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Table No. 21 is an extension of deep rooted character roles, sans any herogiri, coming from both Paresh Rawal and Rajeev Khandelwal. The movie uses the hit concept of reality shows which is Rajeev’s strong forte as he takes his role forward from ‘Sach Ka Saamna’. Paresh Rawal, an all season actor seems to playing yet another strong role which was Pran’s forte in the 70s. An Eros production, it has music by Gajendra Verma with Sachin Gupta chipping in one track.

Tena Desae and Rajeev Khandelwal in a still from Table No. 21 Movie
Tena Desae and Rajeev Khandelwal in a still from Table No. 21 Movie

O Sajna – Table No. 21 Music Review

A gloomy number, O Sajna, starts with a beautiful English poetic piece. The slow track has been well delivered in the melodious vocals of Puja Thaker and the composer Gajendra Verma himself. Modulation in Puja’s voice aptly depicts the pain and agony of separation from her lover. Lyrics given by Aseem Ahmed Abbasee and Gajendra Verma are deep and intense which well connect with the subject. Gajendra ensures that the track is appealing and interesting by doing well in all departments, be it lyrics, composition or vocals. The track has a ‘remix version’ too which sees a turnaround by playing on high pitch, hence resulting in an original gloomy outing seeing a different spin for itself.

Mann Mera – Table No. 21 Music Review

Next track Mann Mera is a romantic number where lyricist Aseem Ahmed Abbasee portrays the chase of a lover and the joy of watching his beloved that brings comfort to him. The solo track which is Gajendra’s own composition has flavour of chorus used appropriately at varied points that makes it catchy. Overall an average track that still seeks listener’s attention, the track has a ‘remix version’ which starts with the beautiful play of the piano but soon ends up having only an added pace to it, hence turning out to be just about fine.

If You Lie You Die – Table No. 21 Music Review

For people who love Paresh Rawal’s dialogue delivery, there is a small gift in the track, If You Lie You Die which is written by Sheershak Anand and Jaspreet Jazz. It has one liners from ‘Do Raaste (1969)’ being interspersed a couple of times, hence enhancing the overall feel of the track and bringing it closer to its theme. The title track in the vocals of Neeraj Shridhar and Jaspreet Jazz rightly sketches the theme of the movie – a thriller, which also uses portions of rap in the number. The song also uses the famous verse ‘Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar’, but on the whole is still not so impressive and interesting.

The Last Word – Table No. 21 Music Review

Overall, the album is barely passable though and won’t be able to catch up and stand amongst some good chartbusters which are currently dominating people’s attention.



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