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102 Not Out: Sixers, Fours and a Century. YO!

  • Smita Vyas Kumar

    Smita Vyas Kumar (6,903 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - May 04, 2018 6:06 PM IST
    3.0DM (47122 ratings)

    Verdict - A warm movie with a message served with generous doses of humour. A movie to be seen by 3 generations together.

    102 Not OutWatch trailerRelease date : May 04, 2018

    102 Not Out is a feel good, soul-warming movie. It imparts life lessons in the best way possible, with a sense of humour and small doses of sentimentality. Laughter and tears are mixed up in judicious doses to leave us with a message- celebrate your life.

    Amitabh plays the 102-year-old youngster Dattatraya Vakharia, with the mental age of a 26-year-old. His son, Babulal (Rishi Kapoor) is a dour 75-year-old who believes that an old man should behave like one. Dattatraya with the help of his slightly dumb side-kick Dhiru, decides to change Babulal’s attitude to life. The reason why this is so important is a crucial part of the story and you will have to see the movie to know it.

    The movie is short and sweet at under two hours and briskly paced. There are generous dollops of humour, sprinkled with moments of sentimentality and the combination makes for a potent mix. You laugh at Dattatraya’s plots to make his son be a bit less wound-up in life, but you can see the underlying wisdom of 102 years in his plan.

    The story stays focused between the two old men and the side-kick Dhiru played by Jimit Trivedi and the wonderful chemistry between them keeps you totally engrossed. Amitabh and Rishi do a fantastic job of playing the old men. The fact that it has these two greats who underwent hours of make-up every day, make the movie all the more worth watching.

    There are times when you get the feeling you are watching a Gujrati play more than a movie in the way the characters speak or move around in the scene, which is not too surprising since it’s based on a Gujrati play of the same name.

    Try to get in early to see the wonderful opening credits which will make you love Mumbai and smack you with a huge dose of nostalgia. Even the opening song is lovely. The movie uses old songs along with some clever product placement for the Saregama music box.

    This is a great family watch, perfect for the vacation. Take along three generations of your family.

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