Monday, April 9, 2018

102 Not Out: Trailer of a Timeless Comedy

Long announced but postponed, 102 Not Out has indeed been completed and is now preparing for release in theaters. The film was directed by Umesh Shukla (OMG - Oh My God!). It attracted attention for its casting of two superstar superstars: Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. In addition, 102 Not Out is part of an original and exotic postulate. A 102-year-old man wants to send his 75-year-old son to an old age home because he thinks he is too old!

102 Not Out

After having had fun with blind religious fervor, Umesh Shukla is, therefore, playing with age and stereotypes. But is the mere presence of a talented director and a solid cast enough to guarantee an interesting project? The first posters of the film left a doubt, not necessarily wanting to know more. It is therefore high time to get a better idea of the trailer that has just been unveiled by the producers. You can discover it here, subtitled in English:

What about this trailer? If the project did not excite me more than that, my opinion has changed radically! To treat a subject at once improbable and delicate because on the edge of the morbid, Umesh Shukla seems to show a subtle lightness and an effective absurd humor. 102 Not Out brings out the marginal poetry of R.Balki's films.

The comic subtlety with which it evokes family drama can also remind us of Shoojit Sircar's efforts in Piku and Shakun Batra's with Kapoor & Sons. What glowing names and striking comparisons that can only make us want to know more! As expected, Amitabh Bachchan once again devours the screen and all those around him.

Rishi Kapoor is a quality actor, and there is no doubt about it. Here he has a more sober, withdrawn role, which will certainly allow him to give a subtle performance. But the exuberance of Big B flies over the entire trailer until he upsets us during a few excerpts announcing sequences of emotions that are purer.

For balance we can say that if 2018 has started well on the critical level at the box office, we would very much like this 102 Not Out adds to the list of surprise triumphs of the year. See you on May 4th.


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