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- 2 hr 4 min
Three estranged brothers, each with their own quirks and issues, are forced to come together and fulfill their grandfather's last wish to travel together to a rural village in order to scatter his ashes. Teen Thay Bhai (Three Brothers) is a 2011 Bollywood comedy-drama directed by Mrigdeep Singh Lamba, and features Om Puri, Deepak Dobriyal, and Shreyas Talpade as the three brothers respectively.
The movie begins by introducing us to the three brothers individually. The eldest, Chixy (Om Puri) is a retired colonel who is very meticulous and likes everything to be perfect. His younger brother, Happy (Deepak Dobriyal), has a stutter and is slightly abashed of his own voice. The youngest brother, Fancy (Shreyas Talpade), is a struggling singer with dreams of making it big in the music industry. They are estranged from one another, haven't spoken for many years and have settled into their own routine - Chiksy lives with his wife and is always correcting her English, Happy runs a small grocery store with his wife, and Fancy lives alone, trying to make it big with his music.
Their grandfather, who was the glue that held the family together, passes away suddenly. The grandfather's last wish was that his ashes be sprinkled in the river at a specific location. The brothers, unhappy with each other for different reasons, end up having to go on this trip together in order to honor their grandfather's request.
The journey takes a hilarious turn as the three brothers are forced to put aside their differences and come together to fulfill their grandfather's wish. And yet, things don't go as planned. Along the way, they encounter a variety of challenges and ups and downs. They share memories, secrets, and bond over their grandfather's absence.
Om Puri's portrayal of the Colonel is impeccable. His character is disciplined, organized and doesn't like change. He is still stuck in his militaristic ways even in his retirement. Puri brings out the nuances in his character with ease. Deepak Dobriyal, on the other hand, brings a subtle comic timing to his stammering character of Happy. He comes across as a sensitive soul who is unsure of his own abilities, and his wife (played by Ragini Khanna) is always by his side, trying to boost his confidence.
Shreyas Talpade, as Fancy, comes across as arrogant at first. He is constantly changing his appearance to try and keep up with the latest trends which his elder brothers don't approve of. However, as the movie progresses, his character matures and he ends up revealing his vulnerabilities which makes him more likable.
The supporting cast consisting of Yograj Singh, Mukesh Tiwari, Deepak Shirke and others are all excellent in their roles. Most of the comedy is situational, and the dialogues are witty and natural. The movie is kept light-hearted for the most part, and the underlying message that family is important runs throughout the storyline.
Set in rural Punjab, the movie features some breathtaking landscapes captured by Ravi K. Chandran's camera work. The music composer, Hanif Shaikh, has provided some good tunes, especially the background score which complements the movie's overall tone.
In conclusion, Teen Thay Bhai is a delightful movie that explores the bond between siblings well. It brings to light the complexities of brotherhood in a humorous yet sensitive way. The movie communicates that family is everything and the importance of sticking together even when things are tough. All in all, it is a movie that will leave you with a smile on your face.