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Upcoming Hindi Film TE3N Press Meet Held in Kolkata; Amitabh Bachchan Talks At Length About His Shooting Experiences in Kolkata

Video: Upcoming Bollywood Film TE3N press conference

The press conference of the upcoming Bollywood film TE3N took place in Kolkata in the presence of Amitabh Bachchan, Sujoy Ghosh and Ribhu Dasgupta.


Set in Kolkata, the film TE3N is about a crime that affects the lives of the three principal characters. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of John Biswas who is a grandfather and is in pursuit of justice for the last eight years. Vidya Balan plays the role of the cop, Sarita Sarkar, who swings in action when an identical crime is committed after eight years. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Father Martin Das whose life changes forever by the same crime that claimed the life of John Biswas’s grand-daughter.


Speaking about the character, Amitabh Bachchan said “Ribhu did not want any cliché mannerisms in the acting. So I stayed away from speaking in Bengali which I had earlier done in Piku. I spoke in a simple manner as was expected from a grandfather who is in pursuit of his granddaughter”.

Big B who had strolled on a cycle in Piku was spotted riding a scooter on the streets of the city for the shooting of this film. When questioned on which one was easier to ride, he said “The cycle was definitely easier. But Ribhu gave me a scooter and I practiced on that in Mumbai. When I came to Kolkata, I used to practice riding it near Maidan. I had driven the scooter so many years ago. It definitely was difficult initially”.


Scripted by Suresh Nair and Bijesh Jayarajan, the music is by Clinton Cerejo and action is by Sham Kaushal.

Amitabh Bachchan who often goes for strolls in the city alone at night was pleasantly surprised when Ribhu took him to North Kolkata for the shoots. “I have never been to North Kolkata and I was surprised and also fascinated by the architecture of the buildings. The culture also attracted me. I discovered Kolkata yet again” added the actor.


The actor who had worked both with directors using film rolls is also working in this digital age. “See when we used to work before, we had to be careful about the lights and also give the perfect shots at one take. Or else wastage of resources will happen. With digital technology, one can give more than one shot. One can take the perfect shot and there is also less guilt on the actors for retakes. I can name some actors like Ranveer, Ranbir, Alia, Deepika, Vidya, Nawaz who are just so spontaneous in front of the camera. They come and they just deliver. They are exceptional talents!!”


When asked what made Big B choose this role, he said “At this juncture of my career, I simply look for roles which challenge me. Or else I will become stagnant as an actor. Hence I have always looked forward for such meaningful roles in the films that I have selected. I just hope that I will continue to get such roles and challenge myself”.

TE3N releases tomorrow!! With such a stellar cast and a gripping story, TE3N must surely feature on your must watch movie list!!

Priyanka Dutta

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Deepika Padukone Gets Voted ‘Best Actress’ in Filmfare Poll


Deepika Padukone has firmly secured her position as one of the leading actors of Bollywood. Time and again, she has proved her acting capabilities with ace performances and this has surely not gone unnoticed.

In a recent poll conducted by a popular magazine (Filmfare), Deepika was voted the ‘Best Actress’ as well as the ‘Sexiest Actress’ in Bollywood. She left behind fellow actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Jacqueline Fernandez far behind. She was leading the ‘Potential to Rock Hollywood’ category where she was second only to Hrithik Roshan.

Deepika Padukone was last seen in Shoojit Sircar’s family comedy drama, ‘Piku’ where her performance has garnered the praises of both critics and audiences.

Deepika has two interesting films lined up next. She will be next seen in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Tamasha’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor followed by Sanjay Leela Bansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ opposite Ranveer Singh.

Wishing the beautiful actress all the very best!!

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New Bollywood Hindi Film Piku Review; A Film that every Liberated Bengali would Love to Watch


“Piku, Aai Piku”..A deep baritone voice comes from across the room and in runs Piku.. “Ki hoece baba?” asks Piku…And then what follows is an endearing scene of a father and a daughter sorting out issues every Bengali can relate with. Shoojit Sircar’s latest offering Piku is an endearing tale of a father-daughter relationship. The film had been in the news owed to the great casting and the storyline. Let’s check how the director fared along with the father-daughter duo in Piku.

Bhaskor Banerji is a widower whose main focus in life is to have a clean tummy every morning. The more difficulty he has in cleaning the bowels, the more difficult he becomes. Such is the difficulty posed by him that in the span of three months, Piku had to change three maids. Piku, his strong willed daughter despite the challenges her father poses goes on confidently doing her job as the architect. Rana Chaudhary, the cab service owner is caught between the father and the daughter duo in a road trip which gives the two of them a new perspective of life.

Director Shoojit Sircar deserves praise for not portraying a clichéd father-daughter relationship which we have all seen in different forms and levels of perfection. The father-daughter relationship in this film is something which no other Bollywood director has tried to show before and I say this simply because Piku and her father are not the typical “Adarshvadi” kinds whom we encounter in most Bollywood films. Piku’s father instead is a selfish man and he has no inhibitions in saying out loud that he does not want his daughter to get married so that he is not left alone. He is also quite happy and proud about the fact that his daughter is financially independent and is not a virgin by her own free will. And these are the very statements that make Piku’s father different from every other Bengali or for that matter ‘father’. Some of the scenes in the film are so endearing that many of us will be able to relate with it. The best scenes in the film are undoubtedly between Piku and her father.

The film which has many dialogues around the bowel related problems of Bhaskor Banerji never stinks. Unlike other films, where the bathroom jokes make you cringe in your seats, those in Piku come off as so very natural and humorous. Coupled with this is the good narrative style and great performances.

However, I wish Shoojit Sircar had spent more screen time on the struggles of Rana and his family. The director just gives a fleeting glimpse of all that makes Rana the man he is.

Kamaljeet Negi’s cinematography is perfect. He showcases Kolkata as the city is now. The fact that he did not over glorify the city actually makes the film so credible and relatable.

Music by Anupam Roy is perfect and blends well with the flow of the film. He strikes gold in his first Bollywood venture and gives a Bengali feel to the film.

Acting is the prized possession of the film. Amitabh Bachchan as Bhaskor Banerji is a pleasure to watch onscreen. As the Bengali widower he is pitch perfect (minus the diction in places). Many seated in the audiences who might have got a fleeting glimpse of the Big B shooting in Kolkata would be immensely pleased to see that very bicycle riding scene which all Kolkatans had relished when it had flooded the social media platforms. Big B as the cranky old man who is his in his second childhood may actually make many compare his performance with that in Paa. My only problem was that he looked too old for a Septuagenarian.

Deepika Padukone as Piku gives another mind blowing performance in the film. She looks extremely adorable when she mouths the Bengali dialogues. With that characteristic Bindi on her forehead she looked very much the suave and graceful Bengali girl in the film.

Irrfan Khan as the cab owner has minimal dialogues but the actor makes up for it with his body language. The actor is indeed a pleasure to watch on screen. Jisshu Sengupta, as Piku’s business partner is good with his bit and so is Moushumi Chatterjee as Piku’s Mashi. But I being an ardent follower of Bengali films was definitely left wanting for more of these two wonderful Bengali actors in this very Bangla and Bangali oriented film.

Piku must not be missed as Sircar, probably owed to his fetish for all kinds of body fluids (going back to Vicky Donor) has presented the film with complete honesty. The film does not preach. It simply showcases life as it is. Piku is not a movie but a slice of life on screen.

Sholoana Bangaliana Rating- 3.5/5

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Bollywood Hindi Film Piku’s Poster Shoot Video a Hilarious Sneak Peek into the Upcoming Film

PIKU – Poster shoot | Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Shoojit Sircar | 8th May (You Tube)

Have you ever heard of a funny and interesting film poster shoot? Well that is exactly the case with the poster shoot of Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming Bollywood film Piku. Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan, the three main lead actors of the film gave a new dimension to the poster shoot.


The three stars posed in quirky and crazy poses in front of the camera. They brought a new level of enthusiasm to the poster shoot. They also tried different props to make the poster shoot interesting. The impromptu poses that the three actors gave left everyone in splits at the shoot. Added to that, the perfect comic timing and the ready wit also kept the shooting a fun filled and a hearty affair.


‘Piku’ is the story of a crazy father-daughter relationship which is enacted by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone with Irrfan Khan. ‘Piku’ also marks coming together of Shoojit Sircar, Ronnie Lahiri and Juhi Chaturvedi, the team behind the successful Vicky Donor. Produced by MSM Motion Pictures (a division of Sony Entertainment Network), Saraswati Entertainment and Rising Sun Films, distributed worldwide by YRF, ‘Piku’ will release worldwide on May 8, 2015.

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A Glimpse of Deepika Padukone from the film ‘Piku’; Plays an Independent and Sensitive Woman of Today


Deepika Padukone has been experimenting with her looks and style in every film. We see her as an independent fashion designer in Cocktail, a Gujarati girl in Ramleela and now we see her in the role of an architect in the upcoming Bollywod film Piku. The actress will be seen adorning the look of an independent young woman who runs a small business of her own.


Piku is the tale of a father and a daughter. Deepika plays the role of Piku while Big B will be seen playing the role of her father. Piku, as was described by the director of the film Shoojit Sircar is confused about what will happen in her life. She also has an old father to look after. How she tackles her business and also looks after her aged father will be one setting which many seated in the audience will be able to relate to.


The poster of the film which has already been released is gathering positive responses from the audience due to the fresh and quirky look. Deepika also looks stunning in the posters revealed.

The film Piku is eyeing for a 8th May release.