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Lantern to screen a Hindi ode to the elderly

An elegy for aging will be on tap at the Magic Lantern come Friday. Along with a second-run opening of "Tully," Spokane's alternative moviehouse will screen a Hindi-language film:

 "102 Not Out": Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan stars as a 102-year-old man who wants both to break the record for world's oldest man and teach his son some life lessons. Another Bollywood legend, Rishi Kapoor, stars as the man's resentful 75-year-old son.

Here are some critical comments:

Simon Abrams, RogerEbert.com: "Kapoor deserves special praise: He scowls, sighs, and sinks his chest to his chin with consummate zeal. He also looks appropriately misty-eyed whenever his character has an emotional breakthrough. Kapoor generally does a great job of playing straight man to Bachchan's amusingly clueless Jiminey Cricket-like conscience."

 Rachit Gupta, The Times of India: "The ease with which the film portrays the bittersweet relationship between its characters is fantastic. Such films are like soft serve ice cream on a sparkly Sunday afternoon."