The much awaited film of 2016 – Rustom has hit the theatres today. Rustom starring Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’cruz and Esha Gupta is loosely based on Naval officer Rustom Pavri and the sensational crime mystery of his life which has shaken the judiciary system of India. Rustom is set in the 1950s in Mumbai which was then Bombay.
Rustom Pavri (Akshay Kumar) and Cynthia Pavri (Ileana D’cruz) are a happily married couple and things go haywire suddenly in their lives when Rustom finds Cynthia with another man. Rustom goes to confront with him and then we hear three gun shots from Vikram’s room. The next we see Rustom goes to the police station to surrender himself. Inspector Vincent Lobo ( Pawan Malhotra) starts investigating the case. Vikram’s sister Priti Mikhija (Esha Gupta) takes an oath to punish Rustom and hires the best lawyer of the city Lakshman Khangani (Sachin Khedekar). Court room drama sessions began and one after the other new stories keep unfolding. Watch Rustom on big screens to find if Rustom Pawar is really guilty or is there a truth which is hidden from everyone!
Rustom is a crime mystery thriller which succeeds in keeping the audience hooked to the screens. Vipul K Kumar who is the man behind the story, screenplay and dialogues have given a contemporary treatment to the story set in 50s. Naval officer Akshay is the captain of the film. He carries the film on his shoulders and sails the ship with rough and tough waves.
The ladies of the film – Ileana and Esha play their parts well. For a change the female leads of a Hindi won’t just add glam quotient but actually showcase their grey avatar. Other strong performances come from supporting artists – Kumud Mishra, Usha Nadkarni, Sachin Khedekar and Pawan Malhotra. The film’s music has gained good feedback and background score elevates the story.
Rustom has a tough contender in form of Mohenjadaro and with the long weekend ahead it is sure expected to mint some moolah!