Table No. 21

TableNo21This week’s release Table No. 21 is a mediocre film that tries too hard to emulate cheap Hollywood thrills.

Director: Aditya Datt
Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Tena Desae and Paresh Rawal

The Story:
An unassuming couple gets entangled in a game of death lured by the Rs 21 crore prize. Vivaan (Rajeev Khandelwal) and Siya Agasthi (Tena Desae), like any other ordinary couple, that are working their way to make ends meet can’t believe their luck when they win a chance to make a trip to the beautiful islands of Fiji. Not only is this holiday fully paid for, with their stay at one of the finest hotels, but they also get invited to dine at Suva, Fiji’s finest resorts on occasion of their wedding anniversary.

Fate however, has a different plan for them, when at the resort; they encounter the charming Mr. Khan (Paresh Rawal). Their luck gets only better when Mr. Khan offers to give the couple a staggering 21 crores, provided they play and win the ‘tell all truth’ game that he hosts. 8 questions, truthful answers and completion of tasks – the rules of the game seem pretty straightforward. Realizing how an amount so large could potentially change their lives forever, Vivaan and Siya decide to take up the challenge.

The game kick starts with the couple performing impressively well, managing to both speak the truth as well as complete the tasks thrown at them. As the game proceeds, the questions and tasks become more intense, demanding and surprisingly personal, relating to significant parts of their lives.

Vivaan and Siya are stuck in a rut, as one important rule that they’re reminded of is that they aren’t allowed to quit midway. By the time they realize that their survival depends on the game, it’s too late to do anything about it.

Will Vivaan and Siya be able to figure out who Mr. Khan really is and beat him at his own game?

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