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Teen Thay Bhai – movie review

Where there is a well, there are 3 different ways


Teen Thay Bhai - movie review

Rakesh Omprakash Mehra who had made outstanding movies like Aks, Rang De Basanti and Delhi 6 has produced this funny film ‘Teen Thay Bhai’ which is about three brothers and their love-hate relationship is directed by debutant director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba.

It has an interesting star cast like veteran actors like Om Puri & Deepak Dobrial who are supported by the young and talented Shreyas Talpade. It also marks the debut of actress Ragini Khanna who is actor Govinda’s niece in Teen Thay Bhai.

Three down-on-luck and out-of-money brothers are summoned to the death of their grandfather. With nothing in common, except their undying hate for each other, the funeral turns out to be a reunion from hell. After paying their final respects, the brothers can’t wait to get as far away from each other as possible, even if it means returning to their miserable lives.

Out of the blue, there is hope for money and freedom from each other. They are informed that their grandfather has left them an inheritance which will free each of them of financial worries for life.

As per the will their deceased old man has left them an inheritance. One hundred acres of lush sloping hills deep in the heart of Himachal. It’s worth a bounty and the brothers feel their sorrows fly away. But as most tales go, this one too has a twist: A clause in the will.

The catch is that the will has stipulated a condition to be fulfilled for the brothers to receive millions from the huge land estate left by the eccentric old man.

The bizarre clause set forth by the grandfather is that each one of them will have to spend an entire night at an abandoned cabin on the estate. And this is no task, because they hate the very sight of each other.

Teen Thay Bhai is the story of three brothers distanced by life, brought together by fate and their deceased grandfather, at an isolated snowed-out cabin. They battle love and life to win the most important thing – each other.

There is Ashok Mehta’s roaring brilliance of cinematic genius, Gulzaar with his extraordinaire creative lyrical brilliance and the ace musician Ranjit Barot.

About the characters, Om Puri is an institution in himself. Shreyas Talpade – a young package of talent and humour and the amazingly gifted Deepak Dobriyal. Ragini Khanna and the popular star of Punjabi films Yograj Singh (cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s father) are in for a brief while in Teen Thay Bhai.

Debutante director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba really deserves admiration as the basic plot of the film is good and quite interesting. It opens well, and then it appears a boring and a long piece as it proceeds on.

Teen Thay Bhai would have been a fine experimental film but it disappoints – with such an ensemble star-cast and Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra producing this film, it was expected to be a film far above the mediocre flicks released in Bollywood.

Cast of Teen Thay Bhai:
Om Puri – Chiksi Gill
Deepak Dobriyal – Harpreet ‘Happy’ Gill
Shreyas Talpade – Fancy Gill
Ragini Khanna – Gurleen Kaur
Yograj Singh – Khetrapal ‘Dadaji’ Gill

Credits & Crew of Teen Thay Bhai:
Production House – Flicks India
Produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Director – Mrighdeep Lamba
Director of Photography – Ashok Mehta
Music – Sukhwinder Singh & Ranjit Barot
Lyrics – Gulzar
Written by Gautam Mehra, Mehul Suri
Associate Producer – Shyam P.S.
Film Editing by Arindam Ghatak
Casting by Mukesh Chhabra
Assistant Director – Awasthi Yatharth
Visual Effects by Meherzad Minbattiwala
Assistant Cameraman – Prabal Bose
Teen Thay Bhai – movie review