Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb and Coolie are some of the films that Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor were part of when double hero films were a norm. Ajooba directed by Shashi Kapoor in 1991 didn’t really rock the box office but remains an important part of Indian cinema just for the fact that this was the last time these two stars were seen sharing the silver screen. But that is about to change. The first teaser of Bachchan and Kapoor’s 102 Not Out will be released on Friday morning along with Akshay Kumar’s film Padman. We at in.com, however, were able to see it exclusively a day earlier.
A rather cheerful 1 minuter that looks into the lives of a 102 year old man (Bachchan) and his love for his 75 year old son (Rishi Kapoor).
Originally a Gujarati play by Saumya Joshi, 102 has now been turned into a film directed by Umesh Shukla. Shukla, who gave us the very satisfying and thought provoking Oh My God, was also the producer of the original play. “While I was producing the play, I realised that 102 had the potential to become a film. It was almost three years ago that I decided that these two people would be perfect for the role,” said Umesh.
Millennial content is the mantra these days but Team 102 feels that despite the age of the cast Not Out has the potential to be a knock out for the younger generation.
“I know the country loves the younger, fresh and vibrant new generation – as it should deservedly, but who ever said the ‘oldies’ are not capable to do similar .. we know you may not love us, but given a chance we shall not disappoint you either .. and that is as immodest as I can get,” said Amitabh Bachchan in a statement.
For Rishi Kapoor it’s all about the memories. “Being in ‘102 Not Out’ brought back a lot of fond memories and fun I have shared with Amitji during my younger days. I am glad to reunite with him on such a special and unusual film,” he said.
102 Not Out releases on May 4, 2018. And while it has absolutely nothing to do with the galaxy far, far away ... May the Fourth be with this one.