Table No. 21 (Movie Review)
Rating - * * *
Cast - Paresh Rawal, Rajeev Khandelwal, Tena Desae.
Director – Aditya Datt
Producer - Vicky Rajani, Sunil Lulla
What it is - Whichever Seat No. you are sitting on, Table No. 21 promises that you will not have a loo break except in an interval. Its a Rajiv Khandelwal's "Sach Ka Samna" . . . this time it's on big screen. The film has good story line but when it comes to the climax, you certainly thinks it could have been better than what is presented to you.
Story - Middle-class couple Vivaan (Rajeev Khandelwal) and Siya (Tena Desae) have been gifted a surprising free trip to the extremely beautiful & exotic Fiji Islands. But on this free trip they had to pay for their life when Mr. Khan (Paresh Rawal), host of the trip; takes them to a live game show on internet against price money of Rs. 21 crore. Khan asks him 8 questions with one task. Both enjoys the game till 3 question but after that the questions and the task given along with makes a life trouble for them.
On the last question Vivaav & Siya discovers why they were trapped into this game. They discover that whatever happened with them was a part of a revenge for the shameful raging they did in their college life.
Music - The music is not at all great, no track from the film is one to be remembered.
Star Performances - Rajiv Khandelwal has again delivered his best but somehow his performance reminds you his character in his debut film 'Aamir'. Tena Desae as newbie did a fair job but still she has lot of scope for improvement. Paresh Rawal's performance was undoubtedly awesome.
Final Verdict - with a good story line the film could have been a must watch but little loose screenplay makes it only a One-Time watch film. Film is somehow succeeded on maintaining the suspense till the climax but if Director Aditya Dutt could have make the every task more interesting, it would have been a great watch suspense film. The film does look inspired from Hollywood flicks but the output is not a spoiler at all.
Watch it or not - Watch the film for some nail-biting suspense, it won't disappoint you. And though you are not a suspense lover, you can still watch the film as it also gives the social message. If you are not a suspense lover, you can give it miss.