After three decades, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor will be seen together on the big screen, this time as a dysfunctional father and son duo.
The film 102 Not Out is based on a Gujarati play of the same name and is about a 75-year-old man and his 102-year-old father. The father-son duo share a bittersweet relationship, bickering and making up.
In Piku, Amitabh Bachchan played a hypochondriac father to a 30-something Deepika Padukone, who is exasperated with his obsession with bowel movements. In 102 Not Out, Amitabh plays a cantankerous old man who refuses to act his age and drives his 75-year-old son, Rishi Kapoor up the wall. He’s 102 and wants to live to the fullest. He wants to break the record of a Chinese man who lived upto the age of 116. In his quest to do so, he wants to send his over-cautious, stuffy son to an old-age home. He thinks his son is boring and is hastening his ageing process. Rishi Kapoor, on the other hand, has accepted the reality of being an old man and wants to live in peace.
Both, Rishi and Amitabh have heavy Gujarati accents, are saddled with heavy make-up and wigs and exhibit perfect comic timings. There is a tale of Rishi’s estrangement from his children, but the trailer doesn’t reveal much.
The two actors, who are in reality just 10 years apart, last starred in the fantasy superhero film Ajooba in 1991. The two, in the past, have played friends and brothers on screen.
The film directed by Umesh Shukla will release on May 4.
Here’s the trailer: