A highly praised navy commander murders his wife’s lover out of anger. What follows is the story of ‘Rustom’, which is based on a real life incident, though the disclaimer says otherwise.
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz, Arjan Bajwa, Esha Gupta, Usha Nadkarni, Sachin Khedekar
Director: Tinu Suresh Desai
Producers: Neeraj Pandey, Aruna Bhatia, Nittin Keni, Akash Chawla, Virender Arora,Ishwar Kapoor, Shital Bhatia
Writer: Vipul K. Rawal
Music: Ankit Tiwari
Cinematography: Santosh Thundiyil
Production company: Zee Studio, KriArj Entertainment, Cape Of Good Films, Plan C Studios
Akshay Kumar and Ileana D’Cruz starrer is a gripping tale based on the famous K.M Nanavati case. Though this is the 3rd film made on a real-life event, this one has a more commercial take. The love triangle of a navy officer, his philandering wife and a seemingly playboyish businessman, culminates into a trial of the handsome officer, who, in a fit of rage, shoots his wife’s lover.
‘Rustom’ keeps the audience hooked to the screens for a longer time (as compared to Mohenjo Daro, which may force you to look here and there during the course of the film). Akshay Kumar’s acting prowess is inarguably at its best. Ileana D’Cruz and Arjan Bajwa have met the expectations in the film and some scenes of the two are more than convincing.
Provided this film is coming from the makers of ‘Baby’ and ‘Special 26’, the expectations were a bit too high, but the script of ‘Rustom’ confuses the audience to some extent, there’s a sense of mess in the screenplay. When too much is being dealt with, this happens. Lastly, most Bollywood films don’t cater to the real-life incident or the novel or the story they base their script on, hence facts are twisted a bit in the film. What to do – how do you make it entertaining sans the twist?
All in all, ‘Rustom’ is a good watch this weekend.
Rustom is said to have opened on a high percentage, plus the social media reviews and its multiplex audience indicate that it will fetch a good business at the end of the day. Provided it’s been made on a budget of Rs 50 cr, the film is likely to rake in heavy profits in the first week itself.
Here’s the trailer of the film