Friday, February 26, 2010

Teen Patti review: Just another over hyped movie

Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley starrer Teen Patti has come to the theatres but expect no ordinary people to go and enjoy the movie because he would not understand what the movie is about. The biggest weakness of the movie is that the subject of the movie caters to the test of the educated people. Amitabh Bachchan played an unsuccessful math professor, Venkat Subaramanium, whose superiors claim that his research findings have no real world application.

However, his theory of probability could predict the winner in a card game and bring in lots of money. Venkat was then persuaded by his colleague, Prof. Shantanu Biswas, to use the theory. The two professors and a bunch of students then start hanging out at the various underground gambling dens of Mumbai. What starts as an experiment turns into matter of greed and deception which ends when one of the students commit suicide.

Though Sir Ben Kingsley got lots of media coverage while talking about the movie. In reality, his role is very short. He is just a listener. Script of the movie is another weakness. Sometimes the characters say these dialogues but it does not make any sense. Director Leena Yadav tried to reveal the dark side of gambling and tried to create an environment surrounded by rich and greedy people which did not look very convincing. In 21, the movie from which Teen Patti’s story has been taken, shows an evil professor using his students. Here, the two professors, target students with troubled pasts.

Both Ben Kingsley and Amitabh Bachchan played their role very well. Madhavan was fine with his role. Among the four new characters, Dhruv Ganesh got lots of exposure but others did not have much presence in the movie.

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