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Teen Patti (2010)

TeenPatti2010

Teen Patti (2010) is a 2010 Bollywood film directed by Leena Yadav who had previously directed the Sanjay Dutt-Aishwarya Rai starrer Shabd in 2005. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, R. Madhavan, Raima Sen, Shraddha Kapoor and is produced by Ambika Hinduja under the banners Hinduja Ventures and Serendipity Films. The film is about a mathematics professor, played by Amitabh Bachchan, who is trying to write a thesis on probability and relates it to the Indian card game of Teen Patti.

Plot

The story begins with Venkat Subhramaniam (Amitabh Bachchan), a professor of mathematics, software engineering, and a genius, teaching math in his village to kids when a postman comes with a letter. The letter is from Perci Trachtenberg (Ben Kingsley), widely regarded as the world’s greatest living mathematician, who invites Venkat to a high rolling casino in London. Venkat tells Perci about an equation that could not only change the dialogue on mathematics forever, but one that has already left an indelible impression of guilt – for many painful reasons – on Venkat’s life. It is shown in the past that the reclusive genius Venkat has cracked a theory that could redefine the principles of probability and randomness. Venkat tries to use this experiment in a game called Teen Patti, (a poker game) which he plays on the internet. According to this experiment if a player playing Teen Patti knows all the 3 cards with one of the players (except him) he/she can guess the other cards with the rest of the players and therefore can guess who is going to win with the theory of probability.

Venkat succeeds on his theory and submits his report to the institute where he teaches but they reject his report. But Venkat is sure about his theory and wants to try out in reality with real players. So he talks with a younger professor Shantanu (R. Madhavan) about his theory and tells him to get three students to try out this experiment. Shantanu arranges three students- Sid (Siddharth Kher)- the college rockstar, Aparna or Apu (Shraddha Kapoor)- the studious geek who has a crush on Sid and Vikram or Vikku (Dhruv Ganesh)- the boy next door. They come together and start playing the game and Venkat’s theory like the last time proves to be successful. Venkat tells that after a few more games he’ll be sure to crack his equation and even be able to study it better. Shantanu tells him that he should try using his theory in the real world, where there are people who actually gamble and play Teen Patti i.e. in underground dens or ‘addas’.

Although Venkat has no interest in the money that could come from practicing his equation to crack Teen Patti, he eventually succumbs to Shantanu’s charismatic persuasion. Soon, with the help of his new students, they explore the addas (underground gambling dens) of wild Bombay. Later another student from the institute, Abbas (Vaibhav Talwar)- the rich spoiled brat joins the gang and arranges for them parties in casinos, private clubs etc. But what starts out as an experiment between a charismatic young professor and an eccentric older one soon descends into a game neither of them can control. The money they earn gets stolen; someone is blackmailing them; they get greedy about money and in the course of time they change into different people and even start betraying each other. The story tells that money is nothing but hunger; it leads to greed, deception, betrayals which have disastrous consequences in the end.

Cast

Amitabh Bachchan as Venkat Subramaniam
Ben Kingsley as Perci Trachtenberg
Madhavan as Shantanu
Dhruv Ganesh as Bikram
Shraddha Kapoor as Aparna
Siddharth Kher as Sid
Vaibhav Talwar as Abbas
Mita Vasisht as Mrs. Kale
Rubina A. Khan as Princess Rubina Rathore
Ajay Devgan as Sunny
Saira Mohan
Raima Sen
Jackie Shroff
Mahesh Manjrekar
Shakti Kapoor
Tinnu Anand
Ganesh Yadav
Pankaj Jha

Sound Tracks

“Neeyat Kharab Hai”
Written by Irfan Siddiqui
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Label T-Series

“Intezar Me Chupa Kahi”
Written by Irfan Siddiqui
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Naresh Kamat
Music Label T-Series

“Teen Patti”
Written by Irfan Siddiqui
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Salim Merchant
Music Label T-Series

“Life Is A Game – English Version”
Written by Asif Ali Beg
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Sonia Saigal
Music Label T-Series

“Neeyat Kharab Hai – Remix”
Written by Irfan Siddiqui and Ajinkya Iyer
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan and Abhijit Vaghani
Music Label T-Series

“Teen Patti – Remix”
Written by Irfan Siddiqui
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Salim Merchant
Music Label T-Series

“Intezar Me Chupa Kahi – Remix”
Written by Irfan Siddiqui
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Naresh Kamat
Music Label T-Series

“Life Is A Game – Hindi Version”
Written by Asif Ali Beg and Irfan Siddiqui
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Sonia Saigal and Anushka Manchandani
Music Label T-Series

“Summertime”
Written by Irfan Siddiqui
Composed by Salim Merchant and Suleiman Merchant
Performed by Joe Alvares
Music Label T-Series

Reviewed by ChathuRangA on 20 December 2010

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