A remarkable actor who started his career with Lorie (1984), Paresh Rawal probably has performed a wide variety of roles exploring negative shades in films like Table No.21 (2013) which you will love to hate, comic-acts that will tickle your funny bone in films like Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Chachi 420 (1997), Hera Pheri (2000) , Aankhen (2002), Hungama (2003) or even character roles like Nayak (2001) and Ketan Mehta‘s Sardar which will make you stand-up and applaud.
As the actor turns 65 today, Pop Diaries recommends Table No. 21, a taut thriller with superb climax that will make you feel pity but also makes it an endearing watch.
Table No.21 tells the story of a A couple whose 5th wedding anniversary vacation goes horribly wrong when they decide to play a game called Table No.21 with a restaurant owner who promises to pay them 21 crores if they manage to win the game. However, as they play the game, mystery unfolds and reveals the ultimate truth which will impact their lives.
Director Aditya Datt (Ashiq Banaya Apne) completely surprises you especially if you are not expecting much from this movie. The story of playing a live-game has been witnessed before in movie LUCK but this was well-directed, well written and well-acted as well. The movie starts off with usual romantic stuff but gets to the point directly and keeps you engrossed till the actual drama unfolds. But main twist is in the end which is the highlight of the film and you will know who is the main culprit here. Credit goes to the director for handling the thriller quite well. Acknowledgement for screenplay as well.
Dialogues are good. Story is awesome. Songs are just about OK. Background score is nice. Cinematography is good. Performances by Rajeev Khandelwal and Paresh Rawal are brilliant. Both of them enact their part with conviction.
Paresh Rawal surprises you with his versatile act. Initially, you will hate him for the heinous crime he inflicts on the couple but later you will empathize with his character and that is where he will win over your heart.
We highly recommend Table No.21 which is edgy , engrossing , well-directed coupled with superb performances and lovely twist at the end.