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
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
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
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
Nawazuddin too, leaves no stone unturned in impressing us with
his amazing talent and he makes a great impact with his overall
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