Table No. 21, an ambitious venture of the Next Gen Productions and Eros International, produced by Vicky Rajani and Sunil Lulla. Directed by Aditya Datt it is one of the first releases of the year 2013.
Table no. 21 is a story revolving around a young married couple Vivaan Agasthi (Rajeev Khandelwal) and Siya Agasthi (Tena Desae) who are madly in love with each another. They are going through a financial low, are excited to win an all expense paid trip toFiji.
They have a romantic time there when they receive an invitation for an exclusive lunch to celebrate their wedding anniversary. There they meet Mr. Khan (Presh Rawal) who is the owner of the resort.
The three talk, have a few drinks and share their thoughts when Mr. Khan tells the lovely couple about an online game called Table No. 21 which could give them a chance at winning 21 Crores Rupees.
The two are stirred by the thought of so much money. Vivaan feels there is a catch in the tale as no one would give 21 crores for a game. Khan explains them that the game is about truth and nothing but the truth. There will be 8 questions in all about their lives which they will have to answer correctly and once they do so, they will have to perform a task based on the question.
Vivaan is still suspicious of the game but it is Siya who is thrilled at the thought of the money and the life that they could lead with that amount. She convinces Vivaan by saying how much a stranger could possibly know about them and talks him into agreeing to play the game.
They start off great, answering every question with ease and performing tasks but as the game progresses, they realize, as every question stirs their past, it wasn’t as simple as they thought it would be and the only way to survive is to go through with it and that it was more than just a game.
Will Vivaan and Siya survive the deadly game, will they answer honestly or will they lie? Is it a game or much more?
Table No. 21 is an engaging story line, keeps your attention intact with a new plot to offer to the viewers .
Paresh Rawal as always is brilliant. He is a fantastic actor and manages to deliver in each film and does the same in Table No. 21. He is great as the brooding mysterious Mr. Khan. He is one of the highlights of this film and has given a splendid performance.
Rajeev Khandelwaal plays the lead in this thriller. He does well in his role, a financially low yet an ambitious man, head over heels in love with his wife, willing to do anything for his love. His screen presence is good and surprises with his talent in some scenes .
Tena Desae plays the female lead-Siya, has done a good job and brings freshness to the screen.
Direction by Aditya Datt is good and fantastic in some specific scenes. Each character has been written well.Fijiand its essence have been captured beautifully by him and the action scenes too are well shot.
The album has 3 main songs and 2 remixes of which Man Mera stands out, a sweet romantic song reflecting the love between the couple.
All in all Table No.21 is a new fresh film with a massage to convey, a must watch. The year gets a head on start with Table No. 21 with good story telling and great plot.
Directed by Aditya Datt
Produced by Vicky Rajani
Sunil Lulla Distributed by Eros International