- 2 hr 16 min
Te3n is a 2016 Indian thriller film directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Sujoy Ghosh. The film stars three of India's most critically acclaimed actors, Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Vidya Balan in lead roles, and is a remake of the South Korean film, Montage. The plot of the movie revolves around a retired schoolteacher, John Biswas, who has been seeking justice for eight years since his granddaughter Angela was kidnapped and killed. Despite the efforts of the local police, the case remains unsolved, and Biswas still harbors a deep desire to bring the culprit to justice. The case resurfaces when another kidnapping occurs, and Biswas is once again drawn into the investigation. He enlists the help of Father Martin Das, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is haunted by his own past and tries to make amends by assisting Biswas. Vidya Balan's character, Sarita Sarkar, is a police officer who was involved in the original kidnapping case and helps Biswas and Father Martin in their investigation. The movie is a slow-burning thriller that gradually builds tension as the three main characters dive deeper into the investigation. The plot is intricately woven with flashbacks and twists, keeping the audience engaged throughout. The three main characters have their own personal demons they are struggling to overcome, and the movie is as much about their journey towards redemption as it is about solving the kidnapping case. Amitabh Bachchan's performance as John Biswas is a standout in the movie. He portrays the character's grief and determination with great intensity, and it's hard not to feel emotional when he is on the screen. Nawazuddin Siddiqui's portrayal of Father Martin Das is also noteworthy, with his character's internal conflict between his faith and his past mistakes being portrayed with great nuance. Vidya Balan's character is less fleshed out compared to the two male characters but provides a solid performance nonetheless. The setting of the movie is the city of Kolkata, which is excellently captured in the movie's cinematography. The filmmakers effectively use the city's narrow alleys and busy streets to create a sense of atmosphere and a feeling of being in a lived-in city. The movie's music, composed by Clinton Cerejo, is subtle and effectively enhances the tension in the movie. The song "Kyun Re", sung by Amitabh Bachchan, is a standout and plays a key role in the movie's emotional climax. Te3n is a well-crafted thriller that keeps you engaged from start to finish. The movie's combination of excellent performances, great direction, and a solid script make it a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a good thriller. The movie also explores themes of grief, redemption, and trust, making it a multi-layered experience that sticks with you long after the credits have rolled.