Akshay Kumar’s Rustom is inspired from the true story of a high profile case of the 1950s. Back in 1959, Naval Commander K.M. Nanavati was tried for the murder of his wife’s lover Prem Ahuja in Mumbai. This case had got a lot of media attention.
Tinu Desai’s Rustom brings this story back for today’s audience, a lot of young moviegoers might not even know about this case. So it is definitely and interesting story for them. Commander
Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar) who has been sailing, makes it back to Mumbai shores before time and when he gets home he finds out his wife Cynthia (Ileana D’Cruz) is having an affair with a friend, Vikram Makhija (Arjan Bajwa) and that makes him very angry. He goes to the ship, picks up a gun and walks into Makhija’s house and shoots him. He immediately surrenders and tells the cops what he has done, the case takes a drama turn when one day Rsutom pleads not guilty, from there the film follows the courtroom drama. It’s decently made film and the setting is just right. It drags in many parts, music by various composers only adds to the duration.
The best part of the movie is the lead actor Akshay Kumar, who holds the film by himself and entertains you throughout with a good performance in this average entertainer. The setting is perfect but the film drags in many portions.
Should you watch Rustom? Yes, you can definitely watch it once. We give it 2.5 stars out of 5.