Teen Thay Bhai Hindi Movie Review
After Rang De Basanti and Delhi 6, Rakeysh Omprakash is trying his hands on producing a comedy - Teen Thay Bhai. Let's find out whether this one manages to please the masses or not.
Teen Thay Bhai is a film about three brothers, Chiksi Gill (Om Puri), who runs a business of undergarments, Happy Gill (Deepak Dobriyal), a quirky unskilled dentist and Fancy Gill (Shreyas Talpade), a struggling actor in Punjabi Films. All three of them hate each other and can't stand each other at all but are forced to spend one whole day each year in a dilapidated mansion size house somewhere in the Himalayas for three consecutive years in order to fulfill a clause and claim the property bequeathed by their grandfather. In an extremely predictable fashion how the three come together is what follows through a series of unhumorous, banal buffoonery that proceeds at an excruciatingly slow pace.
Directed by Mrigdeep Singh Lamba, Teen Thay Bhai doesn't even meet the slapstick standards as it fails to even conjure a chuckle or two. The filmmaker tries his hands at every type of comedy right from toilet jokes to black humour but all fail in making viewers laugh.
The film not only has a very wafer thin plot but also suffers with bad screenplay. It oscillates between monotony and boredom throughout. Though the film does have some endearing moments especially the flashback of Happy Gill where he falls in love with a Punjabi kudi Gurleen Kaur (Ragini Khanna), it gets overshadowed by the tediously long and irritatingly loud act of the others. There's excessive melodrama throughout the flashback portion of the film specially the drama by Yograj Singh who plays the grandfather.
The first half still remains tolerable as the film takes a meaningless tangential turn in the second half in a bid to increase the comedy quotient but ends up only frustrating the viewer further. What the audience takes away at the end of the film is the traumatic experience of viewing extremely close and unpleasant shots of Om Puri's face; the excessively loud dialogues mouthed by him, the long hammy monologues of Deepak and Shreyas and last but not the least a bad story.
Music by Sukhwinder Singh and Ranjit Barot is average at best. There is no innovation in the cinematography. The otherwise talented cast Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade and Deepak Dobriyal ham throughout the film courtesy bad screenplay and script.
Over all, Teen Thay Bhai is a third-degree torture on your grey cells - Best Avoided.