Umesh Shukla’s comedy-drama 102 Not Out starring Bollywood’s hits churning jodi of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor has been garnering mixed reviews from the critics. On its first day of release, the movie managed to open at the ticket counters with Rs 3.52 crore. It managed to surpass the expectations of the trade analysts and struck a chord with the audience for its light-hearted script and the performance of Amitabh and Rishi.
On its second day too, 102 Not Out has surpassed expectations and has recorded a collection of Rs 5.53 crore at the box office. With a growth percentage of more than 57%, looks like the father-son theme of the film has been successful at pulling people to the theaters.
The film had hit the theaters along with Hansal Mehta’s biographical drama Omerta starring Rajkummar Rao in the lead role. While Omerta had a slow start at the box office, the Amitabh-Rishi starrer is facing tough competition from last week’s release Marvel’s Avengers Infinity War. The superhero extravaganza has been a chart-bursting hit at the box office and has been eating up the business of local Indian productions.
102 Not Out is a story of 102-year-old Dattarya (Amitabh) and his 75-year-old son Babulal (Rishi). Dattatraya is full of life and wishes his son to also live a carefree life. Director Umesh Shukla has adapted a Gujarati play of the same name by Saumya Joshi into a full feature film. In an interview with indianexpress.com, he told us how Amitabh and Rishi are completely different people once they wear their makeup and clothes, “They actually become their characters. So whenever they come to the sets, all these things that we associate with stars, like he gets angry very quickly. He is an introvert. He is an extrovert. All these things completely vanish.”