Actors who are decades into their career, have at some point in their careers been accused of sleepwalking in a role. Not Amitabh Bachchan. Critics may accuse him of many things but never has the legendary actor not given a lazy performance.
In his latest thriller “TE3n” the veteran actor strips away all the gimmicks and appears to give a riveting performance as a grandfather seeking the people who kidnapped his granddaughter 8 years ago. Glimpses of the angry young man persona simmer in this powerful trailer.
Check out the trailer for “TE3N” starring Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan
The gripping premise borrows heavily from 2013 Korean suspense “Montage”. Having only seen the trailer for both I’m guessing director Ribhu Dasguta desifies the story and settings to appeal to Indian movie goers. Furthermore the cast, consisting of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and a special appearance by Vidya Balan, only reassure moviegoers that if nothing else “TE3N” will be packed with incredible performances.
It’s been 8 years since John Biswas (Amitabh Bachchan) lost his granddaughter, Angela, in a tragic kidnapping incident that scarred him & his wife Nancy forever. But eight years later, while the world has moved, John hasn’t given up his relentless quest for justice.
He continues to visit the police station where he’s shunned & ignored every day. The only person whose help he seeks is Martin Das (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), an ex-cop turned priest who has one thing in common with John – the death of Angela had a life altering impact on both men.
But then, 1 day, 8 years after that tragic incident, there’s another kidnapping & everything about it echoes of similarity with the kidnapping of Angela. Father Martin is once again dragged into the investigation by cop Sarita Sarkar (Vidya Balan). While the priest & the cop tackle the new kidnapping, John doggedly pieces together the identity of Angela’s kidnapper from little bits of information that he collects through his own investigations.
TE3N is a gripping thriller that brings together these two parallel investigations into the 2 kidnappings – & builds up into an explosive, emotionally-charged film.
Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and starring Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui with a special appearance by Vidya Balan. TE3N releases on 10 June 2016 in India.
A release date for “TE3N” in Malaysia and Singapore is not available at time of publishing.