Oh, how much of a trick can the 'First Look' of a movie do? One quick look at the poster of Teen Patti and you know why production houses along their marketing teams and publicists spend so much time, effort and energy in coming up with that perfect 'First Look' of their product. That's further substantiated when you get to see Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley sharing the same frame for this Leena Yadav film that has created a stir ever since the poster was unveiled.
The poster features the two legends standing in front of a white board/wall that has dozens of mathematical equations scribbled on it. To further support the visual appeal and the theme of the film, there is also a caption that reads - 'An equation that changed all other equation'. Predominantly a Black & White framing with a touch of red thrown in, Teen Patti ensures that it is not a frivolous affair by showcasing it's men in their suited-booted avtar, what with Madhavan and a few newcomer actors also staring from another poster of the film while wearing a similar outfit.
Teen Patti features Ben Kingsley as Perci Trachtenberg, a character who is widely regarded as the word's greatest living mathematician. On the other hand Amitabh Bachchan is Venkat, a reclusive math genius from India. They meet in a high rolling casino in London where Venkat tells Perci about an equation that could change the dialogue on mathematics forever. He has cracked a theory that could redefine the principles of probability and randomness. Further to that, he is encouraged by professor Shantanu (Madhavan) to test his theory in the real world by practicing his equation to crack Teen Patti (a poker game).
Also starring Ajay Devgan in a special appearance, the film which is produced by Ambika A Hinduja would most likely be released in the third quarter of 2009.