Written by Vipul K Rawal and directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, Rustom is a Movie that runs around a naval officer who killed his wife’s boyfriend and pleads not guilty. The jury weighs its options and declares it an accidental death. However, Rustom’s (Akshay Kumar) intentions to kill Makhija (Arjan Bajwa) however is more than what meets the eye.
While the first half of the movie is gripping, certain portions of the second half of “Rustom” might shift your eyes to your watch. The narration gets somewhat sloppy at certain points but the director manages to accelerate the pace soon again.
Akshay Kumar is the backbone of Rustom. The Khiladi renders one of the most understated performances of his career, proving yet again that he can play a range of diverse roles with aplomb. The plot is interesting if not engaging. The only time we connect with Rustom is when we are allowed to see the anguish and pained resolve in Akshay’s eyes.
Despite its multiple flaws, Rustom can be watched for Akshay Kumar, whose action/comic brilliance often overshadows his acting prowess. He reminds you to value the honest officers who serve our country with dignity and valour. He makes you want to support the man who probably did the right thing the wrong way.
RUSTOM Ratings on some of the key aspects :
1. Acting: 3/5
2. Direction : 2.5/5
3. Music : 2/5
4. Story, Screenplay and Dialogue : 2.5/5
5. Cinematography : 3/5
6. Production Quality : 2.5/5