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Rustom Movie Review: Over-expectation Might Disappoint You!

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The underrated Superstar of B-town, Akshay Kumar is all set to sizzle on silver screen with his third film of 2016 and it's undoubtedly not an easy thing to do! On one side, Superstars like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan & Aamir Khan choose one film a year and make sure to book the festival dates to earn in bomb, Akshay doesn't care about the date!

He is one confident man and genuinely believes in entertaining audiences, rather than only making money! He took Bollywood by storm in January with his patriotic role in Airlift, and then he took his fans on a laughter ride with light-hearted comedy flick, Housefull 3.

Now, Akki is back with yet another film, which has suspense, drama, romance, betrayal and not forgetting to mention that this is based on a real life incident!

So gear up to find out all the much awaited answers, related to Rustom! From the plot of the film to performances of the cast, we are all set with the answers!


Director : Tinu Suresh Desai

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Ileana D'Cruz, Esha Gupta


The plot of the film is roughly based on the real scandalous incident which took place in 1959 in Mumbai. It's a story of an honest commander Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar) from Indian Navy for whom his nation comes first!

Later, the story pans to his beautiful world in which he is happily married to his wife Cynthia Pavri (Ileana D'Cruz) and everything goes well between the duo until he gets to know about the extra-marital affair of his wife.

As events unfold, he realizes that Cynthia is having an affair with his best friend, Vikram Makhija. The story grips audiences' interests as Pavri shoots his wife's lover and surrenders himself!

In spite of being the real killer, a twist in the tale occurs when things turn in Rustom Pavri's favour. Now, whether all the events were pre-planned or was he indeed a patriot and shot Makhija in the heat of the moment? You need to rush to the theatres to find out!


Let's just take a moment to praise Akshay for putting his heart and soul into the character. From his behaviour to body language, from the way he talks and stands in the film, every sequence of his is worth clapping and not forgetting to mention that he is the only good thing about this over-dramatic movie!

Also, he has made sure to make his character look balanced throughout the film. He has raised his pitch when needed, without making it look overdramatic and giving pure authenticity to his character.

Ileana, on the other side, stuck to her character throughout the film and did an average job as all she has to do is to sob, sob and sob!

Esha Gupta, who shares a very minute screen space in the film, did a very pathetic job in her negative character. There is a sequence where she comes in front of her brother Vikram Makhija's dead body and the way she reacted is just too bad to explain! Thumbs down Tinu Suresh Desai (the director), for filming such a crucial scene is the most silly way!


When it comes to making a film based on real-life incidents, Bollywood film-makers are often seen turning the real events into a melodrama. However, director Tinu Suresh Desai has tried his level best to make the film realistic in the first half but couldn't stop himself from making second half overdramatic!

Music of the film is in favour of the audiences and it is synchronised well. Especially the romantic track Tere Sang Yaara which features the blooming romance of Akshay & Ileana.

The editing of the film lacks the perfection which makes even good sequences a little draggy!

The picturization of film is good and an amazing selection of exotic locales and warships will surely be a treat to your eyes.

However we feel that the make-up artist did not do any homework for this film! The make-up on leading ladies is just too colourful and glossy to see on the big screen!


It's not a serious movie; there is definitely 'masala' in this so-called suspense thriller. The movie is
a potpourri of unrealistic dialogues, forced funny scenes, misplaced twists and turns but an amazing act of Akshay Kumar!

If you are a die-hard fan of Akki, you can surely enjoy the movie!

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