Makers of ‘102 Not Out’ hosted a special screening of their film on Thursday in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrities like Resul Pokutty, David Dhawan, Rekha, Neetu Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Krishna Raj Kapoor and Shashi Ranjan attended a special screening of the film.
In an earlier interview, talking about ‘102 Not Out’ which is based on the senior citizen, Amitabh stressed that senior citizens should not be marginalized but treated with dignity and respect. He said, “Senior citizens are very respectable members of the society. We need to treat them with a lot of dignity and respect. I hope that with this film we can convey it to the common man and audience.”
Talking about the film, director Umesh Shukla said, “It’s a youthful film, it’s just that the central characters are old. It’s a love story between a father and son. It would have been preachy and the message wouldn’t have come out so beautifully if I had cast younger actors. The play has been running for six years and 70 percent of the audience are youngsters. The message of the film is, ‘Logon ki life mein happiness ka quotient zyada hona chahiye. With that, the rest can be managed.”
“The film is about living your life to the fullest despite difficulties. It shocks me when I hear about students committing suicide after failing in examination or people ending their lives after being spurned in love. On the other hand, there are people suffering from serious diseases who yearn to live normally, but sadly, their bodies don’t support them. Aapko it khubsoorat life mile hai, but you don’t want to enjoy it over petty issues. People are stuck in their past and keep complaining that ab who maza Nahi Raha. I would like to tell them, ‘Mazaa Abhi Bhi hai, but you have locked yourself and invited loneliness.”
‘102 Not Out’ is comedy-drama film directed by Umesh Shukla and starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in the lead roles. Amitabh Bachchan plays a 102-year-old father to a 75-year-old character of Rishi Kapoor in the film. The film is based on the eponymous Gujarati play written by Saumya Joshi.
The film is planned for worldwide release on 4 May 2018.