Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:05:15 GMT

Review: 'Teen Thay Bhai'

Teen Thay Bhai Review

Irrespective of how his films fare, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has gradually emerged a name that's synonymous with qualitative cinema. His name commands respect. But 'Teen Thay Bhai' hits a new low. Besides a shoddy script that prompts the viewer to tear his hair in disgust, even the three actors look completely out of form. In view of the fact that the subject is rooted in Indianness and is easily identifiable, the director could've come up with a film that made you laugh and also left you moist eyed at crucial stages. But 'Teen Thay Bhai' fails and fails miserably on all counts.

What is the target audience of this film? Is it the elite, the thinking viewer, the multiplex junta who crave for something different? Or is it the aam aadmi, the hoi polloi whose sole maqsad is to be entertained? 'Teen Thay Bhai' is a shining example of a brilliant idea gone horribly wrong!

Is blood really thicker than water? Can the lure of money bring together three brothers who can't stand the sight of each other? Three down-on-their-luck and out-of-money brothers meet for the reading of the will when their grandfather dies. And this is no easy meeting, because they hate the very sight of each other.

Suddenly, there is hope for freedom -- from money, woes and from each other. They find that their grandfather has left them an inheritance that will free them of financial worries forever. But as always there is a catch. The brothers will get the multi-crore estate only after fulfilling a series of bizarre clauses set forth by their eccentric grandfather. They will have to spend an entire night at an abandoned cabin on the estate, along with the two other people they hate the most -- their brothers. And their dead grandfather's ashes for company.

That's not all. The brothers are required to repeat this ritual every year for the next three years. Having somehow suffered through this ordeal for the first two years, the brothers meet finally at the third and final year. It's been a heavy winter and the cabin is snowed-out. It's the night of the reunion and the brothers arrive one by one at the cabin, in a tearing hurry to get over with the 'blasted reunion' and move on. That's when the unexpected happens.

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