Rustom Review by Taran Adarsh, Komal Nahta- Rajeev Masand, Anupama Chopra, KRK Rustom Review

Akshay Kumar and Ileana D’Cruz starrer Rustom which has been in the spotlight for quite some time now has received rave reviews from the audiences and so far people are really appreciating it. Rustom which is a crime-mystery-thriller is based on the life of naval officer KM Nanavati. The movie deals with a true story of love, passion, murder, morality and justice that shook the nation.

Akshay Kumar who has played a variety of roles in his previous movies is appearing as a Naval officer fo the first time. His new avatar has really impressed the audiences. Apparently, the actor has delivered a brilliant performance and is the main highlight of the movie.

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Rustom’s raging anger knows no bounds, and Vikram is killed. The officer decides to fight his own case, and cleverly places his pawns. The local media shows tremendous interest in his personality. But there’s still a long way before he can present the case as a crime of passion instead of cold-blooded murder.

This case is to be judged by a jury that comprises of local dignitaries. The society’s idea of infidelity and consenting adults are likely to impact the final outcome. It’s early 1960s and the Indian navy is making its presence felt in the Arabian Sea. Men in uniform command respect, and envy. Added to that, Rustom is from an affluent class in an economically struggling country.

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Now, Akshay Kumar is playing to the gallery here. But, he gives a fine touch to Rustom Pavri. More on the lines of Special 26 than Airlift or Baby, Kumar tones it down to suit the character. Sharp, deceptive and likeable. Most of the scenes are planned around him at the helm, and it’s a wise move, for he knows how to keep the tempo.

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.

Updated: Aug 12, 2016 — 1:49 am

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