Like all other Tapan Sinha- film, “Teen Murti” has also a hidden message which is unique. The message is : There’s no age for retirement.
Though the recently released film ensures the directorial credit to Raja Sen, this film was basically conceiver written and scripted as a telefilm by Tapan Sinha. He had also composed the music and even recorded a song. But the telefilm was not made as Mr Sinha fell ill and ultimately died. And then his one time assistant Raja Sen decided to complete the film. As Sinha wrote the screenplay for television, Raja has to change it slightly suitable for the bigger screen. Manoj Mitra took this responsibility.
The film is basically of the comedy genre. The principle characters are three old retired persons Nabin (Ranjit Mallick), Naren ( Dipankar Dey) and Nagen (Manoj Mitra). Nabin and Naren’s wife died earlier but Nagen’s wife (Sabitri Chatterjee) is still alive. They were friends and they meet again after a longtime .
Nabin has a tenant in the ground floor where Debalina (Paoli Dam) lives with her mother (Papiya Sen) Debalina loves a boy of the University (Joy Mukherjee) who used to run a tea stall not getting a chance of higher studies or any job. But the boy could not run the tea shop because frequent intervention of a local goon (Subhasish Mukherjee).
The three oldies used to meet everyday during their morning and evening walk near the lake. One day they decided that they should start a new life after their retirement and they opted for a business venture. The business was to supply tea and other snacks to the morning and evening walkers. They rebuild the same old tea shop run by Joy in a dhaba-manner and start their new life where Nabin , ex-lecturer, takes the responsibility of kitchen; Naren, the ex-corporate man takes the responsibility of handing the cash and Nagen, the ex-station master in charge of catering the orders of the customers.
All of them did not say a single word to the closest one of their individual family and that creates the problem in Nagen’s life. His wife, instigated by her maid (Kanchana Moitra), starts believing that Nagen might be having a relationship with other women, as he is away from home for a longer time in each evening. But all is well at the end like all other Sinha-Comedy.
The treatment of Sen is almost like that of Sinha. And for that, it becomes difficult sometime to identify whose film it is actually.
The characters of the maid (who moves in a by-cycle with a mobile – radio in her ears), the goon, the walkers, daughter-in –law (Chaitali Chakraborty) of Naren- are all typically of Sinha-class. And even the “Shyama Sangeet” by the tea shop owners to entertain the customers also bears typically Tapan Sinha’s signature. And there lies the credit of Raja Sen who pays a homage to the master through this film.