‘Rustom’ movie review

Rustom’ movie review

Rustom Story:
Rustom (Akshay Kumar) is a naval officer who married Cynthia (Illeana D’Cruz) against his father’s wishes. When Rustom was away on a trip, Cynthia and Vikram (Arjan Bajwa) come close and have an affair. Rustom returns and is furious to find out about the affair. He confronts Vikram, who is killed in an ensuing scuffle. Rustom is tried for murder in court, with defence and prosecution lawyers fighting it out.
Rustom Release Date:
Aug 12 2016

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai
Producer: Neeraj Pandey, Aruna Bhatia
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz, Arjan Bajwa, Esha Gupta
Run Time: 2 hours and 30 Minutes

Ratings:2/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:CNNNews 18
Alas, all of that drama is reduced to a farce in Rustom, which frankly is about as enjoyable as a toothache. In the end, Pavan Malhotra is typically dependable in the role of the investigating police officer, and Akshay Kumar shows some flair. They are the sole bright spots in Rustom, which is too long, wholly disappointing, and feels like an opportunity lost. I’m going with a generous two out of five.

Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Saibal Site:NDTV
Not interested in exploring the frailties that the flesh is heir to, Rustom opts for a facile and melodramatic approach to the 1959 murder case. The handsomely mounted but anodyne film plays out like a straightforward old school good-versus-evil tale in which the truly righteous are allowed a transgression or two in the face of provocation. Rustom is largely inoffensive, even passable in the main, but could have been infinitely better had the screenplay not been so utterly conventional and unimaginative.

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Ratings:3/5 Review By:Renuka Vyvahare Site:TOI
To cut to the chase, despite its multiple flaws, Rustom can be watched for Akshay Kumar, whose action/comic brilliance often overshadows his acting prowess. He reminds you to value the honest officers who serve our country with dignity and valour. He makes you want to support the man who probably did the right thing the wrong way.

Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
The naval officer may have wielded the gun that caused the fellow to die, but he is no murderer: how can Akshay the Hero be a weak killer? That really is the weakest spot of the film, despite its leading man trying hard to fill his part with star appeal. In its zeal to make Akshay’s character noble, the script papers over his human weakness

Ratings:3/5 Review By:Shaheen Site:Mid Day
Within minutes of the film’s opening, the crime is committed. You know the killer and the reason (well, almost). So, how do you sustain interest for over two hours of the running time? Well, add twists and turns just when the pace begins to slacken.With some tight editing, especially in the second half when the court scenes become a drag, it would have made for a more riveting watch. A great deal of attention has been paid to the detailing and production values, and that’s commendable, and so is the direction. ‘Rustom’ is worth a watch for Akshay’s sake.

Ratings:3/5 Review By:Rohit Vats Site:Hindustan Times
The premise is fairly simple. Director Tinu Desai’s characters reveal themselves rather obviously: A heartbroken naval officer, his cheating wife, the Casanova lover, his evil sister, sympathetic cops, an ambitious reporter and an overtly confused jury. But, slowly and surely, the movie grips you. Akshay Kumar ensures that you root for Rustom Pavri. After Holiday, Baby and Airlift, it’s one more step for his brand of patriotism. It’s an intriguing film for sure.

Ratings:3/5 Review By:Hungama Site:BollywoodHungama
On the whole, RUSTOM comes across as a well crafted crime thriller that meets expectations. It has its share of captivating moments as well as the loose ones. At the Box-Office, competition in the form of MOHENJO DARO will limit its potential. However, the holiday period post the weekend and positive word of mouth will prove beneficial for the movie.

Ratings:3/5 Review By:Sreeju Site:BollywoodLife
Rustom is not a bad film in essence, however a little more conviction in the narrative could have made it one of the best courtroom dramas of all time. Watch it purely for Akshay Kumar or watch it if you want to know the basic skeleton of the Nanavati case (if you are too lazy to read its Wikipedia page).

Star Friends Promote ‘Rustom’ for ‘Khiladi’ Akshay

‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar has a great reputation in the film industry and has many friends, and so when he requested his ‘Star’ friends to promote his upcoming film ‘Rustom’ in a unique manner, they all readily agreed.

Each day, a Bollywood celebrity uploads a video on social sites talking about the film.

Salman Khan and Ranveer Singh have already done it, and more are yet to follow.

Starting with Ranveer Singh, the man who is steadily inching towards super-stardom. Ranveer is a big fan of Akshay Kumar and the picture that he shared on tweeter says that all. The young boy in the picture is Ranveer Singh.


Good old friend Salman Khan (they worked together in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi) also happily shared this video promoting Rustom.


Other Bollywood actors waiting to do their bit in the coming days include Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra.

Well, this is a great (and inexpensive) way to promote a film. Well played Akshay!


Watch: Rustom | Official Trailer | Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz