Teen Thay Bhai

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Teen Thay Bhai
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Theatrical Release Poster
Directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba
Produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
PVR Pictures
PS Bharathi
Rajiv Tandon
Written by Gautam Mehra, Mehul Suri
Starring Om Puri
Shreyas Talpade
Deepak Dobriyal
Ragini Khanna
Narrated by Pawan Malhotra
Music by Daler Mehndi
Rajat Dholakia
Sukhwinder Singh
Ranjit Barot
Cinematography Ashok Mehta
Edited by Arindam Ghatak
Distributed by PVR Pictures
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Pictures
Release date
  • 15 April 2011 (2011-04-15)
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget 8 crore

Teen Thay Bhai is a 2011 Hindi comedy film directed by Mrighdeep Lamba, produced by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Productions and PVR Pictures. The film stars Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade, Deepak Dobriyal, Ragini Khanna and Yograj Singh.


Teen Thay Bhai is the story of 3 brothers separated for many years and reunited by their grandfather's will.[1] The movie is a remake of The Darjeeling Limited.

The story starts with an introduction of three brothers. The eldest Chixie Gill (Om Puri), is a small-time shop owner with 3 obese daughters whom no one wants to marry and a nagging wife (whom he would like to send back to her parents house). He dreamed of opening a big cloth store in his younger days but their grandfather was not ready to sell their village land for the money needed. The middle brother, Happy Gill (Deepak Dobriyal) is a dentist who has only one diagnosis for any tooth ailment, shifting pain. As a result, he has no patients but a long line of creditors (whose teeth he has removed more than once). He wants to get rid of all his debts and open a big dry-cleaning shop. He was in love with Gurleen Kaur (Ragini Khanna) in his younger days when they got separated. The youngest, Fancy Gill (Shreyas Talpade) is an aspiring actor who wants to go Hollywood, but only gets roles in Punjabi cinema, where his habit of putting in disco and English dialogues leads to him being thrown out quite often.

On the death of their grandfather, by the requirement of his will, they need get together for 3 years on the day of his death anniversary before midnight at the cabin. If not, the property around the cabin (worth crores of rupees) will be forfeited. Also every year one of them has to take care of their grandfather's ashes starting from the eldest and pass it on to the next younger on that day. For the much needed money, they somehow manage to make it through two years, but the last year holds a lot for them. Snowstorms, trespassers, foreign babes with drugs,etc. bring them close to each other and make up their differences.

The climax brings in a twist that wraps up the story nicely.




According to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, "Omji, Deepak and Shreyas suited the roles perfectly. Given the age difference, the eldest brother is a fatherly figure. And their chemistry, or the lack of it, becomes pivotal for the story to be told."[2]


The film was shot at Gulmarg, Baramula district, Kashmir in 44 days.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

The movie received negative reviews. Anupama Chopra of NDTV wrote in its review - "Debutant director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba strains hard to make you laugh – Teen Thay Bhai includes everything from fart jokes to a purposefully loud Ram Leela – but I barely smiled" and gave it 1.5 stars out of five.[4]


The music is composed by Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehndi, Rajat Dholakia, and Ranjit Barot. Lyrics are penned by Gulzar. The music is primarily bhangra style highly influenced by western music.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Aar Dariya" Sukhwinder Singh Sukhwinder Singh  
2. "Chakkar Chakkar" Sukhwinder Singh Sukhwinder Singh  
3. "Main Chalna Bhool Gaya" Ranjit Barot, Sukhwinder Singh Mohit Chauhan  
4. "Pigeon Kabootar" Daler Mehndi, Rajat Dholakia Daler Mehndi  
5. "Bhai Ke Chakkar" (Fultu Mix) Sukhwinder Singh, Ranjit Barot Hard Kaur, Sukhwinder Singh  
6. "Pigeon Kabootar" (Full On Mix) Daler Mehndi, Ranjit Barot Daler Mehndi, Hard Kaur  
7. "Teen Thay Bhai" (Full Mood Mein) Daler Mehndi, Rajat Dholakia Daler Mehndi  


  1. ^ Indian Express (24 February 2011). "The MOUNTAIN Story". The Indian Express. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Hindustan Times (7 February 2011). "‘Production is like mothering a movie’". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 7 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Times of India (6 February 2011). "Shooting in Kashmir was peaceful: Rakeysh". Times of India. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Chopra, Anupama. "Review: Teen Thay Bhai". NDTV. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 

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