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Tenet release LIVE UPDATES: Christopher Nolan film opens to mixed reviews

Here's what celebrities, critics and fans are saying about Christopher Nolan's Tenet, starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh among others.

Written by Kriti Sonali | Bengaluru | Updated: December 4, 2020 3:11:56 pm
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Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has finally hit Indian theatres. Even though the film released months ago in the international market, it is making its way to Indian cinemas now as theatres here were shut down due to the pandemic. Many theatres in the country have now reopened, keeping the new safety norms in mind.

Tenet stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh among others. The film’s trailer did not reveal much about the plot, but from what we have seen so far, the film appears to be a mind-bending action-thriller that manipulates the concept of time.

John David Washington plays a character named the Protagonist who has been given the task to save the world from World War III. Talking about working with Nolan, Washington said, “He exceeded my expectations. I can’t speak for everybody else, but in my experience, Chris is an actor’s director. He fully embraced and championed my performance and spontaneity, and my contributions, using my instincts and what I felt like I could bring to the table.”

Tenet is actor Dimple Kapadia’s first collaboration with Christopher Nolan. In the film, Kapadia plays Priya, an Indian arms dealer. A part of the movie was filmed in India as well.

In a conversation with PTI, Kapadia said, “I think doing Tenet has really changed my life. I was always a reluctant actor, I kept putting things off and not doing them. But Tenet has really changed that for me. I’m raring to go now. I want to do a lot of work now, good work.”

The actor added that she wants people to see Tenet in theatres. “My only desire for the film is that people should actually enjoy it in theatres. I know these are trying times, but this film is made for the big screen. It is absolutely fantastic and unbelievable. You have to see it to believe it. At the same time, people should take complete care,” Dimple Kapadia said.

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15:09 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Tenet review: Our verdict

The Indian Express' film critic Shalini Langer gave Tenet two stars out of five. She wrote in her review, "Christopher Nolan film is so underwhelming and confusing. The most impressive Tenet gets is people simultaneously walking in opposite directions, and cars seemingly in reverse in our timelines, which makes for one helluva ride but not even a great car chase on screen." READ THE FULL TENET REVIEW HERE

15:08 (IST)04 Dec 2020
'The most mind-boggling movie, I've ever watched'

@KiranD5_ wrote on Twitter, "Finally I watched Tenet, I'm wondering how they edited this movie? All I can say this is the most mind-boggling movie, I've ever watched. Well, I'm planning to watch again in theatre. #TenetMovie #TENET #ChristopherNolan."

15:04 (IST)04 Dec 2020
'Tenet-A visual spectacle'

@BenilKrish shared on Twitter, "'How could the future people wanna kill us? Because their oceans rose and their rivers ran dry. They have no choice but to turn back..We're responsible' #ChristopherNolan - A Man beyond our times. #Tenet-A visual spectacle @warnerbros @TENETFilm."

14:40 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Fan praises Dimple Kapadia

@alienwhoaligned tweeted, "#DimpleKapadia work in Tenet is very commendable."

14:16 (IST)04 Dec 2020
'A Visual Storytelling Masterpiece Film'

@RahulJain8901 tweeted, "#Tenet Is A Visual Storytelling Masterpiece Film. #ChristopherNolan You Are A God Of Original Concept Films. The Dialogues,Story, Characters, Themes Everything Is Amazing. The Music By @ludwiggoransson Is Off The Roof. Every Actor Has Done A Fabulous Job. @warnerbrosindia."

13:54 (IST)04 Dec 2020
'So looking forward to watching Tenet today'

Actor Sushanth A tweeted, "So looking forward to watching #Tenet Today in the theatre after so long! 😀😷 Pls wear a mask and be safe :)."

13:33 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Christopher Nolan shared experience of filming Tenet in Mumbai

Tenet director Christopher Nolan, who previously shot a small sequence of his 2012 movie The Dark Knight Rises in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, said he chose Mumbai for Tenet as it was one of the "most extraordinary looking cities in the world." READ MORE

13:16 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Tenet: Christopher Nolan promises another mind-boggling experience

Christopher Nolan's Tenet is made on a reported budget of 225 million dollars. The film stars John David Washington, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia and Michael Caine. SEE PHOTOS FROM THE FILM

12:33 (IST)04 Dec 2020
'Welcome to theatres'

Director Sekhar Kammula tweeted, "Finally ...We are back ...Welcome to theatres ...Happy and safe viewing ...."

12:11 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Every Christopher Nolan film ranked

Are you a fan of Christopher Nolan films? Before you watch Tenet, here is a ranking of all Nolan movies. READ MORE

11:47 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Elizabeth Debicki on Tenet

Hollywood star Elizabeth Debicki feels fortunate to portray an authentic woman in Christopher Nolan's mind-bending thriller Tenet. Elizabeth was both nervous and excited when she decided to take a plunge into the cinematic world of Christopher Nolan, who is a god-like figure for many cinephiles across the world. READ MORE

11:28 (IST)04 Dec 2020
'Here’s wishing loads of success to Christopher Nolan's Tenet'

Raj Bansal wrote on Twitter, "Here’s wishing loads of success to #ChristopherNolan's #Tenet releasing today. I will miss watching this on big screen here in #Jaipur cause of cinemas not allowed to open yet since March."

11:04 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Maruthi shares photos from the theatre

Director Maruthi shared his excitement as he visited a theatre to watch Tenet.

10:42 (IST)04 Dec 2020
'Will be visiting a theatre today after 265 days'

Agnivo Niyogi took to Twitter to post, "#Tenet has released in India today. Will be visiting a theatre today after 265 days to watch a movie! Unbelievable!"

10:26 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Dimple Kapadia on Tenet

Working on director Christopher Nolan's Tenet was a life changing experience and felt like a beautiful dream, says veteran actor Dimple Kapadia about her highly-anticipated role in the Hollywood espionage thriller. Dimple Kapadia admits that she was under a lot of "pressure" before the shoot.

Dimple, who has an Oracle-like presence as arms dealer Priya Singh in Tenet, said Christopher Nolan made things easy for actors. READ MORE

09:52 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Watch Tenet's trailer
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Planning to watch Tenet? Watch the trailer before you see the Christopher Nolan film.

09:36 (IST)04 Dec 2020
John David Washington on Tenet director Christopher Nolan

Tenet star John David Washington is all praise for Christopher Nolan as he believes his collaboration with the ace filmmaker has helped him improve his own craft. The actor said Christopher Nolan is like a "hero" to him and when the opportunity to work with the director came up, he didn't hesitate to say yes to it. READ MORE

09:12 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Everything you need to know about Tenet

Christopher Nolan's Tenet has finally hit Indian theatres. The film already released in several important markets around the world including North America and China earlier this year to disappointing box office returns.

Here is all we know about the big-budget action-thriller, which is Nolan's first film since 2017's Dunkirk. READ MORE

09:00 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Christopher Nolan's special message for Indian fans
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In a video message released on Thursday, Christopher Nolan expressed his joy that fans in India would finally see Tenet in theatres. He also spoke about shooting the film in India and working with veteran Bollywood actor Dimple Kapadia.

08:49 (IST)04 Dec 2020
Tenet character guide

Christopher Nolan's latest film Tenet has finally hit Indian screens. The multi-starrer revolves around a secretive outfit that tasks John David Washington's character, fittingly called Protagonist, to save the world from World War III.

Here is a brief guide to every major character in Tenet. READ MORE

In Mumbai, Tenet was shot in areas like Breach Candy Hospital, Cafe Mondegar, Colaba Causeway, Colaba Market, Gateway of India, Grant Road, Royal Bombay Yacht Club, and the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Talking about shooting Tenet in Mumbai, Christopher Nolan said in a statement, "We shot in Mumbai, which is just one of the most extraordinary-looking cities in the world in terms of its architecture, the amazing people and the abundance of life on the streets there. It’s a really remarkable place with this extraordinary history, so, to be able to take the audience there, it seemed a very exciting setting."