Mumbai: The trailer of 102 Not Out is finally here and it will indeed make your tummy hurt from all the laughing, courtesy Amitabh Bachchan, who is absolutely brilliant in the trailer and not to mention Rishi Kapoor, who is the perfect foil to Big B’s character. So, here’s how the trailer starts – a 102-year-old father has devised a plan to outlive the oldest man (118-year-old) but that’s not possible with his 75-year-old son sulking around. Amitabh Bachchan plays the father in the movie, who believes in the YOLO way of living while Rishi Kapoor, who plays the son, takes life very, very seriously and not a risk-taker at all. “I have accepted my old age,” the son utters in the trailer and Big B’s prompt reply was “Hence, I have decided to send you to an old age home.” Umm, yeah, that’s the cast in this household comprising two grey-haired folks.
Big B describes his son as the “Thakela pakela boring insaan,” who smiles rarely and starts the day with a session of Anulom Vilom. The father has a take on that as well – “Itni hawa andar kheech ta hai nah yeh, kabhi kabhi mujhe tension ho jaata hai ki mere liye kuchh bachega ki nahi.”
The trailer makes way for more such one-liners delivered by Amitabh Bachchan and is an absolute laugh riot. 102 Not Out marks the return of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor on screen after 27 years – they were last seen together in 1991’s Ajooba.
Veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor agreed to do “102 Not Out” soon after the narration of the script, says director Umesh Shukla. Billed as the most unusual father-son story, “102 Not Out” is based on playwright Saumya Joshi’s popular Gujarati play of the same name.
“When we narrated the idea to both of them, they said okay to the script within 10 minutes. Once they knew the essence is so good, beautiful and playful, also with lot of depth and emotions, they liked it all,” Shukla said.
The upcoming comedy-drama reunites the powerhouse performers on screen after 27 years. The two actors have earlier appeared together in films such as Kabhie Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb, Coolie and Ajooba.
“Their chemistry was great. They both were very comfortable with each other,” Shukla says.
In the trailer, Bachchan is seen as a fun-loving friendly father, while Kapoor appears as an boring son. “In personal life, Chintuji (Kapoor) is quite reserved and Bachchan sir is very jovial. Both are fun loving persons,” he says.
The Oh My God director says the team did extensive research on getting the look right for the two actors. “A lot of references came from the kind of clothes Gujarati people wear and their appearance, body language, the way they talk, accent,” Shukla says.
The film features Bachchan as a 102-year-old man and Kapoor will play his 75-year-old son. “I want to tell the audience – live life to the fullest and deal with problems as and when they come. At the age of 80, you can live like a 20-year-old and vice versa. At any age you can be a happy person,” Shukla says.
102 Not Out is presented by Sony Pictures Releasing International, in association with Treetop Entertainment and Benchmark Pictures. The film, set for release on May 4, is produced by SPE Films India and Treetop Entertainment. Sony Pictures India will also be distributing the film worldwide.