The big game
Producer: Ambika Hinduja
Director: Leena Yadav
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sir Ben Kingsley, R. Madhavan, Shraddha Kapoor, Dhruv Ganesh, Siddharth Kher, Vaibhav Talwar, Saira Mohan, Raima Sen.
Teen Patti is set in England and India and explores the underworld and gambling dens of Mumbai. Perci Trachtenberg (Sir Ben Kingsley), who is the world's greatest mathematician, meets Venkat (Amitabh Bachchan), a math genius at a casino in London. Together, with a few students and Shantanu (R. Madhavan), Venkat's fellow professor, they crack the equation behind the card game, Teen Patti. Their experiment spirals out of control and Perci finally steps in to set things right.
i believe that if you have a good story to tell, then you must find a great way to tell it. For me, the way was films. Serendipity Film's first venture, Being Cyrus, set the mood for the kind of cinema that excited me: Intelligent and moving films with an international mood. With Teen Patti, I wanted to take this premise to the next level. I had such a gripping story that I had to find an extraordinary cast to inhabit it. I know that we succeeded on that front. But along with acting genius, I wanted to summon the very finest technicians, who would take the emotional dexterity of my actors and my director's cinematic vision and hone it for a universal audience. Each time I watch Teen Patti it moves me not only because it's an uber-sharp, edge-of-your-seat thriller but also because it's a profoundly human story that cuts through all parameters of nationality and language and gets you in the gut. I feel so inordinately lucky to have been able to serve a film like Teen Patti.
It wll be exciting to see Hollywood legend Sir Ben Kingsley and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan share screen space for the first time in the film.