” WITH MONEY COMES THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER AND A TWIST IN RELATIONSHIPS “
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.
- 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