Teen Patti unites the likes of two great and immensely talented actors from Hollywood and Bollywood namely Ben Kingsley and Amitabh Bachchan The language use

Teen Patti Movie Review

Teen Patti Movie Review Hindi
Review for the film " Teen Patti"
Runtime: 2 Hours 20 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 26-02-2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller
2.25 / 5.0

Teen Patti unites the likes of two great and immensely talented actors from Hollywood and Bollywood, namely, Ben Kingsley and Amitabh Bachchan. The language used is mostly English with Hindi parts.

Plot

Venkat Subramaniam (Amitabh Bachchan), a genius Indian mathematician and professor, is invited by the world’s greatest living mathematician, Perci Trachtenberg to a high-rolling casino in London.

Here, Venkat tells Perci about his breakthrough equation that redefines the principles of probability, but one who has left a lasting guilt in his being.

When his report on using this equation to crack the game of ‘Teen Patti’ gets rejected, he joins hands with a young persuasive professor Shantanu (R. Madhavan) and three students to conduct experiments on his theory in the gambling world of Bombay. The story tells us how these people succumb to the world of greed, blackmail and betrayal and how their lives take a turn for the worse.

Analysis

Though this film has such excellent actors, it is not an enjoyable one for the masses. Some dialogues are unintelligible. The second half of the movie is a little repetitive and the climax is a little hastened. The film could have been way better, with all its potential.

Star Performances

Amitabh Bachchan was his usual best, portraying an old eccentric mathematician wonderfully. R. Madhavan portrays his character very well. Ben Kingsley’s skills could have been used more, rather than just make him a silent listener. The other actors also did good work.

What’s there?

1. Two legends, The big B and Ben Kingsley sharing screen space.

2. Sunidhi Chauhan’s great item number ‘Teri Neeyat Kharab Hai’.

3. The movie has a lot of visuals and style.

What’s not there?

1. Screenplay and direction aren't very good.

2. Not many thrills in this thriller film.

3. The whole equation isn’t explained very well and hence leaves the viewers confused.

4. Some unintelligible dialogues.

Verdict

This movie could have been a very good one if its potential was tapped properly. You can watch this film if you want to see Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley on the same screen.