• Even if you do end up predicting the climax, it’s an engaging journey following all the clues and dodging the red herrings. Dasgupta’s efficient direction and an inherently riveting plot (thank you Korean film Montage, whose official remake this is!) ensure that you’re consistently invested in the outcome of the investigation. The film is as much about old age, guilt, redemption, and the morality of revenge.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    TE3N is a case of sadly missed opportunities. Because there are rousing actors in here, and there’s a real city to play it all out in. Kolkata is a perfect location for a film like this with its atmospheric patches and the iconic Howrah-Hoogly vistas, reminding you of producer Sujoy Ghosh’s far more engaging ‘Kahaani’, but how a man clad in a dark hoody ( in sultry Kolkata) manages to move around those streets so freely remains an unsolvable mystery.

  • Raja Sen
    Raja Sen


    Overall, like the Calcutta police station that features a library of audio cassettes full of ransom demands — a shelf of kidnapper mixtapes, if you will — TE3N feels like it was put together by people who didn’t know where things should go.

    Amitabh Bachchan is excellent, no question.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    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.

  • Mehul S Thakkar
    Mehul S Thakkar
    Deccan Chronicle


    Watch it for the raw display of human drama and the realistic approach to many situations which has been missing at the movies for sometime now.

  • It isn’t an edge-of-the-seat humdinger. The motivations of its key characters are at times rather fuzzy. And it suffers from a pronounced Kahaani hangover (which is not surprising given that director Sujoy Ghosh is the producer). But Te3n is never less than eminently watchable.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    The film’s ability to maintain the suspense right till the end makes it a must-watch for those who like whodunnits. However, a better pace could have lifted this film a notch higher.

  • Despite having a lot of things going for it, “Te3n” doesn’t pass the first test of a thriller – it doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


    If you want to see a really good suspense film, see Montage. But if you are allergic to subtitles and in the mood for a Hindi film, then maybe go see this.

  • TE3N, however, is no Kahaani. It is at best a hotchpotch of a film that could have been so much better. Watch it though. For the brilliant acting.

  • Te3n is a thriller that fails to keep you engaged to the last bit thanks to its predictability.

  • TE3N, despite being a whodunit thriller, suffers extremely because of its slow pace and weak screenplay. At the box-office it will be unable to connect with its target audience.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    Te3n serves up enough thrills to hook you on. Director Ribhu Dasgupta’s second movie is just about as good as taut thrillers can be. There’s a directorial control and finesse that make this film engaging and well worth a watch.

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    …after lack of thrills and glaring loopholes like the silence of the child during the climax, TE3N is a watchable flick if you go without carrying the baggage of high expectations of a thrilling ‘Kahani’ post KAHAANI. It will struggle to make its space in the midst of the reigning blockbusters but those who hate crap in the name of entertainment and loyalists of Mr. Bachchan will find something for them this weekend.

  • Even though this film is a remake of a Korean film, ‘Montage’, full marks to Ribhu Dasgupta for giving it a strong local flavour, with familiar and comfortable sights and sounds.

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Te3n grips us from the first frame. It is a thriller with a heart, soul and  most exceptionally, a conscience.

  • It is a measure of Te3n’s strengths that, in the overall analysis, these complaints recede into the background. It is so wonderful to see director Sujoy Ghosh who gave us Kahaani, backing this film as a producer. Ribhu Dasgupta’s Te3n is a strong, entertaining whodunit, so lovely in its sadness and so thoroughly engaging in its observations on old age, escapism, persistence, love and revenge.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    A cop turned priest is connected to an old man obsessed with his grand-daughter’s unsolved kidnap and murder as well as a new case of kidnapping which is practically mirrors the old man’s case. This could have been a good who-dun-it. The movie is well shot, and the actors are more than competent, but it remains average because the script insists on pointing fingers until you want to break its fingers and say, ‘Stop!’

  • Stutee Ghosh
    Stutee Ghosh


    A more convincing back-story and more time at hand to grapple with the various clues would have been ideal.
    But go for Te3n to witness the beauty of Amitabh Bachchan. He alone is reason enough!

  • All in all, Amitabh Bachchan will leave a lasting first impression in this flick while Nawazuddin Siddiqui excels in his dual job of a Father and an Inspector. Vidya Balan will remind you to not forget her ‘Kahaani’ performance, just as we know a sequel is in the pipeline.

  • Sweta Vinod
    Sweta Vinod


    Amitabh Bachchan has once again given a sterling performance, and one that stands out sharply in an otherwise passable film. 

  • Tushar Joshi
    Tushar Joshi
    Bollywood Life


    Slow and tiresome, TE3N is a cumbersome experience that is better forgotten than remembered!

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    ‘Te3n’ has plenty of twists, not all of them convincing…

  • Kunal Guha
    Kunal Guha
    Mumbai Mirror


    Like any thriller, the money here is on figuring out the perpetrator, hopefully before those hunting the person in the film can.

  • Namrata Joshi
    Namrata Joshi
    The Hindu


    The climax gets disappointing with its predictable, explanatory touch. As a viewer I like coming out of a mystery with questions on my mind rather than neat resolutions of all the loose ends.

  • The ending, despite having a stellar cast including Sabyasachi Chakraborty, leaves you wanting for more. But as long as you manage your expectations, you will be satisfied at having seen some good actors play out their parts effectively.

  • Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan


    Overall, Te3n is a slow burning thriller made in the vein of classic whodunits but with conscious efforts to neatly package it as a modern day murder mystery. The editing is of the highest quality and immensely adds to the movie’s suspense quotient. Te3n is not meant for causal viewing. For, in case of any lapse in concentration, the viewer will find it quite challenging to follow the narrative. Te3n certainly deserves a better ending but even in its present form it makes for a solid film viewing experience.

  • On paper Teen promises to be a gripping thriller that brings together these two parallel investigations into the two kidnappings but sadly does quite tie up the things together and the elements that bring about the mystery remain obfuscated throughout the tale.

  • The film doesn’t engage you much. I, not even for once, felt the need to investigate the case or make whodunnit guesses or sit on the edge of my seat, which is not a great thing for an emotional thriller Te3n aims to be.

  • Te3n is drab and lets down its luminous cast and the audience whose appetite for such films is growing by the day. 

  • Te3n is unable to capture the briskness of Kahaani, whose director, Sujoy Ghosh, is one of Te3n’s producers. Dasgupta’s feature film debut (he has previously made short films and the television series Yudh) shares with Kahaani an attempt to create a Kolkata neo-noir setting in which dread and death lurk in unlikely spaces.

  • The passion of people making the film comes out on the screen and makes it a must watch.

  • Watch this one for its sheer ingenuity, though at 136 minutes, it is probably about 16 minutes too long.

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai


    Te3n is far more competent than the similarly themed Wazir this year, but is nowhere near as smart as it pretends to be. It holds your gaze, and sucks you into the chase, only to shy away and go home with bat and ball once you get too close. At best, the film is an honest attempt at being dishonest – a slow and middling effort, given the remarkable resources at hand.

  • Jyotsna Basotia
    Jyotsna Basotia


    Although quite predictable, what truly works for the movie is the fact that the climax follows a logic and reason instead of being too dramatic or not-so-believable.
    If you’re looking for a chance to scratch your brain, TE3N might be the right choice for the weekend!