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Vidya Balan billed Guest in Te3n although she has a full-fledged role

10 June 2016 2:10 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

It seems contemporary leading ladies tend to feel insecure about Big B even now. We had the case of Deepika Padukone who after Piku "forgot" to invite Mr Bachchan for the success party. Now in director Ribhu Dasgupta's Te3n, Vidya Balan's presence is billed as 'Guest Appearance'. Says a source from the product, "Vidya knew from the start that Te3n revolved around Mr Bachchan's character. She agreed to come on board because of her old relations with producer Sujoy Ghosh but insisted she be billed a 'guest' in the plot." And never mind if she is in the film from beginning to end. It's not enough for Ms Balan to be a pivotal character. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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“Te3n grips from the first frame. It is a thriller with a heart, soul and most exceptionally, a conscience. ” – Subhash K Jha Review

9 June 2016 9:35 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sabyasachi Chakraborty

Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta

There is a moment of subdued splendour in this thriller that is both brutal and tender, where a chaprasi in a government office–you know the busybodies who offer to help when the Babus act tough?— gives our autumnal hero John Biswas some vital information.

Then the chaprasi casually asks if there is petrol in John’s rickety scooter. As John parts with his only means of transportation he even helps the bureaucratic broker start the ancient vehicle.

Yes, the scooter has seen better days. So has John Biswas. There was a time when he knew joy.His grand-daughter Angela who was left to John’s care while his father went abroad. In a merciless twist of fate Angela is kidnapped for ransom and killed.

Debutant director Ribhu Dasgputa’s shimmering portrait of distant discontent is about John’s atonement, »

- Subhash K Jha

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Te3n review – Bollywood's sluggish but intricate True Detective

9 June 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This tentative remake of a 2013 Korean thriller puts Amitabh Bachchan among a trio hunting a lost girl

Riffing, Se7en-like, on the Hindi word for three, this remake of 2013’s Korean thriller Montage splices together a disparate trio hunting a long-gone girl: grieving grandfather Amitabh Bachchan, guilt-racked priest Nawazuddin Siddiqui, no-nonsense cop Vidya Balan. We’re watching Bollywood respond to grimtertainments such as True Detective – hence director Ribhu Dasgupta’s lugubrious, lights-off aesthetic – while wondering whether Te3n (pronounced “theen”) has taken on too much baggage. The first half proceeds at such a crawl, even the songs sound like somebody’s last gasp. Yet Dasgupta’s playing a reasonably intricate long game. The pulse quickens with a mid-film ransom drop, and skilled playing shepherds us through the twisty second hour. A touch tentative – the work of an industry straining to mature in line with its audience’s tastes – but creditably committed to a new realism. »

- Mike McCahill

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Film Review: ‘Te3n’

9 June 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For years now, the spirit of Bollywood has poured itself into the nooks and crannies of American pop culture (you can see it in everything from “Moulin Rouge!” to the tabla beat of the Nick Jr. girl-power genie cartoon “Shimmer and Shine”). Once in a while, though, the genuine article — a Bollywood movie — gets a wide release in the U.S., and when that happens, it offers a rare opportunity for some serious cultural co-mingling. When “Lagaan” opened it 2001, it was like seeing a cinematic bulletin in the form of a blissed-out epic sports musical. (The most exotic thing about it isn’t that it was Indian — it’s that it was a four-movie movie about Indians learning to play cricket.) Now, the Bollywood industry is unleashing a very different sort of movie in America, different in that it’s actually much closer to what we watch everyday.

The fascination of “Te3n” (no, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Amitabh Bachchan Talks TE3N Character and Vidya

9 June 2016 1:06 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Audiences will soon witness screen veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan revisiting the whodunit genre as grandfather John Biswas in upcoming thriller, TE3N.

Talking about the genre and his role he says, “Indian cinema has always been making films like these. It’s just that, given the stage I was at earlier in my career, perhaps nobody thought of doing something like this with me. But now there is an opportunity because of my age, which enables me to play an older, weaker character. You don’t expect him to be able to do something and that’s basically what the outline of the character is. John Biswas is a middle-class man, he is Anglo-Bengali and there has been a tragedy in the family. He only has his wife and son. His family doesn’t live with him, but he’s keen to find out what happened and how. I don’t »

- Stacey Yount

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Mukesh Chhabra plays a land agent in Te3n

8 June 2016 1:07 PM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Promising to be yet another edge of the seat thriller from Sujoy Ghosh, Te3n has been in the news for bringing together three powerhouse performers namely Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. However, there is a surprise element as the renowned casting director Mukesh Chhabra is seen in a special appearance in Te3n. Yes, it has been revealed that Mukesh Chhabra has done a cameo in this suspense drama and plays the role of a land agent. The casting director is a well-known face in the industry and has launched some of the popular actors in Bollywood. However, this is not the first time where the actor has been seen in a miniscule role as he has previously done such roles in films like Rang De Basanti, Kaminey, Gangs of Wasseypur among others. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, Te3n is slated to release on June 10. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Chitrangda Singh starrer back on track

8 June 2016 4:15 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Two years ago, it was announced that Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Chitrangda Singh will be coming together for a movie. The filmed titled Babumoshai Bandookbaaz was supposed to go on floors in 2014 but didn't due to several issues in the production department. In December 2014, the film was scheduled to start shooting in Kolkata followed by Bolpur and Burdwan in West Bengal. But reports suggested that there were many issues in the technical team department and due to delay in payments, the production was halted. It looked like that the film was completely scrapped and probably won't see the light of the day. Now, it is confirmed that the film finally be back on track with both Chitrangda Singh and Nawazuddin Siddiqui on board. The first schedule of the shooting begins in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Filmmaker Kushan Nandy confirmed that the film is rolling today and the unit will be shooting at Chintan Dev road in Lucknow. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Reliance Games launches official game for TE3N

8 June 2016 12:06 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Reliance Games, developer and publisher of mobile games, has launched the official game for the upcoming thriller, TE3N. The game features Amitabh Bachchan as the lead protagonist, playing the gamified ‘infinite runner’ from the movie. Gaming enthusiasts will get an opportunity to jump into the screen veteran’s avatar, bringing alive the chase to unravel clues related to the story.

Mr. Bachchan himself led the digital campaign by inviting fans to share their suggestions to create posters, vote for their favourite songs and list their game preferences. The contest welcomed over 45,000 participants, visiting the official website Te3nitaround.in to log their preferences.

The contest invited visitors to vote for their favorite category of game across three genres: hidden object game; infinite runner game; and side scrolling platform game, with the ‘infinite runner’ game garnering 61% of the votes.

Amit Khanduja, CEO Reliance Entertainment Digital said, “We are thrilled to associate »

- BollySpice Editors

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Powerhouse actress Vidya Balan talks about her new film ‘TE3N’

7 June 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Vidya Balan is the champion of the female-centric genre in Bollywood and broke the trend that only movies with male actors can set the cash registers jingling at the Box Office with her movies The Dirty Picture and Kahaani.

Having won numerous awards worldwide for her acting skills, the 38-year-old actress also completed the duties of a jury member at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

TE3N (Three) centers around John Biswas (Amitabh Bachchan) who lost his granddaughter, Angela, in a tragic kidnapping incident that scarred him and his wife Nancy forever. But eight years later, while the world has moved on, John hasn’t given up his relentless quest for justice. He continues to visit the police station where he’s shunned and ignored daily. He continues to revisit the spot where Angela breathed her last, hopelessly looking for clues. The only person whose help he seeks is Martin Das (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), an ex-cop turned priest, »

- Sunny Malik

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Vidya Balan prefers to not work with hubby Siddharth Roy Kapur

7 June 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Gearing up for yet another film is Vidya Balan with Te3n and this time she will be seen in the role of a fierce cop. The actress, who has been busy promoting the same at various events, made a rather surprising revelation recently. It is a known fact that Vidya Balan is married to producer and head honcho of Utv-Disney, Siddharth Roy Kapur. However, the actress maintained that they prefer to avoid working with each other. During one of the recent events of Te3n, Vidya was quizzed about when she will be working in one of Siddharth's productions, however, the actress stated that they try their best to not work with each other as they like to keep it that way. In fact, she went on to add that due to this decision, she has missed out on good films but she doesn't regret it since she believes that keeping »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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The TE3N Team to Felicitate and Honor Fans for Submitting Entries!

6 June 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

On 10th June, the Power of Three will be unleashed as the formidable trio of exemplary actors, Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Vidya Balan in a pivotal guest appearance will be seen together in Ribhu Dasgupta’s emotional thriller TE3N.

Amitabh Bachchan and the team had earlier launched a special initiative to involve the fans by asking them to take part in all levels of promotions like the posters, music, information, games etc! The audience is the most integral and important aspect of the film industry and hence the makers offered a unique platform for them to give valuable feedback, opinion, ideas, thoughts regarding the film. There were multiple options for the audience to take part in the ‘Te3n it around’ campaign, like creating the posters for TE3N, choosing the first song they want to hear/see, choosing what kind of a game they want to play!!

With the campaign »

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Vidya Balans Begum Jaan gets Gauhar Khan Pallavi Sharda Ila Arun and Mishti on board

6 June 2016 4:29 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

With Rituparna Sengupta leading the pack, Bengali film Rajkahini also had several other actresses playing prostitutes in the brothel that becomes a victim of partition. And now following the footsteps will be the Hindi remake of this critically acclaimed women-centric Bengali film, Begum Jaan too will have several other female characters.

Besides Vidya Balan as the protagonist, we hear that Gauhar Khan, who has acted in films like Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year and will play one of the girls staying in the brothel along with Hawaizaada actresses Pallavi Sharda and Priyanka Setia. Besides them model turned actresses Flora Saini and Poonam Rajput along with popular TV actress Ridhima Tiwari and Ravija Chauhan too will be seen in the role of prostitutes. Singer Ila Arun who is known for her roles in films like Jodhaa Akbar and Kaanchi fame Mishti will join the prostitutes in the brothel household to »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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TE3N Music Review

3 June 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Starring the incredible cast of Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, TE3N is set to hit theaters on June 10th. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, TE3N sees Amitabh Bachchan playing John Biswas, a grandfather on the relentless pursuit of justice for eight years. It also tells the tale of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, a former cop turned priest, Father Martin Das, whose life was changed forever by the same crime that claimed the life of John’s granddaughter. Also involved is Vidya Balan as Sarita Sarkar, the cop who swings into action when an identical crime is repeated eight years later. TE3N is the emotionally explosive journey of these three people, who find their fates intertwined in their quest for justice and redemption.

The fabulous Clinton Cerejo was brought in to bring the music of the film’s story to life. Of course, we know of his many wonderful performances as a »

- Stacey Yount

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Vishal Dadlani feels were giving too much importance to the offensive Aib video

2 June 2016 5:28 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Composer Vishal Dadlani feels too much is being made the pathetic spoof video on Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar by the virtually unknown Tanmay Bhat. Reasons Vishal, "Sachin and Lataji are virtually deities in their spheres. A tasteless joke is not going to affect their aura." The feisty composer, currently ruling the charts with his compositions for the Amitabh Bachchan - Vidya Balan starrer Te3n feels there are double standards at work in how the entertainment industry has reacted to Tanmay's "joke" and the way they react to other similar spoofy attempts by comedians. Argues Vishal, "Principles are only worth anything when we stand by them even when they're inconvenient. When Kiku Sharda was jailed for a joke, we stood against the absurdity of it all. Suddenly, we are no better than those who were baying for Kiku's blood." Vishal wonders if the censor board is right in assuming that audiences lack a uniform maturity. »

- Subhash K. Jha

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Naseeruddin Shah to do a cameo in Begum Jaan

2 June 2016 4:01 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will be seen in the upcoming film on partition Begum Jaan starring Vidya Balan in lead role. The film will have him in a special appearance. Talking about the same, producer Mukesh Bhatt also revealed that though it is a small role, Naseeruddin Shah's character is pivotal to the plot. Reminiscing about the days he worked with this talented actor in films like Naajayaz and Sir in the 90s, Bhatt also added that they wanted to approach Shah only when they found a role that would suit his calibre. Begum Jaan is a remake of the critically acclaimed film Rajkahini and will be directed by Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee. Set amidst the backdrop of partition, Rajkahini is a story of a group of sex workers who try to protect their home (a brothel) as ruthless politicians and high profile men decide to destroy it for their selfish motives. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Vidya Balan Designs and submits personalized poster entry for TE3N

30 May 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

On 10th June, the Power of Three will be unleashed as the formidable trio of exemplary actors, Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and  Vidya Balan in a pivotal guest appearance will be seen together in Ribhu Dasgupta’s emotional thriller TE3N.

Amitabh Bachchan and the team had earlier launched a special initiative to involve the fans by asking them to take part in all levels of promotions like the posters, music, information, games etc!! There are multiple options for the audience to take part in the ‘Te3n it around’ campaign, like creating the posters for TE3N, choosing the first song they want to hear/see, choosing what kind of a game they want to play!! With the campaign garnering a phenomenal response already with entries from all over India, we learn that Vidya Balan too has submitted a special poster designed on her own, to the team!!

She came with an »

- Press Releases

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Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Kyun Re’ from TE3N

28 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Amitabh Bachchan, who’s synonymous with his booming baritone, has sung in many of his films over four decades. Once again, he has lent his voice to a soulful song for the upcoming psychological thriller, TE3N, releasing on 10th June.

The song titled Kyun Re, which has been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composed by Clinton Cerejo, is pivotal to the movie. The film directed by Ribhu Dasgupta also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan.

Talking about the song, Mr Bachchan said, “After listening to tunes and the words that Amitabh narrated me, I felt to do it. We went ahead and did it.”

Adding, “It’s always very frightening for me to sing a song because I am not a singer and especially when you have people like Clinton Cerejo (music director) sitting six inches away from you. Clinton did not want (the song) to be sung whole-heartedly.”

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- Stacey Yount

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More about Te3N

27 May 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

One of the most compelling suspense thrillers of contemporary Indian cinema, TE3N (Translates: Thr3e), is set to release worldwide on 10th June 2016. One of things that has us so excited is that Ribhu Dasgupta directs a a very exciting and incredible cast of some of India’s most coveted acting talents – celebrated veteran, Amitabh Bachchan; golden boy of new age Indian cinema, Nawazuddin Siddiqui; and champion of the female-centric genre, Vidya Balan. The three, screen powerhouses are united onscreen in a darkly atmospheric suspense thriller, set against a cryptic backdrop of Kolkata’s labyrinthine by-lanes and alleyways. An Indian film for an international platform, TE3N has been creatively produced by Sujoy Ghosh, whose 2012 release, Kahaani (Translate: Story), was globally lauded by critics and audiences alike. Masters of their craft, Dasgupta and Ghosh have collaborated to deliver an authentic, nouveau noir thriller, combining cinematic artistry with a compelling narrative. A »

- Stacey Yount

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Amitabh Bachchan’s Scooter in ‘TE3N’ is worth Rs 1 Crore!

25 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

On 10th June, the Power of Three will be unleashed as the formidable trio of exemplary actors in the shape of Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, with Vidya Balan in a pivotal guest appearance will be seen together in Ribhu Dasgupta’s emotional thriller TE3N!

People have been taken aback with the unusual images and visuals of the megastar Amitabh Bachchan zipping away on an antique blue scooter, but what they don’t know how special it is, not only in the movie but to the actual owner itself!

The scooters vendor and owner Sujit Narayan Sur who gave the scooter to the production for the shoot, has been inundated with offers to sell the scooter ‘driven by Amitabh Bachchan’ but he has refused despite an Rs 1 crore offer! He has modified and customized it for Mr Bachchan in TE3N.

Sujit also known as Bhaida, said, “This second-hand scooter is about 20 years old. »

- Press Releases

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Vidya Balan starrer Begum Jaan in trouble as technicians quit

24 May 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

Soon after the soul stirring trailer of the Bengali film Rajkahini hit the tube, the Bhatt camp announced a Hindi remake of the same. Starring Vidya Balan, Begum Jaan was supposed to be based in Punjab unlike its original which was in West Bengal. However, now we hear that the film is in trouble as several departmental heads have walked out of the venture.

Speculations state the reason behind the same is financial crisis which have affected three major departments of filmmaking. Apparently, cinematographer Ravi Chandran, costume designer Payal Saluja and production designers Amit Ray and Subrata Chakraborthy have walked out of the film. We hear that trouble started brewing when there were several changes added to the location, starting from Punjab it was later shifted to Hyderabad, then Rajasthan and finally landed at Kolkata, West Bengal like its original. It is being said that the makers are now on »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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