Rustom (2016)

Hindi Romance, Drama, Thriller
59 %
Total Reviews: 56
Sahi: 33 Nahi: 23

Review Summary: Akshay Kumar's charm and intriguing source material can't save Rustom's shortcomings.

Average Critic Rating: (2.75)
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Est. Budget: 70.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 125.0 CR

Plot: Rustom (Akshay Kumar) is a naval officer who married Cynthia (Illeana D'Cruz) against his father's wishes. When Rustom was away on a trip, Cynthia and Vikram (Arjan Bajwa) come close and have an affair. Rustom returns and is furious to find out about the affair. He confronts Vikram, who is... Read more

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Even Akshay Kumar can't save this unintentionally hilarious courtroom drama from itself.
Huffington Post
Disappointing, Rustom is neither dhansak nor biryani
Spot Boye
A fictionalised version of the famous (or the infamous?) Nanavati case where a Naval officer shot his wife's lover should have been a brilliant courtroom drama, but ends up being ridiculous, with the director opting for cheap laughs. Akshay Kumar looks handsome in the uniform, but the mooch... the mooch...
Now Running
But for all its diversions from authenticity, end of the day, Rustom manages to entertain. That’s the film’s closing statement
Filmfare
I’m going with a generous two out of five
Rajeev Masand
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.
Rustom is a baffling movie
Film Companion
‘Hardly Daring…’
Cine Markets
The uniform might be the most accurate thing about this film, however, a painfully tacky production where all the sets look like over-saturated cardboard
REDIFF
€˜Rustom'€™ shows promise, but never throws up any surprises
Emirates 24/7
To cut to the chase, despite its multiple flaws, Rustom can be watched for Akshay Kumar
The Times of India
Rustom is largely inoffensive but could have been infinitely better had the screenplay not been so utterly conventional and unimaginative
The film, despite its many concessions to '€˜reality'€™, worked because the star made sure he was believable
Indian Express
मिस्ट्री को गजब तरह से सुलझाता है 'रुस्तम'
Aaj Tak
It stands out despite being packed with composers galore
Filmfare
Based on a true incident that occurred in 1959 in Bombay, Rustom is a fictionalised crime drama that unfurls the tale of a patriotic Naval Commander Rustom Pavri, who kills his wife Cynthia's paramour Vikram Makhija, after stumbling upon their love affair
Sify
Rustom is not a bad film in essence, however a little more conviction in the narrative could have made it one of the best courtroom dramas of all time
Bollywood Life
Given the subject of extra-marital affair and a sensational case, the film could have been made more thrilling, but overall, it is an entertaining fare and Akshay’s presence makes watching it worthwhile.
BollywoodMantra
Rustom is good to watch for one time
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
For a story that is replete with so many layers, Desai handles the narrative with all the finesse of a bull in a china shop
Reuters India
Save for a Rustom Vahi, the rest of the songs are pretty mellifluous and easy on your ears
Bollywood Life
This is a powerful, fascinating and layered true story that is a huge opportunity lost
Business of Cinema
The movies has many flaws but it manages to keep you glued to your seats
Indian Express
Akshay Kumar is in a class of his own
India.Com
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
This film is proof that too many stories can spoil a cinematic broth
India West
Overall, given the subject, “Rustom” could have been more taut and thrilling, but, Akshay Kumar makes it worth watching
Bollywood3
अक्षय के फैन्स को निराश नहीं करेगी 'रुस्तम'
Aaj Tak
अगर मिस्ट्री फिल्मों को करते हैं पसंद तो देखें 'रुस्तम'
Bhaskar
Rustom is a one-time watch. For those who just want to catch a flick without its relation to Nanavati case, it makes up for a decent watch
Koi Moi
This retelling of a sensational murder trial would be have benefitted from making Akshay’s character a little less noble
ये 'रुस्तम' तो कमजोर निकला
Aaj Tak
Although all the compositions are unidirectional, there is not much variety
Glam Sham
This one's worth a watch only for Akshay Kumar. But if you're looking for laughs, Esha Gupta could help too.
Mumbai Mirror
Akshay Kumar ensures that you root for Rustom Pavri, after Holiday, Baby and Airlift, it'€™s one more step for his brand of patriotism
Hindustan Times
The film has a strong storyline and some pleasant surprises that will keep you glued to the seat
International Business Times
Rustom despite having an interesting plot tries to play safe
Masala!
There is nothing remotely credible or engaging in the thriller
The Hindu
Akshay Kumar delivers an intriguing courtroom drama
Hindustan Times
On the whole, RUSTOM comes across as a well crafted crime thriller that meets expectations
Bollywood Hungama
Rustom is not a bad film in essence, however a little more conviction in the narrative could have made it one of the best courtroom dramas of all time
Bollywood Life
Rustom is good to watch for one time
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
An engaging film backed by an exceptional performance by the lead actor.
Book My Show
Rustom is good to watch for one time
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Screaming excess threatens to stifle the emotion and tragedy
The Guardian
Tinu Suresh Desai’s direction is remarkable. Credit to him for extracting good work out of the cast members and for keeping the narration so engaging and entertaining. He has recreated the era of the 1950s and 1960s very well.
KomalsReviews
The soundtrack of Rustom ends up exceeding expectations
Bollywood Hungama
RUSTOM Is Entertaining Crime Drama
Box Office Capsule
Keeping aside the high expectations, 'Rustom' ends up being a one time pot-boiler drama, which works only in parts and that too for 'Akshay Kumar' as its sole positive reason. Akshay fans who are expecting yet another 'Special 26' or 'Baby' or 'Airlift', will be highly disappointed as the movie comes now here to these classics.
India Glitz
Definitely worth a watch for great performances and an honest screenplay
Cinema Glitz
An accidental parody of itself
First Post
A naval officer kills his wife’s boyfriend and pleads not guilty. The jury weighs its options and declares it an accidental death. The decorated navy commander walks scot-free.
Bollywood.Com
Rustom’ is a tacky timepasser about the historic Nanavati trial
Scroll.In
Akshay Kumar's impressive run as Bollywood's new age poster boy of patriotism, good virtues and faith, RUSTOM is in no way hum drum thanks to the grace and poise of Akshay Kumar as the dashing suave Naval Commander that saves this stylish, ambitious but tedious thriller inspired from the famous 1959 Mr Kawas Nanavati murder case
Glam Sham
Rustom has the longest soundtrack to be featured in a Neeraj Pandey-Akshay Kumar collaboration, but only a few of them warrant repeated listening
Music Aloud