Movie Review: Table No 21 is a thrilling roller coaster ride
Friday, January 04, 2013 13:12 IST
By: Faisal Saif, Santa Banta News Network
Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Tena Desae, Paresh Rawal

Directed by: Aditya Datt

Ratings: * * *

Table No 21 is this year's first release. According to the director Aditya Datt, This film is a 'Crazy Thriller'. There were speculations in the Press and Media about Table No 21 to be a rip-off of 'Saw', 'The Hunger Game' and 'Phone booth' and the film does have very few inspirations from the mentioned films, But as a plot this film is very different.

The film is about a middle-class couple Vivaan (Rajeev Khandelwal) and Siya (Tena Desae) who wins a free trip to the exotic Fiji Islands. Soon their affair turns into a reality show for 8 million viewers on the internet. The couple is invited by Mr.Khan (Paresh Rawal) to Table No. 21, A live game show where 8 questions are asked, followed by a daunting task.

There's a Rapid Fire round too. And the prize money is Indian Rupees 21 Crores. But, A Hitch.. If you speak one 'Lie', You Die.

Soon arrives the moment where the couple is torn between a web of Lies, Truth and shocking reality which leads to a climax where you feel very Sad about what actually happened.

I promise, I will not give you away much but In the end, You'll definitely solve the mystery of the film's title for sure.

Rajeev Khandelwal this time sits on the 'Hot Seat' of Sach Ka Samna in Table No 21. He performs his part with lot of energy but his role very much reminds of his earlier (Debut) film 'Aamir'. Tena Desae is charming in the film. The actress knows her performance timing and screen space in between two seasoned actors.

Paresh Rawal is the actor who takes the cake in the film with his Class-A-Part acting and new Look. In fact, You start to feel in some parts about the film being in-complete without Paresh Rawal as he carries the whole film on his shoulders.

Aditya Datt has done a good job of entertaining on the edge of seat with a Nail-Biting script and splashing-in some hard reality bytes. The film is little slow in the First Half, That's because (Maybe) the writer wanted you to understand the character's and the Game.

But as soon as the second half concludes, The film goes into a total different aura of 'Bumpy-Rides' altogether.

Prepare yourself for an Edge-Of-Seat roller coaster ride of this 'Scary' and 'Thrilling' Kaun Banega Crorepati.
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