102 Not Out movie review: Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in their best collaboration so far

Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor are showing up on the screen together after 27 years and have partnered in some of the most iconic films such as ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’. Their film in the 70’s and 80’s though iconic but was not making any sense which is in drastic contrast to this. Them are perhaps the only 2 actors being able to survive the change in time and actually doing some of the best work of their careers now as they are not heroes anymore but actual complex characters. Rishi and Bachchan have sure come the longest way amongst all Hindi film actors.

The concept itself of the film is quite fascinating when a 102 years old father wants to send his 75 year old son to an old age home. It is the other way around but some Gujarati play writer reversed the situation in a hilarious way. Umesh Shukla (director, Oh My God) took the play and made it into a beautiful film. Both the actors are extraordinary in their endeavors within the characters they have portrayed and casting really could not have been any better. Everyone in this film was so much on the same page that it actually does contribute to every little detailing going in it.

Screenplay of the film has less but longer scenes which is quite poetic and emotional at times. There are not more than 45 scenes in the film but arrange din a way that they take you through gambit of varied emotions. Direction is quite flawless and editing really binds it all together to pursue a seamless narrative. It is a 100 minute or so film without disturbing the narrative with songs and out of place content as they do in Hindi films. Overall this film gives out a beautiful feeling and can be watched by people of all ages.

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Shubham Dwivedi

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