CAST & CREW
Three estranged brothers have to reunite as per their grandfather’s ( Yograj Singh) will, for a couple of days each year. Only after three years they can lay their hands on the ancestral assets. Each one of them should also take care of their grandfather’s ashes each year, starting from the eldest and then pass on to the next. Eldest of all, a choleric Chixy Gill ( Om Puri), who often fumes and farts, has a grumpy wife and three obese daughters, whom he can’t find wedding matches for. The second brother, Happi Gill ( Deepak Dobriyal), is a dentist, who gives the same diagnosis of ‘shifting pain’ for every patient. He has a long list of creditors. He loved a village belle, Gurleen Kaur ( Ragini Khanna) in his teenage days but that ended in separation. The youngest brother, Fancy Gill ( Shreyas Talpade), is an actor who acts in Punjabi movies but aspires to make it big in Hollywood. How these three, who can’t stand each other, come and live together for two days in three consecutive years, forms the main crux of the story. How did they manage to complete the task together? Did the three brothers set aside their differences to acquire the wealth? Watch the movie to find out.
Om Puri is at ease with his character of the elder brother. Deepak Dobriyal underplays his role wisely. He has got some sweet love track with the blink-and-you-miss role of Ragini Khanna. Sadly, the vivacious actress is just confined to flashing her lovely smile. Shreyas Talpade’s bang-on comic timing gets wasted due to the patchy storyline and not-so-good writing. Yograj Singh, as the grandfather, does a melodramatic Saas of TV soaps. Other characters are too limited to mention. All in all, the seasoned cast gets frittered away within this not-so-good story.
The storyline might sound good on paper but the story penned by Gautam Mehra and Mehul Suri doesn’t appeal as a movie. The director has nothing new to offer, so he goes back to some lame comedy. When he makes the three brothers dance with foreign babes under snowy landscapes, you realize that you are way too far from the original plot. Just like the cold weather outside their heritage house in Kashmir, you find the chemistry among characters is frozen. A few giggles and the climax with a twist soothes the audience a bit. Cinematographer Ashok Mehta fails to capture the stunning scenic beauty of Gulmarg and ends up with routine visuals. You are left wondering as to why did a big-ticket producer like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and actors like Om Puri choose to do this film!
1.Half baked plot.
2. Shreyas Talpade’s impeccable comic timing
3. Deepak Dobriyal’s cutesy love track
What’s not there?
1. Better use of the star cast
2. Intelligent use of dialogue (Comedy needs it!)
3. Good Music (Come on, Punjabi theme has got to have some real good tunes!)
Teen Thay Bhai is dull and uninteresting. Watch it if you have time to spare for some stale comedy and daily soap drama.
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