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  • ...is an overwhelmingly powerful, extraordinarily touching and magically beautiful celebration of life, that urges you to love your life, cherish and share its sweetness as you get mesmerized by the hauntingly intoxicating performance by the two stalwarts – Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in this feel good gem.

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  • ...is a complete family entertainer with strong emotions as its trump card.

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  • It’s just a happy and healthy entertainer that tells you that living in the moment and making the most of everyday of your life is all that matters.

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  • Both Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor are on equal footing in the film.  Apart from showcasing genuine chemistry in their scenes together, each gets a chance to bring to light individual brilliance.

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  • ...the main reason to watch this film is the fact that it brings together two of Indian cinema’s finest talents — Amitabh and Rishi — after a gap of 27 years.

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  • ...is a light hearted family drama for a perfect weekend.

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  • The beauty of the film is that none of its pitfalls eventually matter. The movie wins you over with its innocence and simplicity.

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  • Despite the flaws, the emotions connect. And if like me, you are of a certain vintage, you will get a nostalgic head-rush when you see Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan in the same frame.

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  • It may not be a remarkably insightful plot but keeps one interested.

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  • What a joy to watch two fantastic actors working in tandem in a performance-oriented film!

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  • ...if you are game for a family drama with a message, 102 Not Out is a film for you. Because 102 Not Out has its heart in the right place, if not many other things.

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  • ...the movie is a weird mix of concepts, and social and philosophical messages. A little bit of Anand, a little bit of Baghbaan, a little bit of cringe at having named those two films in one line. It becomes as much about letting go, as it is about a parent-child relationship and leaves you bored with both.

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  • Despite its many shortcomings 102 Not Out has its heart in the right place, and a pair of actors clearly enjoying themselves on screen. Their infectious energy alone makes this film worth a watch.

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  • ...if you step away from the casting coup, the loud violins that accompany the moralising and the mawkish sentimentality could put you off. Should have been a Sunday afternoon theatrical production, with a family hug afterwards...

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  • Every single gesture is overdone and extra boisterous like Bachchan's inflated exuberance and screaming prosthetics, reminiscent of the 1970s when he'd masquerade as a grey-haired old man playing to the gallery. It was phony, but so much fun.

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  • This is patchy fare that is only mildly diverting despite the best efforts of two veteran actors at the top of their game.

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  • ...the film relies too heavily on prosthetics, with liver spots being used either for laughs, or instead of character details.

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  • ...is happy making old age seem all sunshine, if you just lifted the blinds.

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  • ...is hopelessly in love with the old school, and while that is not always a bad thing, it is also written in unimaginative, derivative ways.

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  • The movie, based on Saumya Joshi’s popular Gujarati play of the same name, sticks so closely to its stage origins that it feels as though we are actually watching a filmed play. In the final bits, the cheesy humour makes way for cloying sentimentality...

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  • Based on a Gujarati play of the same name, Umesh Shukla’s film is unable to leave its inherent theatricality behind. It gets unchanging in terms of the give and take between the duo and leaves the viewers static too. It stirs nothing within, leaving you unmoved.

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