Monday, June 13, 2016

MovieNotes: Te3n

Title: Te3n (IMDB)
*ing: Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty
Language: Hindi
Director: Ribhu Dasgupta
Genre: Suspense Thriller

Basic Premise
A grandfather seeks justice and closure to the case of the kidnapping and death of his grand-daughter. Meanwhile eight years after the event, another similar kidnapping occurs.

The highlight of the movie as well as its lowlight is the multiple timelines being depicted. What seemingly appears as events happening in parallel actually occur in different timelines. And in this mix is added regular flashbacks to events eight years past. Drags down the movie a bit and makes the twist slightly predictable.

The title somehow doesn't make much sense, Who are the 3? The lead trio? And as Vidya Balan is marked as a "guest appearance", who is the the 3rd one? Wonder why Vidya Balan is cast as a "guest appearance" when she has quite a large share of screen time?

The real highlight of the movie  - The lead trio's superb acting. And also the good support cast making the movie feel real. 

The story is entirely based in Kolkata. One sees a fair bit of the city and not just its postcard shots (Durga Puja, Howrah Bridge etc).

Special mention - John Biswas's scooter which has a character of its own and plays a crucial role in resolving the mystery.

Rating - 8/10. Good story but slightly let down by the ending.

Previously on MovieNotes - Deadpool

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