After a quite good response, I have decided to watch one of the most awaited movie Rustom, another suspense-thriller acted by Akshay Kumar along with Ileana D’cruz, Esha Gupta, Arjan Bajwa, Kanwaljeet Sigh, Parmeet Sethi and others, released on August 12, 2016.
With a great hype and great expectations, people booked almost every show online and also looked for the tickets at the ticket counter. Most of them got their luck, but some of them were not so lucky, they should wait for the next day, fingers crossed.
Almost similar kind of cinema – Baby, Holiday, Gabbar, Airlift and now in Rustom typecasted Akshay Kumar in such kind of suspense thriller. This is not the first time when he was in similar roles, previously he was typecasted in comedy roles as well as in action because of his Khiladi series.
Well, on an average that’s neither a superb movie nor a bad one, but as per a critic or a viewer there is a lot to be improved from editing to direction. But overall it’s an entertaining effort by everyone, especially by Khiladi Akshay Kumar, Suresh Desai and Vipul Rawal.
Rustom is based on a real life instance The Nanavati Case, which was happened in the year April 27th, 1959. According to that, a decorative Navi Captain Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar)is on deck for 6 consecutive months and get a relief of 5 days due to revamping of the route. He came 5 days early, and all twist and turns appear after that.
Rustom’s wife Cynthia Pavri (Illeana D’cruz) is in relationship with his friend Vikram Makhija (Arjan Bajwa), who is the money maker and the owner of Imperial motors along with his sister Priti Makhija (Esha Gupta). Rustom opts a revolver from Navi Armory and reached at Vikram’s house.
Three shots and Vikram led down to the floor with his licensed pistol. Rustom surrenders to the police and also fight his own case in front of public prosecutor Lakshman Khangani. What will be the result of his case? Will he walked out or arrested with being found guilty?Is this a pre-planned murder or just a self defense. Watch it at your nearest theater to know!
One more time, Akshay proves that he can play an interesting character with relevant attitude and perfect body-language. He perfectly holds the attitude of Navi officer and carried it in the whole movie along with his emotions and anger.
Apart from Akshay Kumar, Kumud Mishra plays a newspaper editor role Erach Billimoria, who lightens the mood and make smile to the audience along with Arjan Bajwa (Vikram Makhija), Parmeet Sethi (Rear Admiral Kamat) and Pavan Malhotra (Inspector Vincent Lobo).
Girls in this movie were just for the decoration, they have nothing to play. Few scenes for Ileana D’cruz (Cynthia Pavri) and few for Esha Gupta (Priti Makhija). Supporting characters like Jamnabai (Usha Nadkarni), Kanwaljit Singh (Defense Sec K. G. Bakshi), Anang Desai (Judge), Indraneel Bhattacharya (Capt. C. P. Cherian) and Brijendra Kala (Hawaldar).
Realistic suspense thrillers have great scopes for background scores, but songs might not. Full length songs generally slow down the story line and distract a viewer from the main concept. The same thing happens with Rustom, all songs are great, especially “Tere sang”, but they make a feel of forceful injection and somehow affected the flow of the story.
Apart from that, composers Arko Pravo Mukharjee, Raghav Sachar, Ankit Tiwari and Jeet Gannguli did a great work and created a melodious music for the film like “Dekha hazaro dafaa”, “Tere sang”, “Jab tum hote ho” and “Rustom vahi”.
Listen “Rustom” Music here:
Editing and direction
In one word fine, but have scope for betterment. Editor can work on editing and director loses a star due to improper presentation of ancient look of Bombay. Background feels like slides more than realistic presence and editor loses flow. Due to that first half moves slower than second half and makes the audience feel other things rather excitement, story pitch and suspense.
Director Suresh Desai, have scope to work on details and flow, but as a first attempt it’s not bad as it has already created such hype and worked well in theaters.
Last few words!
If you are a die hard fan of Akshay Kumar and wants to spend some good moments, you can watch Rustom. But if you are looking for another pitch like Baby, Holiday, Gabbar or Airlift, you will definitely get depressed. Although, with several great scenes, adorable performances and melodious music, Rustom will lead you to enjoy your movie.