Rustom (2016) Review & Rating

Tinu Suresh Desai’s latest venture “Rustom” starring Akshay Kumar and Ileana D’Cruz seem to rock at multiplexes as well as single theaters. Based on true life incidents, it speaks about a true blue naval officer Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar) whose utterly beautiful wife Cynthia (Ileana D’Cruz) get involves with his childhood friend Vikram Makhija (Arjan Bajwa). The movie is inspired by the case of K. Nanavati, a much hyped 1969 murder trial which shook the nation thus changing the jurisdiction of India, forever. Produced by Neeraj Pandey, this particular film is third in the league as in a team of Akshay and Neeraj after mind-boggling films like “Baby” and “Special 26”. The movie has an invincible star cast and a superb director who has given Bollywood a spectacular reason to watch the movie. Take a look at Rustom Review and Rating.


Rustom (2016) Cast & Crew

  • Akshay Kumar as Commander Rustom Pavri
  • Ileana D’Cruz as Cynthia Pavri
  • Arjan Bajwa as Vikram Makhija
  • Esha Gupta as Makhija’s Sister
  • Usha Nadkarni as Jamnabai
  • Pawan Malhotra as Inspector Lobo

Rustom (2016) Plot/Storyline

The movie’s script has been penned down by Vipul K. Rawal which revolves around a naval officer, his wife and her love-life. Although, it is not a triangular love story as Cynthia’s lover is killed by her husband. The movie moves forward with a strong hold on the base of the plot which supports the film entire time. Based on a real-life incident, this particular film is a must watch and even if you are unaware of the original one, you won’t feel backlogged. It will make you understand what is more important, family or duty, or in this case both. Rustom storyline is superb with few twists and turns that will blow your mind.

Rustom (2016) Acting Review:

Akshay Kumar as Rustom Pavri is undoubtedly invincible and to support him Esha Gupta is in her best form. Ileana is good, but Akshay and other actor’s performance overshadows her in many places. In fact, the movie comprises several low-key characters who have done a marvelous job thus keeping you glued to the screen throughout the movie.  We give Rustom acting review 4 out of 5 stars.

Rustom (2016) Direction & Music Review:

Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, he has divided the roles in such manner that each of the characters gets his/her own space to prove his on-screen identity, which is seldom seen in B-Town movies. Every one of them puts himself strong enough to the audience in a dilemma of the verdict in the movie. Background Score is convincing as it has been jointly staged by Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Ganguly, Raghav Sachar and Arko Pravo Mukherjee. Few songs are already taking over the chartbusters with rest of score dominating the entire plot. The movie has been presented in a pretty delightful manner with absolutely perfect scores. We offer Rustom Direction & Music 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Rustom (2016) Bouquet Factor or Brickbat Factor:

Akshay Kumar’s latest Bollywood film definitely comes with wholesome Bouquet factor. There are minimally spotted flaws in the movie which can be ignored for the better part of the movie. The first and second half both will make you stick to your seats till the lights are on after 135 minutes. The trailer received million of hits and the same movie presented in 75 mm screen will definitely blow your mind with its unsolved mystery. Rustom (2016) deserves a big round of applause with a standing ovation to its cast & crew especially Rustom Pavri aka Akshay Kumar.

Rustom (2016) Movie Rating:

Critics Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Audience Response: 4 out of 5 stars

Direction: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Music Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Acting: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Rustom (2016) Final Verdict:

Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, Rustom is being Produced by  Neeraj Pandey, Aruna Bhatia, Nittin Keni, Akash Chawla, Virender Arora, Ishwar Kapoor and Shital Bhatia under the banner of  Zee Studio, KriArj Entertainment, Cape Of Good Films, Plan C Studios and Friday Filmworks. With a superb star cast of Akshay, Ileana, Esha, Arjan, this particular Hindi language comes as a Must Watch for one and all. Certified as U/A, it can be watched by all with great zeal.


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Devanjana Chakravarty

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