Te3n: Amitabh has a different story to tell
Te3n is a thriller starring Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan in lead roles. Amitabh is playing role of a middle class grandfather, Siddiqui is an ex-cop turned priest and Balan is a cop.
John Biswas (Amitabh Bachchan) had a granddaughter Angela but she was kidnapped and not found even after continuous persuasion by John. He visits police station only to get cold shoulder response from the officers and sometimes, he is shunned and discouraged to pursue the case. The only person helping the John is Father Martin Das (Nawazuddin Siddiqui).
It has been eight years since Angela was kidnapped and there is no clue of her presence. She is considered dead by the cops but John isn’t ready to accept the theory. He keeps collecting evidences on Angela’s kidnapper. One day another kidnapping happens and the second kidnapping is similar to Angela’s. Cop Sarita Sarkar (Vidya Balan) investigates the kidnaping and asks Father Martin Das to join. John also joins the investigation and pieces together the broken links with his evidences.
Te3n is no doubt an interesting thriller and with stars like Amitabh, Nawazuddin and Vidya Balan, it is expected to be one of the best thrillers industry has got in recent times. The story is set in Kokata hence the viewers have an opportunity to see life of Calcutta and Bengali culture in the movie and also on its stars.
Best thing about Te3n is that it isn’t taken from any story or novel and nor it is reel story of a real incident. The idea is fresh hence it will interest the movie buffs. But what will bring people to multiplexes is the combination of Amitabh and Nawazuddin. Both are big actors and both are in the lead roles in the movie. But box office success of the movie depends on presentation and how the story unfolds.
Te3n has two kidnappings but investigations are going in one direction and also it has big star cast. The ending of the investigation will certainly be explosive and bone chilling. The movie is set to release on June 10.
Why watch the movie?
It is the everyday story of many Indians waiting for their lost children to return home. They go to police stations only to get shunned. But individually, the keep trying. This is what Amitabh Bachchan is doing in the movie. Te3n is the story of common Indians hence it is expected to get a good response from the viewers.
The story has no unexpected action or unnecessary mix of more stories. It is simply a tale of a grandfather looking for his granddaughter who is kidnapped and declared dead by the irresponsible cops.
• First film to be shot at historical Writer’s Buildings
• Release was pushed to June 10 due to clash with Aishwarya’s Sarabjit
• Mamata Shankar was in the probable list of stars
Directed – Ribhu Dasgupta
Produced – Sujoy Ghosh Captain Gulab Singh Tanwar
Starring-Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty
Release dates-10 June 2016