MUMBAI—It’s high time Amitabh Bachchan reinvented himself. And high time Rishi Kapoor eclipsed his brilliant 90-year-old turn in “Kapoor & Sons.”
26 years later since they last came together in “Ajooba,” Bachchan and Kapoor, after an abortive effort a year or two ago, will finally co-star in the Umesh Shukla (“OMG—Oh My God!”)-directed satirical film on the generation gap, “102 Not Out.” And we will see two old comics in a single film! The first look is out, and Bachchan and Kapoor look superb. Bachchan looks naughty and Kapoor a shade prim.
Shooting has commenced in Mumbai for the movie based on a hit Gujarati play of the same name. 102-year-old Dattaraya Vakharia (in the play) continues to spin aspirations and dreams, while his son Babu remains cautious and cynical.
Shukla may strike gold again – “OMG…” was the biggest hit of 2012 (regarding return on investment). And Bachchan and Rishi evolve – They played brothers in “Amar Akbar Anthony,” “Naseeb” and “Coolie.” In a cameo, but without scenes with him, Bachchan had also co-starred with Rishi in “Delhi-6,” and both played cameos separately in “Om Shanti Om.” Their first film was “Kabhi Kabhie,” in which Bachchan was the father of the girls who loved Kapoor.