
The movie is expected to be a refreshing break from skin baring, ab flashing, perfect hair new gen of Bollywood actors as two oldies will get on screen to entertain you. Bachachan rightfully put it in words during an interview, “I know the country loves the younger, fresh and vibrant new generation, as must it should deservedly, but whoever said the ‘oldies’ are not capable to do the similar, we know if given a chance we shall not disappoint you either, that is as immodest as I can get. BADUMBAAAAAAAAA!”
The movie produced by Sony will hit screens on May 4.