Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui have already created a niche for themselves with their hatke movies like Paa, Ishqiya, The Dirty Picture, The Lunchbox, Gangs Of Wasseypur and many more.
Teen is Vidya & Nawazuddin's second film together and our expectation from the film is beyond high. And its Amitabh Bachchan's presence in the film that is adding more excitement to it.
So let's see, whether this exceptional trio of Bollywood gets successful in creating magic or not.
Director: Ribhu Dasgupta
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui,
Teen is a suspense thriller set in the backdrop of Kolkata city, that brings together two parallel investigations of two kidnappings and tries its best to build up an explosive, emotionally charged film. To know whether the film is really a gripping thriller or not, just go through the review.
The plot of the film revolves around the life of John Biswas (Amitabh Bachchan), who lost his granddaughter, Angela, in a tragic kidnapping incident that scarred him & his wife Nancy forever.
The world has moved but it's John, who hasn't given up his relentless quest for justice. He continues to visit the police station where he's shunned & ignored every day.
On the other side, there is Martin Das (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who is an ex-cop turned priest and interestingly, he also has one thing in common with John-Angela's kidnapping!
The death of Angela had a life altering impact on both men. But then, one day, there's another kidnapping & everything about it echoes similarity with the kidnapping of Angela.
Father Martin is once again dragged into the investigation by cop Sarita Sarkar (Vidya Balan). While the priest & the cop tackle the new kidnapping, John stubbornly pieces together the identity of Angela's kidnapper from the bits of information that he collects through his own investigations.
Will John Biswas be able to find out the culprit or not, forms the crux of the story!
When a film has actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, there is no second thought about their performances. The trio shines in their roles.
There are a few scenes, where Amitabh Bachchan's helplessness and body language have come out on the screen so nicely, that you can easily relate to his character and feel his pain deep inside your heart!
Nawazuddin too, leaves no stone unturned in impressing us with his amazing talent and he makes a great impact with his overall performance.
However, Vidya has less screen space when compared to Amitabh & Nawazuddin but she did full justice to her role.
Teen is surely one of those dishes, which has yummy ingredients but is not well prepared by the chef! And we can see that chef in Director Ribhu Dasgupta!
When you cast such powerhouse actors, automatically audiences' expectations from the film is high. But owing to film's poor script or a series of plotholes, Ribhu's story-telling lacks the perfection that ends up leaving the film quite predictable.
We also felt that the movie needed a tighter editing. Unfortunately, the pace of the film is also very slow which is yet another drawback of this suspense thriller.
If you are expecting a nail-biting thriller from Teen, then surely this one is not for you! But you can surely give it a shot to witness the classic acting of Mr Bachchan!
We give an extra half star to Amitabh Bachchan's arresting performance!