Teen Patti is based on a fast-paced Hollywood thriller 21. So, the MIT institute is replaced by BIT and the game of Black Jack is replaced by Teen Patti (flash). But, unfortunately the movie is no way near what the Hollywood flick had on offer, it’s BORING and the makers have made a taste less Bhujiya or Mockery of what could have easily been an edge-of-the seat thriller. I didn’t understand one thing, what was the need of altering with a ready-made plot?
A genius mathematics professor Venkat Subramaniyam [Amitabh Bachchan] has cracked a theory that could redefine the principles of probability. Always faced by rejection of his work, he is determined to get this theory approved. He is encouraged to test this theory in real life Professor Shantanu [Madhavan].
So they try and test the theory by playing at local bars and casinos. They are assisted by a group of students who are both interested in the game and more importantly in need of money. What starts out as an experiment soon converts into a life threatening game for everyone involved.
Like the plot?…then watch 21…because the execution has gone all wrong in Teen Patti
Multiple tracks and unwanted cameos are the icing on the cake in terms of spoiling an already slow –paced movie.
On the performances, Amitabh Bachchan is brilliant as usual but he goes over the top a lot of times and balme it on the script…even BIG B looks boring. Madhavan does well in his role with shades of grey. Shraddha Kapoor shows potential and needs the right roles. Dhruv Ganesh, Siddharth Kher and Vaibhav Talwar are good. Although the music is decent, the movie could have done without any of them.
One question to the makers; why was Ben Kingsely in the movie when the dubbing was to be done by Boman Irani? One expected some powerful scenes between the him and Big B (that’s not our mistake, the promos said so). Raima Sen is wasted and I don’t know why was Mita Vashisht there for one irrelevant scene.
Final Word – ITS BORING AND A MOCKERY OF A GREAT PLOT….rather rent a DVD of ‘21’…its brilliant
Rating – 1.5/5