John Biswas (Amitabh Bachchan) is a 70-year-old grandfather who visits the police station regularly. He is desperate to find the kidnapper and murderer of his grand-daughter Angela, who died 8 years ago. However, police inspector Sarita Sarkar (Vidya Balan) has no clues about the case. But he continues to search for the person who caused it, despite being dissuaded by people all around him and collects evidence one by one at a small pace. John's wife Nancy (Padmavathi Rao) is sick and bound to a wheel chair. Despite the personal problems, John is determined not to give up. John also regularly meets Father Martin Das (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who was once police inspector and was handling the Angela kidnapping case. Father Martin Das tries his best in solving the case but the guilt of being unsuccessful compelled him to leave his job and get converted to a priest.
One day, 8 years after that tragic incident, there is another kidnapping, that of a young boy named Rony and everything about it echoes of similarity with the kidnapping of Angela. Further investigation reveals that the modus operandi for kidnapping Rony is the same as that of Angela. Inspector Sarita requests Father Martin for assistance in cracking the case. Martin supports partially by providing clues and Sarita, along with John, start investigating the case.
In the meanwhile, John doggedly pieces together the identity of Angela's kidnapper from little bits of information that he collects through his own investigations and after confirming the identity of the actual kidnapper of Angela, he creates a plan to kidnap Rony. John wanted to seek revenge and justice since Rony's grandfather Manohar (Sabyasachi Chakraborty) was the one who had kidnapped Angela. Since the modus operandi was the same, Angela's case file is re-opened. Manohar is then nabbed when, on the instructions of the unknown kidnapper of Rony (which is actually John), he tries to flee with the ransom at the railway station. He is arrested by Sarita who interrogates him in the lock-up but he refuses to confess that he had kidnapped his own grand-son Rony. Father Martin finds out that John had kidnapped Rony and confronts him. John requests Martin to arrange a meeting with Manohar. During the meeting, John makes Manohar to confess about the crime committed by him in front of the police. Manohar confesses about the crime committed and is found guilty for his past activities. Manohar confesses that he had kidnapped Angela since he needed money for his daughter's open heart surgery. It is also revealed that Angela was not murdered but while being held captive, Angela escaped and accidentally fell from a height on to a moving car and died. The car was driven by Father Martin Das, who was also injured in the accident. .
TE3N movie review: Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan starrer TE3N is a dark story with vicious undertones, has rousing actors in here, and there’s a real city to play it all out in.
- Amitabh Bachchan as John Biswas
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Father Martin Das
- Vidya Balan as Sarita Sharma
- Sabyasachi Chakrabarty as Manohar Sinha
- Padmavathi Rao as Nancy Biswas, wife of John Biswas
- Aarnaa Sharma as Angela Roy
- Tota Roy Chowdhury as Peter Roy, Angela's father
- Ricky Patel as Rony Poddar
- Anupam Bhattacharya as Hemant Poddar, Rony's father
- Deblina Chakravorty as Neeta, Rony's mother
Production The film's shooting started on 24 November 2015 with Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui at Writers' Building, Kolkata. It is the first Hindi film for which the doors of the Victorian-era Writers' Buildings were opened for shooting. Actor Amitabh Bachchan was reported to join the crew on 27 November 2015. The movie was shot in Kolkata. Shooting of the movie was wrapped up on 31 January 2016. The trailer of the movie was released on 5 May 2016. In May 2016, Bachchan revealed that the rights of the 2013 South Korean movie had been officially purchased by Sujoy Ghosh.
Clinton Cerejo composed the music and background score of the film while Amitabh Bhattacharya wrote the lyrics. The audio album of the movie was released on 27 May which was accompanied by a live performance by Vishal Dadlani on the song "Grahan". The album consists of five tracks sung by Clinton Cerejo, Vishal Dadlani, Benny Dayal, Divya Kumar and Bianca Gomes. Amitabh Bachchan recorded a version of song "Kyun Re" for the film. The song depicts the pain of a grandpa who has lost his granddaughter. The music rights were acquired by T-series.
All lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya; all music composed by Clinton Cerejo.
|1.||"Haq Hai"||Clinton Cerejo||5:20|
|2.||"Rootha"||Benny Dayal, Divya Kumar, Bianca Gomes||5:19|
|3.||"Kyun Re"||Clinton Cerejo||3:23|
|5.||"Kyun Re - 1"||Amitabh Bachchan||3:22|
The film released in about 373 screens with about 93 screens in USA, 80 in UAE, 51 in Pakistan, 30 in UK, 20 in Kenya, 17 in Australia, 15 in Tanzania, 12 in Canada, over 9 screens in Malaysia and other countries.