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Rustom (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 12 August 2016 (India)
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A naval officer returns home to find out about his wife's affair. Soon, he surrenders after murdering the lover but as the case unfolds, it starts to reveal his hidden intention.


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Credited cast:
Akshay Kumar ... Rustom Pavri
Ileana D'Cruz ... Cynthia Pavri
Manoj Bajpayee ... Narrator
Esha Gupta ... Preety Makhija
Hiten Patel ... Navy Sailor
Brijendra Kala ... Head Constable
Sachin Khedekar ... Public Prosecutor Lakshman Khangani
Kanwaljit Singh ... Defense Secretary K. G. Bakshi
Sharad Kelkar
Pavan Malhotra ... Senior Inspector Vincent Lobo
Kumud Mishra ... Erach Billimoria
Parmeet Sethi ... Rear Admiral Prashant Kamath
Arjan Bajwa ... Vikram Makhija
Ty Hurley Ty Hurley ... Conman
Anang Desai ... Judge Patel


Naval officer Rustom Pavri returns from his posting and finds his wife Cynthia is away from home since last two days his marriages is on the rocks when he finds love letters in cupboard which indicates that Cynthia has found love in one of his friend Vikram Makhija an arrogant business tycoon ,Rustom then issues a pistol from Naval Ship's Armory and shoots Vikram three times in his chest living him dead and surrender himself to senior inspector Vincent Lobo. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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English | Hindi

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Rusztam See more »

Filming Locations:

Canterbury, Kent, England, UK See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$773,662, 12 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,087,419, 12 August 2016
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Akshay Kumar when promoted the film on musical show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa gave message to his fans that whenever you see a person serving his country please salute his uniform. See more »


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Good one-time watch
14 August 2016 | by sowvendraSee all my reviews

The Nanavati case of the 1950s seems to be hot on the literary and film scene in India right now. Just a few weeks ago I read R. Raj Rao's novel, Lady Lolita's Lovel, a clever and entertaining juxtaposition of the Nanavati case and D. H. Lawrence's novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover. Rustom, inspired by the Nanavati case, is entertaining to say the least. Just like Akshay Kumar's previous films Holiday, Baby and Airlift. And because Akshay Kumar seems to have mastered the formula of creating fast-paced thrillers with quick lessons in patriotism and nationalism, even Rustom, apparently inspired by an incident of adultery, too has been injected with liberal doses of patriotism.

Most things work for Rustom. Though the period setting does not really impress, the writing does. The courtroom scene, especially, has been written quite well. There is humour in it, and a tongue-in-cheek feeling.

Akshay Kumar, despite being the lead star, is not the best thing about Rustom. It is the supporting cast. Be it Pavan Malhotra as the investigating police officer, Kumud Mishra as the newspaper editor who turns the public opinion in Rustom's favour, Usha Nadkarni as the Pavris' domestic help, Sachin Khedekar as the prosecution lawyer, or Anang Desai as the judge➖the supporting actors have been given opportunities and they have delivered.

The weakest thing about Rustom is, perhaps, its female lead: Ileana D'Cruz. Maybe the cue given to her was "look sad", so she has a crestfallen appearance throughout the film. Esha Gupta is better, though quite over the top. With a Zeenat Aman-ish appearance, Esha Gupta brings a certain femme-fatale-ish glamour to her character➖her fashion style and poise, breathing fire in anger at the murder of her brother (played by Arjan Bajwa) at the hands of Rustom Pavri (played by Akshay Kumar), smoking a cigarette through a long holder while being given a back massage by a young man, reacting furiously in the courtroom, vowing to get Rustom Pavri hanged, etc.

Not perfect - in fact, far from being perfect - Rustom is a good one-time watch.

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