TE3N (2016)

Hindi 2 hrs 16 mins Thriller
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Total Reviews: 57
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Review Summary: Te3N gives us a brilliant turn by Amitabh Bachchan and a slow burn thriller that ultimately fizzles.

Average Critic Rating: (2.90)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan , Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Vidya Balan
Director: Ribhu Dasgupta
Release Date: 10 Jun 2016
Est. Budget: 28.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 19.0 CR

Plot: Te3n is an upcoming Indian thriller film written and directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan in lead roles. The film was earlier set for a 20 May release. But later, when it was found to be clashing with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Sarbjit,

TE3N - Top Reviews

TE3N is the kind of film that bores first and frustrates later
Raja Sen, REDIFF
TE3N left me with lukewarm emotions
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
Te3n, alas the susp3nse is missing
Khalid Mohamed, Spot Boye
In its preoccupation to collect details, Te3n flounders on motive
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
The slow-burning drama about crime, tragedy, guilt and retribution has the potential to repay the patience of those that don’t switch off their brains when watching a film.
The suspense is not as killing as it can be, which for a whodunit like this, is the real crime
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
But even with the minor grouse, Te3n serves up enough thrills to hook you on. Director Ribhu Dasgupta's second movie is just about as good as taut thrillers can be. There's a directorial control and finesse that make this film engaging and well worth a watch.
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
Had they put a little more pace into it, this thriller could fly
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand

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TE3N - All Reviews

On the whole, TE3N, despite being a whodunit thriller, suffers extremely because of its slow pace and weak screenplay. At the box-office it will be unable to connect with its target audience.
Bollywood Hungama
lashbacks play their part in both movies in reminding viewers of old wounds that refuse to heal. Kahaani’s deceptive rewinds greatly helped throw off audiences following present-day events, but in Te3n, the flashbacks only stretch a thin plot to an untenable 136 minutes.
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
An Uninspired Whodunit Lets Down Big B's Fine Act
Pink Villa
The music of Te3N has a consistent 'sur' to it and while one may not play on the entire soundtrack in the time of leisure, it should fit in well into the narrative of the film
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama
It'€™s short album packing lot of punch and leaves you asking for more
Devesh Sharma, Filmfare
Like any thriller, the money here is on figuring out the perpetrator, hopefully before those hunting the person in the film can.
Kunal Guha, Pune Mirror
मर्डर मिस्ट्री को सुलझाती है 'TE3N'
R J Alok, Aaj Tak
Clinton Cerejo delivers well in his second solo soundtrack as well
Vipin, Music Aloud
The movie is well shot, and the actors are more than competent, but it remains average because the script insists on pointing fingers until you want to break its fingers and say, 'Stop!'
Manisha Lakhe, Nowrunning
Extremely Slow but Classic Performance and Intriguing story.
Priyanka Chauhan, India Forums
Predictable yet palatable
Jyotsna Basotia, The Statesman
कोरियाई प्रेरणा, बांग्ला बैकग्राउंड और कछुआ चाल- यही है 'तीन'
Narendra Saini, Aaj Tak
TE3N, however, is no Kahaani. It is at best a hotchpotch of a film that could have been so much better. Watch it though. For the brilliant acting.
Ananya Bhattacharya, India Today
Watch it for Amitabh Bachchan's flawless act
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
On the whole, TE3N, despite being a whodunit thriller, suffers extremely because of its slow pace and weak screenplay. At the box-office it will be unable to connect with its target audience.
Oye! Times
A good old-fashioned mystery
It'€™s an engaging journey following all the clues and dodging the red herrings
Source, BookMyShow
It is a thriller with a heart, soul and most exceptionally, a conscience!
Sadly, the slow pace, predictable twists and non-glamorous looks of the film, dilutes the intensity and might fail to connect with its masala loving film viewers.
India Glitz
This leniently-paced suspense film which starts off with a swelling promise seems to have been wrapped with hurried compromises that doesn't really leave a strong impact
Source, Santa Banta
Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan’s latest thriller is SLOW and TIRESOME!
Tushar P Joshi, Bollywood Life
Bollywood's sluggish but intricate True Detective
Mike McCahill, The Guardian
The protocol of making thrilling films have been compromised, which in turned has hampered the quality of the film in a big way. This has therefore hampered the review as well despite having some powerful performances from Big B and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the film.
Just Bollywood
If we stay alive long enough, life comes a full circle and begins to repeat itself
Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle
TE3N may have no romantic songs or party number, yet most of its four sings hit all the right notes
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
पढ़ें बिग बी और नवाज की 'TE3N' का रिव्यू
Vishal Thakur, Live Hindustan
Te3n is a thriller that fails to keep you engaged to the last bit thanks to its predictability
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
The screenplay seems haphazard at times, and the plot has enough holes to make a sieve, and yet, whatever of these elements is there in the film is still enough to make for an engrossing watch
Arkadev Ghoshal, International Business Times
Watch it for old school taut thriller moments
Box Office Capsule
Amitabh Bachchan in a role you don't want to miss
Mehul S Thakkar, Deccan Chronicle
The Perfect Casting Makes It a Must Watch
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
But go for Te3n to witness the beauty of Amitabh Bachchan. He alone is reason enough!
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
Lady police officer Sarita (Vidya Balan) assures him that they would contact him if they made any headway in the case but still, John visits the police station daily.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
The film's ability to maintain the suspense right till the end makes it a must-watch for those who like whodunnits. However, a better pace could have lifted this film a notch higher.
Meena Iyer, Times of India
Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui deliver superlative performances!
Te3n does not stumble into predictable territory and keeps you at the edge of your seat, even making you gasp just before the start of the second half
Natasha Meah, The New Paper
TE3N A Slow Burn That Never Quite Catches
J Hurtado, Twitch
The movie doesn’t fully live up to that ambition, but the good news is that it’s just Bollywood enough to show you what deeply familiar thriller conventions feel like when they’re made with different spices.
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
A riveting plot with strong performances
New Indian Express
Amitabh Bachchan-Vidya Balan-Nawaz film is solid suspense thriller
Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
Amitabh Bachchan, take a bow
Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
The film doesn’t engage you much. I, not even for once, felt the need to investigate the case or make whodunnit guesses or sit on the edge of my seat, which is not a great thing for an emotional thriller Te3n aims to be.
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan play their roles with elan but meandering plot proves film’s undoing
Bachchan is so much more in control and in form here that the crackling performances, at least, raise '€˜Te3n'€™ above the ordinary
Udita Jhunjhunwala, Business of Cinema
Even though this film is a remake of a Korean film, 'Montage', full marks to Ribhu Dasgupta for giving it a strong local flavour, with familiar and comfortable sights and sounds.
सोचने पर मजबूर कर देगी बिग बी की 'TE3N'
The album of Te3n is quite on the expected lines, but there is not much variety, though it's in keeping with the theme of the movie
Rafat, Glam Sham
Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are in prominent roles, and Dasgupta uses a lot of the same motifs — crumbling houses, suspicious old men and the lonely bylanes of the old city
There are definitely more than 3 reasons to watch Te3n.
Swagata Dam, Miss Malini