The song follows an old tradition of banter that the two actors have engaged in whenever they have been cast together.
If a song features Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, it will likely have the two actors engaging in a little banter.
The repartee that has been the trademark of their songs is recreated in “Badumbaa” from their upcoming comedy “102 Not Out.” The song, released on Wednesday, is sung and composed by Bachchan and captures the theme of Umesh Shukla’s film: of living life to the fullest, irrespective of age. In the song, a 102-year-old father (Bachchan) urges his depressed 75-year-old son (Kapoor), to buck up.
The movie reunites Bachchan and Kapoor on screen after 27 years. They were last seen together in Shashi Kapoor’s fantasy film “Ajooba” (1991). “102 Not Out” will be released on May 4.
The Bachchan-Kapoor repartee is at its best in “Lambuji Lambuji” from “Coolie” (1983). Iqbal (Bachchan) foils Sunny’s (Kapoor) devious plans by kidnapping his lover Deepa (Shoma Anand). Sunny expresses his frustration through the song by mocking Iqbal’s height. Iqbal returns the favour by referring to Sunny as Tinguji, or the short one. The two actors chase each other down the street, wear curious wigs and make-up and also have a dance-off to settle scores.
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