The year 2013 starts with Aditya Datt's latest movie Table No 21, that features Paresh Rawal, Tena Desae and Rajeev Khandelwal in the leads. Table No 21 is not a big budget movie, but it has created some buzz for two crucial reasons: 1) Its promising subject and 2) It has been widely publicised as the first release of the 100th year of Indian cinema.
Table No 21 is an action thriller, that revolves around the life of a middle-class couple Vivaan (Rajeev Khandelwal) and Siya Agasthi (Tena Desae). The couple win a chance to make a trip to the beautiful islands of Fiji. They get to stay in one of the finest resorts in Fiji, free of cost. Everything seemed really great, until the couple met the charming Mr Khan (Paresh Rawal). This is when Mr Khan ask them to play the 'tell all truth' game that he hosts. The best part about this game was that the winner would get a staggering Rs 21 crores. The couple takes up the challenge. The game kick starts with the couple performing impressively well. As the game proceeds, the questions and tasks become more intense, demanding and surprisingly personal, relating to significant parts of their lives. What happens next? Will Vivaan and Siya be able to win the game?
Paresh Rawal stuns us with a completely new avatar in the movie. He does a brilliant job as the charming Mr Khan in Table No 21. After his critically acclaimed performance in the film Aamir, Rajeev Khandelwal is back in another different role in Table No 21. Rajeev does a commendable job in the movie. On the other hand, Tena Desae too is quite impressive.
If you aren't looking out for some masala entertainment and prefer some serious suspense, Table No 21 should be your first choice. The movie impresses us with an unusual and interesting concept. On the whole, the movie is a little slow-paced, yet has lots to say.