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Tilak Rishi, born in India, has been working as a career corporate executive, after doing his MBA. Passionately pursuing his hobby for writing, he also remained a regular contributor to newspapers in India and the U.S. Many true happenings and characters he came across in life, including interaction with former president Bill Clinton, inspired Paradise Lost and Found, his first novel. A family saga, it starts from Kashmir, when this paradise on earth is lost for the tourists who thronged in thousands every year to enjoy its scenic splendor. Terrorists have turned it into one of the most dangerous places in the world. The family is not only a witness to the loss of this paradise, but also to another tragedy of much bigger magnitude. In the aftermath of the partition of India, along with millions uprooted from their homes in Pakistan, the family leaves behind all that it has in Lahore. Starting from a scratch on the difficult path to progress, it still has many joyful moments when along the way it makes a difference in many a life. The survival-to-success story climaxes in California where the family finds the paradise that was lost in Kashmir.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

TE3N - Media Bows To Big B!

Ever since the unique title of the film was known from Big B Blog posts, I have been speculating on what must be the meaning of the title in the story of the movie. As DAY after DAY the movie was candidly mentioned  by dear Ef in their comments or pictures of their creative art posted by you on the Blog, it became quite clear that the title of the movie meant  “3”, perhaps pointing to three main characters in the movie. Whatever the real meaning might be, we shall know in another day or two when we watch the movie on its release, but in the meantime my mind figured it out for me in its own inimitable way:

“3” points towards the three back to back big Bollywood releases in recent weeks which all had one common factor - the famous Bachchan family - . First Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in “Sarbjit”, who was given standing ovation for her powerful performance which was highly acclaimed by critics as well. Second Abhishek Bachchan in “Housefull - 3”, which rang up 53.3 crore in India  to rank as the biggest opening weekend for a Hindi film this year,  beating all other movies released this year in box-office collections. And the third, Big B, the head of the Bachchan family, in TE3N, which the critics believe and already acclaim to be amongst the greatest Bollywood thrillers ever released.

TE3N, the most anticipated picture of Amitabh Bachchan this year was released on June 10. And the media, indeed, expressed themselves  in the reviews in their respective medium for their readers or viewers, which are a mixture of appreciation and criticism of the movie, but one view common in all of them - a big applause for Big B - for his performance beyond perfection. Here is an excerpt from my favorite paper, the Hindustan Times:

“TE3N review: Watch it for Amitabh Bachchan’s superlative form
It’s edgy, gripping and dark, mostly because of the actors and partly due to the milieu. While Nawazuddin brings a strangeness to the table, Sabyasachi shows how to get noticed without ditching subtility. Amitabh Bachchan is the cohesive force behind this thriller.
The director weaves a web of lies and psychological disorders, but he also attaches motives to his characters. Though his choice of background music surprises at times, he compensates it with pace. His biggest success is the high degree of audience involvement in a 138-minute film.

TE3N catches you by the neck and keeps you engrossed till the end credits. Amitabh’s superlative form is just one of the incentives to watch it. TE3N has enough to make you like it.”


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