The team that brought to you the surprise 2012 hit ‘Kahaani‘, returns to bring yet another psychological thriller to theatres this year with ‘Te3n‘. Produced by Sujoy Ghosh, director of ‘Kahaani‘, the new film is directed by Ribhi Dasgupta who makes with feature film debut with ‘Te3n‘.
Check out the first trailer for the movie and stick around to find out why ‘Te3n‘ may be the surprise hit of the year.
‘Kahaani‘ featured a tight screenplay, with a calibre of suspenseful storytelling coupled with incredible performances, that is very rare in Bollywood. The gripping thriller almost provided a new genre of films for the industry. So it’s exciting to see the same team behind ‘Kahaani‘ returning with a movie that looks to be in the same genre. ‘Te3n‘ looks to be riveting mystery thriller with similar actors from ‘Kahaani‘, with the added inclusion of a Bollywood legend.
Starring Amitabh Bachchan as a seemingly helpless grandfather relentlessly seeking answers to the disapearance of his granddaughter for years, ‘Te3n‘, is all about a crime from the past, repeating itself. This allows everyone involved the first time around, a second chance to redeem themselves and get answers, and maybe even justice.
Bachchan looks amazing in a role that tones down the iconic superstar to a more relatable every day man type of look. Vidya Balan (‘The Dirty Picture‘) is playing a police officer, possibly involved in the case of Bachchan’s missing grandaughter, looks commanding and has a lot of on-screen presense. The most interesting of all though, is the character played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui (‘Badlapur‘) who is a priest with a past that needs cleaning up. When another child goes missing, all these characters must come together again to expose the mystery of the past.
‘Te3n‘ looks riveting, suspenseful and awesome. With a screenplay co-written by Suresh Nair (‘Kahaani‘) I’m expecting the same level of intensity and shocking storytelling as their previous venture together. The title of the film is very interesting. ‘Te3n‘ obviously referring to the number 3, may be a reference to the three main characters in the film, or may have deeper significance that we can’t fully ascertain until the release of the film itself.
While the genre of thrillers in Bollywood are always relegated to being about domestic issues, very few thrillers provide the kind of narrative intensity that ‘Te3n‘ seems to feature. For that reason alone, this movie should be on the highly anticipated list of Bollywood movies this year.
The talent both on and off camera for this film is truly some of the best in Bollywood today, and ‘Te3n‘ is easily now one of the most awaited films of this year. With unique storytelling and innovative makers, the trailer alone hooks one in and builds anticipation for the film’s release in a very gripping way.
‘Te3n‘ stars Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. the film releases May 20th, 2016.
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