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Table No. 21 Rating: 2.59/5

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Ratings:2/5 Table No 21 Review By: Rajeev Masand  Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)

Table No 21 squanders its potential. The film’s ending is bold, but little else is consistent or gripping. It’s also unforgivably lazy and amateurish in its approach to characterization and narrative. We’re introduced to likeable protagonists at the start of the film, we’re meant to care for them as they struggle in difficult circumstances, then abruptly and without any warning they’re stripped off their likeability so the film can deliver its shocking climax.I’m going with two out of five for director Aditya Datt’s Table No 21. Even dependable actors like Paresh Rawal and Rajeev Khandelwal sleepwalk through their roles.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Taran Adarsh  Site:BollywoodHungama

It’s not just the premise that grabs your attention, but TABLE NO. 21 stands out because it doesn’t borrow the formulaic template, nor does it rely on the predictable twists and turns or caricaturist characters to enthrall the spectator. It’s clever, engaging and carries a message that hits you like a ton of bricks. Importantly, it’s a well crafted thriller that delivers more than what it promised in its attention-grabbing promos. On the whole, TABLE NO. 21 is a commendable movie-going experience. If you are an extremely choosy moviegoer who watches select first-rate films a year, make sure TABLE NO. 21 is included on your listing. Strongly recommended!

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra  Site:Hindustan Times

Table No. 21 is the sort of determinedly silly movie that can make fine actors like Paresh Rawal and Rajeev Khandelwal look foolish. Echoing films as diverse as Oldboy and Slumdog Millionaire, director Aditya Datt creates a reality game show-revenge saga that gathers some steam in the last act, but by then it’s too little, too late. Anyway, the climax followed by sombre facts is well-intentioned but feels entirely unearned. The half-way interesting premise is hobbled by the lame performances and dialogue. Mr Khan keeps repeating the one rule of the game: If you lie, you die. And at one point he declares, in a faux creepy voice: Secrets are s**y.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Madhureeta Mukherjee  Site:Times Of  India(TOI)

For a story that stays focused on the lead couple, and a game-show on an island, Aditya Datt has done a good job of entertaining, serving some suspense (intriguing, if not nail-biting) and dishing it out with some hard reality bytes. The first half is slow-paced, as a thriller it has its flaws, the direction isn’t really superlative, but post-interval it spins into another zone and the climax hits home. If you’re looking for a different taste for your cinema palates (minus the mirch masala), book a seat for Table No. 21. Bon appetit!

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Ankur Pathak  Site:Rediff

On the whole, Table No. 21 should be watched for the reactive social commentary that it is, and should not be misconceived as a vigilante film. Although the lust for money is not the essential theme here, how its seductive force brings out animal tendencies within seemingly normal people is what I relished the most, other than, as you will see, a disturbing reality flourishing in our country’s colleges.

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee  Site:NDTV

The line separating the exigencies of middle-class existence from the risks factored into the games that the characters in Table No 21 play is dangerously thin. But so, for sure, is the divide between the truly inspired and the utterly pedestrian. This is a well-meaning film. It even has a relevant social message appended to its ending. Unfortunately, along the way, it yo-yos wildly between semblances of profundity and dashes of pulp. The inconsistency of intent robs Aditya Datt’s sophomore effort of any chance that it might have had of finding a place at the high table of memorable thrillers.

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Ratings:—- Review By: Komal Nahta  Site:ETC

On the whole, Table No. 21 (weak title) is fairly engaging and exciting but its run at the cinemas will be short because there won’t be too many takers for this kind of a film. Recovery of the investment shouldn’t be much of a problem as the budget is not too big and the cost has been subsidised by the Fiji government.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Aniruddha Guha  Site:DNA

Table No 21, however, is a reasonably decent effort. It’s fairly well-shot (Ravi Walia), has good actors, and manages to hold your interest for the most part. Table No 21 may not be the perfect start to 2013 we were looking for, but it’s a well-paced thriller with some highs and quite a few lows, and it’s never boring. May be, I am being slightly generous – New Year and all that – but I’ll suggest you check out Table No 21 for Paresh Rawal.

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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Mayank Shekhar  Site:Dainik Bhaskar

The only time he decides to run away from the game is when he’s asked to shave his wife’s head. Going bald for a while is the worst thing that can happen to a human being. Or so it seems. As you go up the levels of the show, the dares start getting more ludicrous: now kiss her in a public square, now slap him hard (“zordar chaata”)…. You already knew this was a strange sort of couple. While engaging in parts, you head out of the theatre knowing this was an odd, bald kind of film too.

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Ratings:1/5 Review By: Roshni Devi  Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: Rajeev Khandelwal and Paresh Rawal’s performances; a couple of bikini scenes. What’s Bad: The lame ‘dares’; the insipid climax; the predictable storyline; the frustrating wrong timings of the songs… Loo break: Anytime. Might as well not come back. Watch or Not?: Not really. This disastrous flick will not entertain you at all.

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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Ananya  Site:Zee News

‘Table No. 21’ might just be director Aditya Datt’s ticket to fame: fame of the pure, unadulterated kinds. In a nutshell, ‘Table No. 21’ might just be one film that is instrumental in turning the tables of the game around. In the Hindi film industry of the day, where a lot of mindless stuff is churned out under the guise of ‘films’ every year, Datt’s thriller is one that is a welcome break. Go watch the film. It is worth every penny spent, worth every ounce of energy invested – and even more.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Nabanita Roy  Site:OneIndia

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 good job in the movie. On the other hand, Tena Desae too does an OK kind of job in the film. Table No 21 impresses us with an unusual and interesting concept. On the whole, the movie a little slow-paced, yet has lots to say.

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