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Story of Naval Commander Rustom Pavri. Was he a Patriot? Was he a Traitor? Was he a Murderer?


12 Aug, 2016
2 hrs 31 mins
87,074 votes
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A dashing naval officer, a beautiful wife and a perfect world. This was Naval Commander Rustom Pavri`s life.

Until one day he realizes his perfect life isntwhat he thought it was. As events unfold we realize his wife is having an affair with his best friend.

Three fatal shots change their lives.

Based on true events, Rustom is a gripping tale about Pride, Passion and Power, and a man who must his uphold his own integrity and that of the nation.
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Verdict: ​An engaging film backed by an exceptional performance by the lead actor. With Airlift, Akshay Kumar proved that he still has a lot to offer besides those migraine-inducing comedy films that he has featured in. Forgive him for Housefull 3 as he makes a strong impact in Rustom, in which he plays the role []... ...Read full review
Though the climax has been smartly fictionalised, this courtroom drama is essentially based on the real life of Naval officer KM Nanavati, who in 1959, shot and killed his wife`s lover. The subsequent trial was one of India`s most sensational court cases. Coming to the film, Rustom has a cracker of a beginning. Without wasting any time, the director comes straight to the point. He takes us quickly through the circumstances in which Rustom shoots Vikram and the trial begins. ...Read full review
But not everything in Rustom is proportioned right. Lousy special effects and the language of certain characters are a few things that warp the authentic feel of the movie. Yet, somehow Rustom doesnt falter, except when you realise the movie two and a half hours long. ...Read full review
Pavan Malhotra is typically dependable in the role of the investigating police officer, and Akshay Kumar shows some flair. They are the sole bright spots in Rustom, which is too long, wholly disappointing, and feels like an opportunity lost. Im going with a generous two out of five. ...Read full review
Akshay cuts a dashing figure in his naval uniform. His erect spine is shorthand for a man of duty and determination. But his character doesnt have vulnerability or an arc. There is one nicely done jail scene when Rustom meets Cynthia for the first time after the murder. He grips his own arms tightly so that he doesnt hug her. Its sad and moving. The film is brave enough to give us a man who is so evolved that he understands and forgives his errant wife. But instead of exploring the dynamics of this, we get lost in heroism, corruption and courtroom dramatics. And truthfully, the only thing Parsi about Akshay is the name Rustom ...Read full review