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Teen Patti (2010)
Leena Yadav (Director)

This Bollywood film features Ben Kingsley as a math professor whose theory of probability allows him (and a team of student helpers) to win huge sums of money gambling. The plot sounds suspiciously similar to that of the film 21, aside from the facts that the game is the popular Indian card game Teen Patti rather than blackjack and that the film ends with the mathematician being honored as a genius (winning the "Isaac Newton Prize").

Contributed by Vijay Fafat

I was going to write to you about the new Bollywood movie, "Teen Patti" and saw that it has been listed on the site. It is a substantial copy of the movie, "The Last Casino" (which is also listed) except for the changed ending and adaptation to Indian setting. It features the remarkable juxtaposition of Sir Ben Kingsley - he of "Gandhi" fame - and Amitabh Bachchan, undoubtedly the most popular actor to grace Indian cinema (a side note: Amitabh was voted "Star of the Millennium", ahead of Sir Lawrence Olivier. There are certain advantages to having a billion+ Indians around).

Contributed by Rajesh

It is a very nice game. please tell me that how its work.

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Works Similar to Teen Patti
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. 21 by Robert Luketic (Director)
  2. Qui perd gagne! by Laurent Bénégui (Director)
  3. Drop by Lisa Papademitriou
  4. The Last Casino by Pierre Gill (director) / Steven Westren (screenplay)
  5. Improbable by Adam Fawer
  6. Seven Wonders by Ben Mezrich
  7. Hickory Dickory Shock! The Tale of Techies by Sundip Gorai
  8. The Mystic Cipher by Dennis Mangrum
  9. God Doesn't Shoot Craps by Richard Armstrong
  10. Decoded by Mai Jia
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Mathematical Content:
1/5 (2 votes)
Literary Quality:
3.5/5 (2 votes)

MotifAcademia, Math Education,

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