Watch: Amitabh, Vidya and Nawazuddin power through the riveting 'Te3n' trailer
For eight years every day, a certain John Biswas visits the police station to enquire about any new information regarding the kidnapping of his granddaughter. Amitabh Bachchan as John Biswas, asked Vidya, who is playing a cop, "kuch mila (got anything)?". When she questions him on why he has made this an everyday practice, he says, "kuch aur hai nahi mere paas (I have nothing else)."
These are the first 20-odd seconds of the trailer of Te3n, and it's super impactful. You can see the frustration on Bachchan's face without even trying too hard, and the film has immediately caught our attention. Not only do we get to see Vidya Balan on screen after a very long time, she's playing (what seems like) a chill, approachable cop.
The last time Vidya Balan and Amitabh Bachchan came together was in R Balki's Paa. The last time Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin came together, however, was in Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani. For Ribhu Dasgupta's upcoming film Te3n, which is co-produced by Ghosh, all three will share screen space for the first time.
You know a film has immense potential when the last person who comes to your mind is Nawazuddin. The stellar actor plays Father Martin in the film, in some way intricately attached to the kidnapped girl. Like Amitabh, we can see the guilt on his face and demeanour instantly.
And just when you think this film is going to drown under the intensity of its own emotions and complexity (we're looking at you Wazir), the trailer picks up pace and informs you that a similar kind of kidnapping is occurring eight years later, and all three have a pivotal role to play.
The best kind of thrillers are ones which don't give you enough time to think, and yet allow your budding thoughts to simmer in the back of your head. Te3n does that, and much more. Every frame tells a story, and yet gives you enough fodder to know that there's a lot more to Te3n than meets the eye.
Perhaps the only thing that bothered us was the heavy deja vu feeling from Sujoy Ghosh's Kahaani. The setting is Kolkata, two of the three lead cast members were in the film, and it's a thriller. However, that's the beauty of the genre. Curiousity spreads quite thick, and the trailer of Te3n has us definitely wanting more.
Watch the trailer of Te3n here: