MUMBAI—Sony Pictures joins Treetop Entertainment and Benchmark Pictures for Umesh Shukla’s “102 Not Out,” the most unusual love story between a 102-year-old father and his 75-year-old son. The teaser of the film is just out.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor will be back on screen 27 years after they last came together in Shashi Kapoor’s “Ajooba”/”The Black Prince,” an Indo-Russian co-production. Interestingly, that is the exact age difference shown between them in the film!
The film is slated to release worldwide on May 4, and is based on playwright Saumya Joshi’s well-known Gujarati play of the same name.
Talking about the film, Bachchan, who plays the role of 102-year-old man living life to the fullest, said, “Teaming up with Chintu-Ji after so many years and after so many successful historic films (‘Kabhi Kabhie,’ ‘Amar Akbar Anthony,’ ‘Naseeb’ and ‘Coolie’), has been the greatest joy. A novel story, competent direction and a most qualified crew have made the experience even greater. I know the country loves the younger, fresh and vibrant new generation, as it should deservedly, but whoever said the ‘oldies’ are not capable to do similar? We know you may not love us, but given a chance, we shall not disappoint you either .. and that is as immodest as I can get!”
Kapoor added, “Being in ‘102 Not Out’ brought back a lot of fond memories and fun I have shared with Amit-ji during my younger days. I am glad to reunite with him on such a special and unusual film. It will definitely delight our fans!"
Shukla stated, “‘102 Not Out’ is a highly entertaining and extremely successful Gujarati play that has won over the youth and family audiences across the board. The idea of adapting it into a Hindi feature came from the fact that the relationship between a parent and a child is universal and the one where love supersedes everything else, including age! Amitabh-sir and Rishi-sir together are a dream cast for anyone, and I sensed a deep responsibility in bringing them together. I am thankful to Treetop Entertainment for helping me realize my vision, and we couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Sony Pictures India to take this universal story to global audiences, as we hope to bring them one of the finest cinematic experiences.”
The film has music by Salim-Sulaiman and lyrics by Saumya Joshi and Hiren Brahmbhatt.
Watch the film's teaser here.