Director: Aditya Datt
Starring: Paresh Rawal, Rajeev Khandelwal, Tena Desae
Table No. 21 Review: People commit not mistakes but blunders, not errors but sins, behave in not insensitive but sadistic ways. But! How many of them ever realize their errors ? Very few. Very very few indeed. Table No. 21 deals with this issue very intelligently.
A young couple experiencing hard times wins a weeklong stay in picturesque Fiji. On their last night there, they’re invited to dinner at a fancy resort. They are seated at Table No. 21, and welcomed with chilled Dom Perignon by the owner. He tells them that apart from the ultra-swanky resort, he runs a web-based game show that boasts eight million computer geek fans. The game sounds easy enough: answer eight questions with just “Yes” or “No”, carry out eight tasks linked to the questions, and walk away with 10 million Fijian dollars, which equals Indian rupees 21 crores. Ah, yes, that No. 21 again! One simple rule not to be forgotten: If you lie, you die. Would they be interested in being that night’s contestants? The broke couple cannot believe their good fortune. Within a couple of questions and tasks, it becomes clear that their mysterious host knows a lot about them. Each “Yes” or “No” answer becomes tougher as he forces them into truly sinister terrain. Suddenly the idyllic Fiji landscape takes on threatening hues.
Performance-Wise: The Always Amazing Paresh Rawal is faultless. He plays a twisted man with calculation & cruelty. Rajeev Khandelwal has emerged into a terrific actor. He emerges a big winner with his stupendous performance in here. Tena Desae looks stunning & delivers convincingly.
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