Teen (stylised as Te3n; transl. ’Three’) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language mystery thriller film written and directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. This remake of the 2013 South Korean film Montage stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Padmavathi Rao, and Vidya Balan in the lead roles. It was released on 10 June 2016. Though praised for acting and storyline by critics and audience, the film was a commercial failure at the box office.
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 granddaughter Angela, who died eight years ago. 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 discouraged by people all around him, and collects evidence one by one at a slow pace.
John’s wife Nancy (Padmavathi Rao) is sick and uses a wheelchair. Despite personal problems, John is determined not to give up. John also regularly meets Father Martin Das (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who was a 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 become a priest.
One day, eight years after that tragic incident, there is another kidnapping, that of a boy named Rony. Everything about it echoes 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, with John, start investigating the case.
Since the modus operandi was the same, Angela’s case file is re-opened. Rony’s grandfather, Manohar (Sabyasachi Chakraborty) is arrested when he tries to flee with the ransom at the railway station. Sarita who interrogates him in the lock-up, but he says he was acting under the instructions of the real kidnapper.
In the meantime, John doggedly pieces together the identity of Angela’s kidnapper from little bits of information that he collects through his own investigations. It is eventually revealed that these scenes take place before Rony’s kidnapping, as John discovers that Manohar was the one who had kidnapped Angela and subsequently creates a plan to kidnap Rony to seek revenge and justice.
Father Martin finds out that John kidnapped Rony and confronts him. John requests Martin to arrange a meeting with Manohar. During the meeting, John makes Manohar confess to his crimes. Manohar explains that he kidnapped Angela to pay for his daughter’s open heart surgery.
It is revealed that Angela was not murdered — while being held captive, she escaped and accidentally fell from a height on to a moving car and died. The car was driven by Father Martin Das, who was injured in the accident.
Ribhu Dasgupta (standing) with Amitabh Bachchan, during the shooting of Te3n
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
Mukesh Chhabra as Tariq, real estate agent
Prakash Belawadi as Kumar
Masood Akhtar as Imambara official
Phalguni Chatterjee as LMO officer
Arun Saha as LMO clerk
Arindol Bagchi as orphanage clerk
Antara Banerjee as bride in church
Abhipriti Das as deaf and mute girl
Mohammad Arif as groom in church
Paritosh Sand as ACP
Biswajeet Das as church patron
Indira Dutta Choudhury as maid
Sujata Ghosh as constable
Pratap Rana as peon
Rajat Das as hawker
Sagnik as Bhaskor
Satyam Majumdar as LMO manager
Suneel Sinha as Hari Prakash
Soumyajit Majumdar as Hari Prakash’s manager
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