Set in India and England, starring two acting legends of our times — czar of the Indian film industry, Amitabh Bachchan and Academy Award Winner Sir Ben Kingsley — Teen Patti is an emotionally riveting and razor sharp thriller about greed, deception and giant feats of imagination.
Sir Ben Kingsley, essays Perci Trachtenberg, regarded as the world’s greatest living mathematician. Perci meets Venkat, played by Amitabh Bachchan, a reclusive math genius from India, at a casino in London. Venkat tells Perci about an equation that could not only change the dialogue on mathematics forever but one that has imprinted guilt — for many painful reasons — on Venkat’s life.
As it turns out, the reclusive genius Venkat has cracked a theory that could redefine the principles of probability and randomness. One of Venkat’s fellow professors, Shantanu – essayed by South Indian super star R Madhavan — encourages him to test the theory out in the real world. Madhavan believes Venkat’s equation could crack the card game, Teen Patti, which could rake in all the moolah. Along with a few students, each with a complex fate, they explore the addas (underground gambling dens) of Bombay. A series of edge-of-your-seat escapades keep the film moving faster than a bullet.