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Movie Review: Rustom (2016)

★★★☆☆
Box Office: TBA

rustomUSTOM starts off with a periodic era of 1959, when Mumbai was still ‘Bombay’ and the times when justice was done by the jury members and not by the judge. This is followed by the introduction of the ‘habituated to his uniform’ Commander Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar) and his lovely wife Cynthia Pavri (Ileana D’Cruz). One day, when Rustom Pavri comes back home from the sea, earlier than his scheduled date, he is shocked when he gets to know that his wife Cynthia has gone out with the ‘filthy’ rich Vikram Makhija (Arjan Bajwa) and has not been home since two days. Rustom Pavri, then, starts breathing fire and reaches Vikram’s house, only to find Vikram and Cynthia together. Unable to bear the sight of his wife’s deceit, Rustom Pavri loads his official gun and shoots the evil minded Vikram, killing him. Being the ever righteous man, Rustom Pavri then goes to the police station and surrenders himself. When the news of Vikram’s death reaches the ears of his ‘well connected’ sister Preethi Makhija (Esha Gupta), she vows to revenge her brother’s death. As the case goes to the court however, Rustom pleads not guilty. What follows after that is a heated court room drama, mudslinging, the role of the media in the case… all eventually leading to one common thing. What is the ultimate conclusion of all the events, is Rustom Pavri really guilty or is there more than what meets the eye.

Reviews:

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “RUSTOM comes across as a well crafted crime thriller that meets expectations.”
Bollywoodhungama
3.0 “To cut to the chase, despite its multiple flaws, Rustom can be watched for Akshay Kumar”
Timesofindia
3.0 “Rustom could have been more taut and thrilling, but, Akshay Kumar makes it worth watching.”
sify
3.0 “The Curious Case Of Rustom Pavri”
movietalkies
3.0 “It’s an out and out Akshay Kumar show in which the actor dominates right from the world go with his winning grace, poise and swagger”
glamsham
3.0 “Thoroughly absorbing and surprisingly entertaining., check it out.”
dnaindia
3.0 “An entertaining yet riveting plot keeps you well-hooked to your seats.”
koimoi
3.0 “Rustom manages to entertain. “
filmfare
3.0 “Akshay Kumar impresses but movie has its issues”
deccanchronicle
3.0 “Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ is a decent watch this monsoon. “
zeenews
3.0 “Akshay Kumar is back as the poster boy of patriotism”
indiatoday
3.0 “After Holiday, Baby and Airlift, it’s one more step for his brand of patriotism. It’s an intriguing film for sure.”
hindustantimes
3.0 “Rustom’ is worth a watch for Akshay’s sake”
mid-day
Average Reviews
2.5 “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. “
Movies NDTV
2.5 “The silly comical treatment of what could have been stunning, tension-filled narrative fails to deliver anything “
Nowrunning
2.5 “Rustom despite having an interesting plot tries to play safe, please everyone and resorts to Bollywood formulae of forced humour and even more forced insipid songs.”
masala
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Over-expectation Might Disappoint You!”
filmibeat
1.5 “Akshay Kumar film is a dreary piece of work”
indianexpress
1.0 “Rustom is an accidental parody of itself”
Rediff: Raja Sen

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