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102 Not Out movie release Highlights: Review, audience reaction and more

102 Not Out highlights: Want to know what critics, celebrities, and fans are saying about the Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor starrer 102 Not Out? Read this blog for all the updates about the Umesh Shukla directorial.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 4, 2018 3:00:38 pm
102 Not Out movie 102 Not Out highlights: Directed by Umesh Shukla, 102 Not Out stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Mukesh Hariawala and Jimit Trivedi

Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor starrer 102 Not Out has hit the screens. Audiences can’t wait to see Amitabh and Rishi don the unusual roles of the elderly father-son duo. Based on a play written by Saumya Joshi and helmed by Oh My God director Umesh Shukla, 102 Not Out also stars actors Mukesh Hariawala and Jimit Trivedi.

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Talking to indianexpress.com about 102 Not Out, director Umesh Shukla said, “Just like the subject of Oh My God! was very universal, I felt that the story of 102 Not Out was also very universal. It is almost like a love story between a father and his son. I found the idea that a 102-year-old father would be willing to send his son to an old age home because he is too boring, very unique. The character of 102 is so vital in the sense that he still wants to live life to the fullest. You know, the idea that age is just a number.”

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Read this blog to know about 102 Not Out, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Mukesh Hariawala and Jimit Trivedi.

14:58 (IST)04 May 2018
102 Not Out movie review

Shalini Langer in her movie review of 102 Not Out writes, "No doubt it’s great to see a film about two old people with unseemly paunches, bad hair, heavily wrinkled faces, dressed in slept-in clothes and not doing much, as all old people, if lucky, should get to do. But we have seen both Bachchan and Kapoor in that avatar in better films (Piku especially, and in Kapoor & Sons) before this. Here, they are used first to underline the point about living life to the fullest, and then to double-underline how mean sons who migrate to the Big, Bad West can be. But there are no middle grounds, no grey areas, no medical scares, no money issues, and even very little tension as the 102-year-old Dattatraya (Bachchan) threatens to send his 75-year-old, pessimistic son Babulal to an old-age home."

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14:37 (IST)04 May 2018
Amitabh Bachchan on where he draws such deep understanding of human emotions

During the live interaction, on being asked from where he draws such deep understanding of human emotions, the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan credited it to his late father Harivanshrai Bachchan. "I would like to give the credit for this to my father. People say that you have stars in your family (my wife, son, daughter-in-law) but I feel my father was my biggest star. The things I learnt from him, I still believe in them and will continue to do so."

14:26 (IST)04 May 2018
Amitabh Bachchan on his relationship with his children

After the screening of 102 Not Out, in a live interaction with fans, Amitabh Bachchan revealed that unlike the film he has never raised his voice on Abhishek and Shweta Bachchan. He said that both of his children have immense love and respect for him and their mother Jaya Bachchan.

14:12 (IST)04 May 2018
Sanju director Rajkumar Hirani at 102 Not Out screening

(Photo credit: Varinder Chawla)

13:56 (IST)04 May 2018
Director Umesh Shukla on Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor's characters in 102 Not Out

Umesh Shukla told IANS, "For the first time, Amitabh and Chintuji (Rishi) are essaying Gujarati characters. We have seen them as friends and brothers, but not like father and son. People will love them. After watching the film, people would like to take them home (in their mind) and not leave them behind in the theatre."

13:41 (IST)04 May 2018
Director Umesh Shukla on 102 Not Out

Director Umesh Shukla told PTI, “I want to tell the audience – live life to the fullest and deal with problems as and when they come. At the age of 80, you can live like a 20-year-old and vice versa. At any age you can be a happy person."

13:28 (IST)04 May 2018
Amitabh Bachchan on his relationship with son Abhishek Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan spoke about his relationship with Abhishek at a special screening of 102 Not Out and said,"We both are friends. I had decided that the moment he starts borrowing my shoes, we would become friends. And that’s what we are. Now he borrows my clothes too."

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13:17 (IST)04 May 2018
Sanju actor Ranbir Kapoor at the screening of 102 Not Out

(Image credit: Varinder Chawla)

13:08 (IST)04 May 2018
Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the screening of 102 Not Out

(Photo credit: Varinder Chawla)

12:54 (IST)04 May 2018
Amitabh Bachchan on 102 Not Out

Amitabh Bachchan at the song launch of 102 Not Out shared, "Senior citizens are very respectable members of the society. We need to treat them with a lot of dignity and respect. I hope that with this film we can convey it to the common man and audience."

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12:42 (IST)04 May 2018
Badumbaaa will now be a part of 102 Not Out

Director Umesh Shukla told IANS, "We are overwhelmed with the response that ‘Badumbaaa’ has received. We got a lot of requests from fans all over saying that they want the song to be a part of the film. Hence, now we will add the song to the end credits of the film."

12:23 (IST)04 May 2018
Amitabh Bachchan sings Badumbaaa for 102 Not Out

12:09 (IST)04 May 2018
Listen to 102 Not Out's "Bachche Ki Jaan" voiced by Arijit Singh

11:52 (IST)04 May 2018
Shilpa Shinde wishes Amitabh Bachchan all the luck for 102 Not Out
11:43 (IST)04 May 2018
Director duo Abbas Mustan on 102 Not Out
11:33 (IST)04 May 2018
Amitabh Bachchan gives his voice to the classic "Waqt Ne Kia" for 102 Not Out

11:23 (IST)04 May 2018
Hichki director Siddharth Malhotra on 102 Not Out
11:12 (IST)04 May 2018
102 Not Out early rections

Indianexpress.com's Arushi Jain shares, "102 Not Out is a pleasant 102 minutes watch. The two actors Amitabh Bachchan (Dattatraya Vakharia) and Rishi Kapoor (Babulal Vakharia) very efficiently raise varied emotions as the narrative of the film unfolds. Jimit Trivedi who plays the role of a domestic help to Amitabh and Rishi maintains his own in the film led by two superstars. The actors and the director of the movie have refrained from the caricaturish interpretation of the Gujarati accent. The plot is crisp and the director succeeds in bringing forth the plight of parents who send their offsprings abroad but are left alone back home."

11:02 (IST)04 May 2018
Vindu Dara Singh on 102 Not Out
10:51 (IST)04 May 2018
Director Umesh Shukla on working with Amitabh Bachchan

Umesh Shukla told indianexpress.com, "When I actually narrated the script to him, in a matter of only 10 minutes, he said ‘yes’ to the role. He didn’t even let me complete the entire narration, he said it’s a brilliant hook and got ready for the film."

Read More | 102 Not Out director Umesh Shukla: Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor were like students on sets

Directed by Umesh Shukla, 102 Not Out stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Mukesh Hariawala and Jimit Trivedi among others. The film marks a collaboration between Rishi and Amitabh after a long hiatus of 27 years. While they have previously been seen playing brothers/friends on screen, this time they will be seen in the role of a father-son duo. 102 Not Out is the story of a 102-year-old man who is determined to hold the record of being the oldest man alive. The only problem, according to him, is his grumpy 75-year-old son who is too boring to live with.

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