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102 Not Out Review

U Comedy, Drama 1 hrs 41 mins May 2, 2018





102 Not Out Review & Rating


102 Not Out begins with a 2D animation that depicts the city of Mumbai, this animated sequence sets the tone for the film and then the main characters of Datattraya Vakharia (Amitabh Bachchan), his son Babulal (Rishi Kapoor) and the local medical delivery guy Dhiru (Jimit Trivedi) are introduced. Dattatreya is a 102-year-old man who lives life to the fullest and wants to be the oldest living man in the world. His son, on the other hand, is around 75 years old and has given up on life and is usually grumpy and gloomy all the time. This is when Datattraya decides to become the world’s first father to send his son to an old age home.

Babulal, of course, does not want to go so his father sets up a bunch of conditions if he wants to stay in this house. Trying to keep up with these conditions, Babulal usually changes his outlook on life and become happier day by day. The conversations between the three major characters are lovely to watch and bring a smile to your face. But one of the conditions includes Babulal having to deal with one of his emotional demons from the plot, which becomes the main plot point of the second half of the film.

The second half of the movie is justifiable emotional, but the audience who is expecting comedy will be disappointed. Amitabh Bachchan delivers one of his best performances in this film and makes his character very believable. Not just in the funny scenes, but he excels in the emotional scenes as well and also manages to get the Gujarati accent perfectly. Rishi Kapoor also gets into his character very well and delivers a powerful performance, and the transformation of his character is applaud worthy. Jimit Trivedi, who was appreciated for his acting in Akshay Kumar’s Bhool Bhulaiya, gives out a memorable performance in this film too and often acts as the comic relief.

Umesh Shukla’s direction, though, is not at par with his previous films and he loses focus in certain scenes of the first half where the pacing doesn’t feel right. He manages to regain control in the second half. Saumya Joshi, who has also written and directed the original play that this film is based on, has written the dialogues and screenplay for this film. His dialogues connect with the audience very well and the screenplay does feel like a stage play at times, but the content is powerful enough for that to be ignored.

The songs in this film haven’t been given much importance and usually play in the background as the story moves forward. The film is just 102 minutes long, and the editing has been kept tight. The background music by George Joseph is perfect and goes along with the tone of the film beautifully. Laxman Utkar’s cinematography is okay but he manages to capture the locales of Mumbai perfectly.

Verdict: Overall, 102 Not Out is a family entertainer with a message, and can be watched once.

102 Not Out Critic Reviews

102 Not Out User Reviews

  • Vishal

    4 May 18 @ 1:59 PM

    102 Not Out, the latest film by Umesh Shukla that brings together Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor after a long gap is a feel good movie. The best part about the film is the performances given by all the actors in it, there is no melodrama or overacting and the setting of the film has been kept very simple. The direction could have been better and the story, which is based on a play of the same name, does not translate well on the movie screen. The dialogues are powerful but the songs are forgettable. Watch it for the acting performances.

  • Shiva

    5 May 18 @ 9:04 PM

    Blockbuster Hit

102 Not Out Live Updates & Public Talk

102 Not Out is the latest family entertainer by director Umesh Shukla that tells the story of a young at heart 102 year old man (Amitabh Bachchan) and his son (Rishi Kapoor) who has accepted his old age and does not do much. The film is a quirky one that is based on a play by Saumya Shukla of the same name and is being adored by the viewers. Check out what the public has to say about the film:

The people are living the message that the film is giving, which is to live life to the fullest and stop worrying about small things and problems. The performances by both the lead actors, who are pairing up on the big screen after a gap of 27 years, is also being praised and loved by everyone. Director Umesh Shukla is also being appreciated for bringing such a fun-filled story to the big screen in his own way.

Not just the general audiences but many film critics and Bollywood insiders are praising this movie for being very light-hearted and not pretending to be something more than it is. Especially the performances of the lead actors, Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan are being adored and their portrayals of really old men seem interesting and fun to watch on the big screen. 

Keep watching this space for more 102 Not Out public talk and live updates.

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What is 102 Not Out all about?

102 Not Out is the latest film directed by OMG! Oh My God director Umesh Shukla and stars Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in the lead role, who are coming together on the big screen after almost three decades. It tells an interesting story of a 102-year-old man (Amitabh Bachchan) who wants to set the world record for being the oldest person on earth, which is currently 118 years, held by a Chinese man. Amitabh Bachchan plays a fun loving person and Rishi Kapoor plays his grumpy old son, who has given up on life and his wife has left him. Amitabh’s character takes it on to himself to help his son to get his wife back. The film is a unique and interesting journey about life and happiness.

What to expect from 102 Not Out?

Amitabh Bachchan – Rishi Kapoor Jodi

Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan have delivered many hits in the prime of their career like Kabhie Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb, Coolie and Ajooba (which was their last outing together). They are coming back together on the big screen after a gap of 27 years, but have been giving out hits after hits in their individual career. The fans of both the actors are very excited about seeing this pair once again.

Slice Of Life Comedy

According to the director, and as it is apparent from viewing the trailer, the film is going to be a light-hearted slice of life comedy with a little bit of drama. It is a quirky story about an old father and son where the father misbehaves and his son has to keep him in check. The film will definitely put a smile on the viewers’ faces.

Top Class Direction

Director Umesh Shukla has made a name for himself for making fun films that also have a message in them, like the film OMG Oh My God which starred Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. A similar film can be expected from the director which will connect with the audiences and the story will stay with them even after the film ends.

Superhit Music

Salim-Sulaiman have composed a majority of the songs in the film that are already a hit among the listeners and are topping all the charts. Singers like Arijit Singh, Sonu Nigam, and Armaan Malik have lent their voices to these powerful songs. Apart from this, the lead actors Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan have also sung a song titled Badumbaaa, where Bachchan has also composed the music for it.

Keep watching this space and find out as and when the first 102 Not Out review is out.