102 Not Out

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102 Not Out
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Directed by Umesh Shukla[1]
Produced by Treetop Entertainment
Benchmark Pictures
Sony Pictures Entertainment Films India
Written by Saumya Joshi
Starring Amitabh Bachchan
Rishi Kapoor
Jimit Trivedi
Music by Songs:
Salim–Sulaiman
Amitabh Bachchan
Rohan-Vinayak
Background Score:
George Joseph
Cinematography Laxman Utekar
Edited by Bodhaditya Banerjee
Production
company
SPE Films India
Treetop Entertainment
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • 4 May 2018 (2018-05-04)
Running time
102 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 10 crore[2]
Box office 71.07 crore[3]

102 Not Out is a 2018 Hindi-language Indian comedy-drama film directed by Umesh Shukla and starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in the lead roles.[4][5] The film is based on the eponymous Gujarati play written by Saumya Joshi.[6]

When it was announced that Bachchan and Kapoor were coming on-screen again it caused a stir. The reason is that around the time their casting was finalized Rishi Kapoor publicly accused Bachchan of never crediting his costars for his success. Even though this accusation was proven false, as sources show Bachchan writing about his costars in lengthy detail, it caused negative publicity.[7]

102 Not Out was released on 4 May 2018.[8]

Plot[edit]

Dattatraya (Amitabh Bachchan) is a lively 102 year old who lives his life to the maximum. Although he is 102 year old, his heart is that of a 26-year lad. He enjoys life and takes everything in a jovial way. Babu (Rishi Kapoor), his son, is exactly opposite. He believes that he is now too old to enjoy life and lives a routined life. Dattatraya wants to break the record of the oldest living person on earth, which is held currently by a Chinese man. He has to live 16 more years to do so. But in order to maintain his health to live that long, he has to stay away from negative minded people. Therefore, he decides to send his son to an old age home. Babu is very sad and worried to stay in an old age home as he is habituated to stay and sleep in his home since these many years. Dattatraya agrees not to send Babu to old age home on a condition that Babu has to fulfill certain conditions, which his father would impose on him on a regular basis.

The movie revolves on the conditions given to Babu, which he hesitates to fulfill initially but fulfills them due to the fear of going to the old age home. The conditions imposed on Babu changes his way of looking at life.

The first condition is that Babu has to write a love letter to his deceased wife, Chandrika. After a lot of thinking, he submits the letter to his father, who laughs and enjoys reading the letter.

In the next condition, Dattaraya goes with Dhiru and Babu to Babu's doctor urging him to call the doctor a thief. Dattayara's idea was to break the connection between Babu and his doctor so that Babu stops going to the doctor's clinic everyday for checkup. Babu accepts the condition to stop going to the doctor's clinic every day without calling him a thief.

After completing few conditions, Babu starts seeing life in a jovial way, just like his father. One condition that totally changes Babu's life was when he sent him with Dhiru to certain parts of Mumbai which includes a visit to St. Sebastian's church. Babu starts to cry and seeing him Dhiru asks Dattatraya. Dattaraya answers that Babu & his son Amol regularly came here for prayers. But, when Amol grew up he asked Babu to send him to USA for a brief time but instead settled there. He calls up Babu once in 6 to 7 months.

On Babu's birthday, Amol called up. Dattaraya, who considers Amol as nuisance & greedy and bad influence for Babu, doesn't answer the call and also doesn't inform Babu about this call. The same day, the flowers sent by Amol are intercepted by Dattaraya and not handed over to Babu. Amol calls up again at night but once again Dattaraya doesn't inform Babu about this call. He, in fact deletes the call history from Babu's cell phone. The next day, Dattaraya hands over the flowers to Babu. Babu gets upset that these flowers were not handed to him earlier, and calls up Amol to thank him for his flowers. That's when Amol informs him about the 2 missed calls and also that he is coming to meet Babu next month.

Babu gets angry on Dattaraya for withholding this information. Dattaraya reminds him about the last 28 days of Babu's wife and the actions of Amol. Amol didn't even come to meet his mother citing lack of proper notice at his company. Then Dattaraya tells him about his last condition: he has to kick Amol out of the house. Babu disagrees.

After some days, Babu comes into Dattaraya's room and finds that he has several placards that say words about rebelling about Amol's entry into the house. To showcase the greediness of Amol, Dattaraya calls up Amol. He gets an auto reply that Amol is unavailable and ends up recording the message that Dattaraya & Babu wants to discuss about property. Amol immediately picks up the call and Dattaraya convinces him to reach Mumbai on the 19th of that month. Babu still informs Dattaraya that he will not follow his last condition. Dattaraya starts reading Amol's letters which Amol had sent for Babu and were intecepted in between by Dattaraya. Each letter turns out to be materialistic and ends with "I hope you will understand."

The next day, Babu gives Dattaraya an affidavit that states that Babu is giving his share of property to Amol. Dattaraya finally reveals that he has brain tumor and doesn't have much time left to live. He wanted to change Babu and that old age home and breaking that record was just a set-up. Babu realizes that Amol is really greedy and Babu insults him and asks him to return to USA from the airport itself. Dattaraya tells him that if there is an Amol then there is Dhiru also, indirectly asking him to accept Dhiru as the replacement for Amol.

Dattaraya tells Babu to blow a whistle when he dies, to celebrate his outstanding feat, 102 years. At last, 102 not out becomes 102 out & Babu whistles. Dhiru gives a recorded tape to Babu with a message that Dattaraya recorded 2 days before death. In that Dattaraya says that he is sitting in a cloud, with the Chinese man besides him. He is telling the man that the record will be broken by a man from his family, his son after another 43 years.

Cast[edit]

Development[edit]

Amitabh Bachchan has been cast in the role of a 102-year-old man and Rishi Kapoor plays his 75-year-old son. Umesh revealed that the film does not have a female lead.[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

102 Not Out
Soundtrack album by Salim-Sulaiman, Amitabh Bachchan and Rohan-Vinayak
Released 30 April 2018 (2018-April-30)[9]
Recorded 2017-2018
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 27:49
Language Hindi
Label Saregama Music
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music of the film has been composed by Salim-Sulaiman, Amitabh Bachchan and Rohan-Vinayak while the lyrics were written by Hiral Brahmbhatt, Saumya Joshi, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Kaifi Azmi. The songs featured in the film are sung by Arijit Singh, Armaan Malik, Sonu Nigam, Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Hiral Brahmabhatt. George Joseph has composed the background music for this film. The first song of the film, Bachche Ki Jaan which is sung by Singh was released on 10 April 2018. The second song of the film, Badumbaaa which is sung by Bachchan and Kapoor was released on 18 April 2018. The music album was released on 30 April 2018 by Saregama Music. Vipin Nair of The Hindu gave the soundtrack 3.5/5 stating that Salim-Sulaiman delivered "their best work in a very long time".[10][11]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Bachche Ki Jaan" Hiral Brahmbhatt Salim-Sulaiman Arijit Singh 4:49
2. "Badumbaaa" Amitabh Bhattacharya Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor 5:46
3. "Kulfi" Saumya Joshi Salim-Sulaiman Sonu Nigam 4:21
4. "Kuch Anokhe Rules" Saumya Joshi Salim-Sulaiman Armaan Malik 3:33
5. "Phir Laut Aayi Zindagi" Hiral Brahmbhatt Salim-Sulaiman Hiral Brahmbhatt 4:23
6. "Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam" Kaifi Azmi Rohan-Vinayak Amitabh Bachchan 4:57
Total length: 27:49

Critical reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes 102 Not Out has an approval score of 71% on the basis of 7 reviews with an average rating of 6.3 out of 10.[12] Rajeev Masand of News18 gave the film a rating of 3 out of 5 saying that, "Despite its many shortcomings 102 Not Out has its heart in the right place, and a pair of actors clearly enjoying themselves on screen. Their infectious energy alone makes this film worth a watch."[13] Rachit Gupta of The Times of India gave the film a rating of 3.5 out of 5 saying that, "The unique and refreshing concept of ‘102 Not Out’ is its strength. It’s just a happy and healthy entertainer that tells you that living in the moment and making the most of everyday of your life is all that matters."[14] Shalini Langer of The Indian Express gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 saying that, "No doubt it's great to see a film about two old people. But we have seen both Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in that avatar in better films (Piku especially, and in Kapoor & Sons) before this."[15] Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times gave the film a rating of 3 out of 5 and said that, "102 Not Out’s heart is firmly in the right place. The film knows its territory and the emotions it wants to evoke. It’s just that a few important characters don’t get enough play and they are sacrificed to make space to Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor."[16] Raja Sen of NDTV gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 saying that, "Shukla's film is a sweet but dull enterprise, one that never quite rises above its ultimate ambition: that of having two legendary actors play off each other."[17]

Rohit Bhatnagar of Deccan Chronicle gave the film a rating of 3.5 out of 5 saying that, "The Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor starrer film is a heart warming experience of celebrating life as it comes."[18] Namrata Joshi of The Hindu reviewed the film saying that, "Umesh Shukla’s film is unable to leave its inherent theatricality behind. It gets unchanging in terms of the give and take between the duo and leaves the viewers static too. It stirs nothing within, leaving you unmoved."[19] Meena Iyer of DNA India gave the film a rating of 3.5 out of 5 saying that, "This is a small, sweet film with its heart in the right place."[20] Anupama Chopra of Film Companion gave the film a rating of 3 out of 5 saying that, "102 Not Out is uneven but heartfelt. Despite the flaws, the emotions connect."[21] Sonil Dedhia of Mid-Day gave the film a rating of 3 out of 5 saying that, "Bachchan and Kapoor's effortless performances, coupled with their intoxicating screen presence make this movie worth watching."[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan to play centenarian in 102 Not Out - NDTV Movies". 11 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor's 102 Not Out continues strong hold at Box Office, earns Rs 25 cr". Zee News. 2018-05-10. Retrieved 2018-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Box Office: Worldwide collections and day wise break up of 102 Not Out". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Paresh Rawal to play Amitabh Bachchan's son". Times of India. 
  5. ^ "Big B, Rishi Kapoor to reunite after 26 years with 102 Not Out". Deccan Chronicle. 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2018-02-09. 
  6. ^ a b Hungama, Bollywood (24 December 2013). "Amitabh Bachchan in 102 Not Out - Bollywood Hungama". 
  7. ^ "Amitabh Has Always Credited Costars; Rishi Kapo... - Amitabh Has Always Credited Costars; Rishi Kapoor is a LIAR! - Quora". www.quora.com. Retrieved 2018-05-06. 
  8. ^ Frater, Patrick (2018-02-08). "Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor to Star in '102 Not Out' for Sony (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2018-02-09. 
  9. ^ "102 Not Out (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. 
  10. ^ Nair, Vipin (2018-05-02). "Score one for the Big B". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-05-23. 
  11. ^ "102 Not Out – Music Review | Music Aloud". www.musicaloud.com. Retrieved 2018-05-23. 
  12. ^ "102 Not Out - Tomatometer". Rotten Tomatoes. 6.3/10 stars
  13. ^ "102 Not Out Movie Review - Goldien oldies". Rajeev Masand. 3/5 stars
  14. ^ "102 Not Out Movie Review". The Times of India. 3.5/5 stars
  15. ^ "102 Not Out movie review: The Amitabh Bachchan starrer is happy making old age seem all sunshine". The Indian Express. 2/5 stars
  16. ^ "102 Not Out movie review: You will root for Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and their high spirits". Hindustan Times. 3/5 stars
  17. ^ "102 Not Out Movie Review: Amitabh Bachchan And Rishi Kapoor Can't Bring Alive A Dull Film". NDTV. 2/5 stars
  18. ^ "102 Not Out movie review: A joyride of two utterly amazing oldies". Deccan Chronicle. 3.5/5 stars
  19. ^ "'102 Not Out' review: Too cool for old school". The Hindu. 
  20. ^ "'102 Not Out' movie review: Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor are delightful in Umesh Shukla's film". DNA India. 3.5/5 stars
  21. ^ "102 Not Out Movie Review - Anupama Chopra". Film Companion. 3/5 stars
  22. ^ "102 Not Out Movie Review: Never too old for a joyride". Mid-Day. 3/5 stars

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