Review: Rustom



Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration: 150 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 12-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5 (An average flick that has nothing to offer except Akshay Kumar)

Decorated officer. Devoted family man. Defending his honor. His name is RUSTOM.

Overall Review:
The duo Neeraj Pandey & Akshay Kumar is back after Special 26 and Baby. Rustom is a hat-trick movie for them. Movie is fictionalised version of the famous 1959 case of K.M. Nanavati that changed the face of the India judicial system. Akki plays Indian Naval Officer Rustom Pavri and has delivered marvelous performance on screen. In spite of having “Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi”, this courtroom drama fails miserably in technical department. The script written by Vipul K Rawal helped Akki to make his performance as authentic as possible but fails at the overall execution. The courtroom scenes pack a few gems and the humour is well-placed. However, the scenes featuring the jury’s indecision towards the climax is over-dramatic and terrible. Film dips randomly: lengthy flashbacks, forced romantic songs and weak sub-plot reduced the impact of the film. Film would’ve benefitted by a tauter editing. CGI fails to showcase Bombay of 50’s era. This hat-trick may succeed at Box Office due to the festive weekend. Watch this film only if you want to see Kumar in all his noble glory.

Performance & Technical Review:
Akshay Kumar is one of the few actors in bollywood who can easily adept at any role which he bags. Not only he smashes the performance but also makes the character come alive as he picks up roles which create a niche. This time Akshay Kumar has succeeded to pull-off role of a true patriot of nation in Rustom. Ileana D’Cruz is looking too bright in her vintage look. Esha Gupta too is seen flaunting a vintage look as she takes on the baton to seek justice for her brother’s murder. Her look seems to be more worked upon than her act. Arjan Bajwa as Vikram Makhija is uninspiring. The music of the film is average. Few Songs are already hit. Tere Sang Yara looks good on big screen.

PDF Verdict:
‘Main jo bhi kahoonga, sach kahoonga. Sach ke siva kuch nahin kahoonga.’ Rustom is an average film and fails miserably as courtroom drama. Akshay kumar is the only highlight of the film and see it only if you are his fan.

Ratings: 3 on 5 (An average flick that has nothing to offer except Akshay Kumar)
Performance: 3.5 on 5
Script: 3 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3 on 5

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