*ing – Akshay Kumar , Illeana D’cruz , Esha Gupta , Arjan Bajwa , Sachin Khedekar.
Produced by – Friday Filmworks , Zee Studios.
Directed by – Tinu Suresh Desai
Rustom is superstar Akshay Kumar’s third and final release of the year. An intriguing and well received trailer , decent promotion campaign , decent soundtrack and strong names associated with it,Rustom has it all. Not to mention the fact that Akshay Kumar has been having a dream run at the box office has made Rustom one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2016. So does Rustom meet the expectations it has set for itself ? Does Akshay Kumar continue his hit streak in terms of both, performances and box office returns ? Most importantly, will Rustom get affected due to the clash against Mohenjo-Daro? Read on to find out…..
Rustom is a film which gets most things right. A sensational story,based on the infamous K.M Nanawati case of the 1950s’, the makers ensure that they get the look of the 50’s quite well. The film has decent entertainment value.
The production values of Rustom are decent. The vfx used in some scenes is prominently weak, but it doesn’t hinder the overall effect the film has on the viewer. Except for a scene or two, the Cinematography is decent. The camera work and set designs are also quite good.The editing could have been better though.The screenplay is decent, and the story intriguing yet excellent. The background score ranges from average to good, while in the music department,’Rustom Vahi’ suits the tone of the film.
As a director, Tinu Suresh Desai finally shows his potential after a disastrous ‘1920 London’. He makes sure the film doesn’t meander , and keeps it reasonably engaging.
Now for the performances . Akshay Kumar continues his run of excellent performances. He takes the film to another level , making Rustom an excellent watch. Another sureshot success for him. Illeana D’cruz and Esha Gupta are decent.Arjan Bajwa is average as the antagonist. Sachin Khedekar does a good job.Kumud Mishra makes an impact even in a small role.
Rustom is worth a watch. An excellent performance from Akshay Kumar , an interesting premise , entertainment value, this film has it all.
3.5 / 5 – Go for it!