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What do you get when you see the worlds greatest actors come together in a film ?

A BLOCKBUSTER !

Set in India and England, and staring two of the greatest living legends of our times – czar of the Indian film industry Amitabh Bacchan, 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.

Why are we talking films instead of food this post … Cuz besides the fact it is one of the most fascinating new films to emerge from Asia – and nothing short of a mainstream Hollywood flick, my best friend in this whole wide would is makin it 😀 I am a movie buff, as most of us are, and I wouldn’t just be talking about a film unless it was really  worth its salt. This one here has already got the entire nation talking and waiting in anticipation for the release … which by the way is not far away – 26th February 2010.

The plot of this film revolves around two great mathematicians, Venkat (Amitabh Bacchan) and Perci (Ben Kingsley), who met at a high rolling casino in London. Venkat tells Perci about n equation that could not change the dialogue on mathematics forever, but one that has already left an indelible impression of 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. However, as with all the exceptional knowledge, his equation has its upside – as well as its dark underbelly. Aware that he is on the precipice of an extraordinary discovery, one that could find applications across various sciences, Venkat is encouraged to test his theory in the real world by professor Shantanu, an ambitious colleague of Venkat. Although Venkat has no interest in the money that could come from practicing his equation to crack Teen Patti (game card- better known as Flush) he eventually succumbs to Shantanu’s charismatic persuasion. Soon, with the help of a few students, each complicated and a singular fate of their own, they explore the addas ( underground gambling dens) of wild Mumbai. But what starts out as an experiment between a charismatic young professor and an older eccentric older one soon descends into a game neither of them can control. When their lives sink into maddening chaos, the greed and desperation that had fueled them on can no longer save them. Perci understands that Venkat’s theory in essence, questions the idea of what is random – and what is fated. All in all this movie is a must watch and will be coming soon to theaters near you, hoping to reach ever part of the world.

Now one of the characters in this film loves gelato while role paying as Indraneel Il Bello (in Itallian Indraneel the beautiful). He owns gelaterias and talks of it with extreme passion and seduces the woman he lusts with gelato. He says,” Its gelato not ice cream” and I couldn’t agree more ! Gelato is not ice cream ! Gelato as compared to Ice creams has less fat, more air, is churned at a lower speed and for a longer time, making it lighter, creamier, softer which also makes it melt real fast !

And the game – that’s easy. Just guess which character from the all the pictures above is the one who loves Gelato. Tell me the picture number or alternately, in the movie poster no 2, tell me which character you think it is starting from right. The winner will get a beautiful gift from the makers of Teen Patti.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 egg yolk

Put 1 1?4 cups of the milk, cream, and vanilla bean into a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until bubbles appear around the edge of the saucepan and mixture is about to boil. Meanwhile, put remaining 1 cup milk, sugar, and cornstarch into a small bowl and stir until well combined. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in cornstarch mixture. Return saucepan to heat and cook, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens slightly, 8–10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat. Put egg yolk into a medium bowl and whisk until slightly thickened. Pour 1 cup of the hot milk mixture into the yolk, whisking constantly, then gradually add mixture back into the hot milk mixture in the saucepan, stirring with a wooden spoon. Set aside to let cool, stirring often, then cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight. Remove and discard vanilla bean. As for the churning, it depends on how hot or cold the temperature of your city is. Its 35C here, and so i churned it for the first time for 25 mins and returned it to the freezer for 30 mins and then churned it again for another 15, bringing it to the perfect consistency. I’d reckon for cooler places 20 mins or so should be ok. So don’t forget to send in your answers, I’ll be playing Teen Patti games and there will be loads of prizes to be won in every post till the movie releases and look out for Teen Patti facebook games and applications as well or join in the Teen Patti – Movie group to stay updated with the latest news. Ciao … XOXO

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Comment :

An interesting film!

That gelato looks irresistible!

Cheers,

Rosa

i’ve read about this and am so gearing up to see it – the worse part is that i won’t be able to catch it until it actually on DVD as we do not have hindi films at the cinemas here. Although I am going to be in dubai – I will be back by the 13th so will be missing it!!! ARGGHH!

Kajal

Rosa, thanks 🙂

Meeta, I really hope you get to see the film. Doesn’t Germany have enough Indians to show the movies in theaters or maybe private screenings ? They do it here in Africa .

Whoa looks like a great film Kate! I m dying to watch it 🙂
The guy in the film who loves galetos is the second fron right in the second pic. Well thats what i think 🙂
Vanilla bean galeto looks luscious , rich and creamy! Is it possible to make galeto eggfree?

Plot of the movie sounds awesome….gelato looks extremely yummy….I guess the one in the last pic….

Kajal

Parita :)) Keep guessing … :))

Lubna … lets see … wish you luck 🙂

The whole world is talking about this one 🙂 Can’t wait to see it!!!

Wish i knew but i am guessing Amitab likes it.
I so wish we got Indian movies here , mostly hubby brings few when he goes to london.

Ah, yes! Indian movie recommendations…you know I love ’em 🙂

I would say the guy directly to the right of Amitabh Bachchan!

Kajal

Marija … yeah its the hottest thing goin on 🙂

Happy cook … 🙂

Sara … 🙂 I bet you’re gonna love this flick

Ann

Wow, what an innovative post, gelato, movies and a giveaway!
While I’m drooling more at the gelato, my guess is the 2nd guy from the right in the second poster. he looks suave enough to be a gelato cassanova!!

Ben Kingsley is one of my favorite actor, ever! He was so amazing in Ghandi, wasn’t he?
So i take 2 movie tickets, 2 vanilla ice cream cones and you’re coming with me, right? 🙂
The photo of the ice cream cone is fantastic btw!

Janhvi Patel

I think it is Vaibhav Talwar who plays Abbas Sheikh, the ameerzaada..he seems like a smoothe-talker..in the movie poster, the second guy from right

I agree, gelato is not ice cream. The movie sounds interesting, I will look out for it, not that I go to the cinema much really, in fact I tend to catch up with movies only on long flights ( I can’t sleep on a plane!), and for each long flight half of the movies I watch are always Asian!

irene

My guess is Madhavan, 3rd from left in the poster, with a stick in his mouth. Thanks for the movie tip & love gelato

Lili

Looks so delicious! I guess the man in the 11th photo (the one of the man and woman). Thanks for the post!

I am so thrilled to be hearing firsthand about this movie! I can’t wait to tell my son about it (he’s a math and poker guy). Fortunately, we have a large Indian community here in Dallas so I anticipate being able to go see it asap!
Great photo of the ice cream!

The character who loves gelato is the #5 from the right!

dripping ice-cream…opps.. Gelato! Great shot!

Hi- Great sight as always!! All hale Gelato!!
On the movie poster it is the fith guy from the right-next to the guy with glasses-on his right-right?
Thanks for the chance.
David M./ Executive Gelato-ologist for O-Gelato in Santa Fe, NM

That vanilla bean gelato is sensational…and your Teen Patti contest has me in splits. Love the hype Indian films create for us. I’ll go for the guy in pic 12 … a wild guess, but as far as I know, they should all love gelato!!
Congrats on your little baby, and it’s lovely to have you back!

Wow, this movie, while not being promoted that much, has certainly raised a few eyes. Kudos to your fried, we ARE awaiting it.

I would guess the guy 4th from right, he’s good looking enough to pass off as Italian.

That looks like a very interesting film and great cast too! O and the gelato lover has just got to be the guy in front of the movieposter, so the face most to the front.. 🙂

I’d like to see this movie!!!

Btw, the vanilla gelato u made looks so scrumptious! I’m very fond of vanilla.

MsMc

Second guy from the right in the main poster with all the characters?

My heart be still… I grew up on Amitabh Bacchan movies. I wonder if it will come here to Barbados… I seriously doubt it. Love Ben Kingsley too, he is a master.

Shankar Bhattacharya

Like d movie teen patti d gelato is also very very yummy…..like big b’s performance it’s rilli rilli hot!!!!

Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…

The whole world is talking about this one ? Can’t wait to see it!!!

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