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Akshay Kumar delivers an intriguing courtroom drama

The premise is fairly simple. Director Tinu Desai's characters reveal themselves rather obviously: A heartbroken naval officer, his cheating wife, the Casanova lover, his evil sister, sympathetic cops, an ambitious reporter and an overtly confused jury. But, slowly and surely, the movie grips you. ...(more)

Source: Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times


Rustom is a one-time watch.

Akshay Kumar will be the highlight of this film and it will have to ride on his shoulders alone to work at the box office. For those who just want to catch a flick without its relation to Nanavati case, it makes up for a decent watch. I plead guilty that I suggest this film!(more)

Source: Surabhi Redkar, Koimoi


Akshay Kumar is terrific in this average courtroom drama!

Rustom is not a bad film in essence, however a little more conviction in the narrative could have made it one of the best courtroom dramas of all time. Watch it purely for Akshay Kumar or watch it if you want to know the basic skeleton of the Nanavati case (if you are too lazy to read its Wikipedia ...(more)

Source: Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life


Akshay Kumar film is flat-out dull

In Airlift, he showed how he could take a quasi-real part and run with it. The film, despite its many concessions to 'reality', worked because the star made sure he was believable. The only time we connect with Rustom is when we are allowed to see the anguish and pained resolve in Akshay's eyes. If ...(more)

Source: Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express


Rustom is an accidental parody of itself

For half a minute, a highly distinguished Parsi gent shows up and immediately classes up this film, but that's about all. Despite Kumar's valiant (albeit overdressed) attempt at calm and gravitas, this film is bilge, unintentionally hilarious and eventually tedious. The only way to salvage it wou...(more)

Source: Raja Sen., Rediff.com


RUSTOM comes across as a well crafted crime thriller that meets expectations.

RUSTOM comes across as a well crafted crime thriller that meets expectations. It has its share of captivating moments as well as the loose ones. At the Box-Office, competition in the form of MOHENJO DARO will limit its potential. However, the holiday period post the weekend and positive word of mout...(more)

Source: Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama


Rustom can be watched for Akshay Kumar, whose action/comic brilliance often overshadows his acting prowess.

Tinu Suresh Desai's melodramatic direction struggles to maintain momentum. It lacks subtlety and is reminiscent of a languid Television daily soap, replete with a jarring background score, cliched dialogues and mandatory close-up shots of every character at regular intervals. While Ileana is perfect...(more)

Source: Renuka Vyavahare, Times Of India


Too smug for comfort

In fact, I wondered if it wouldn't have been better for the film to have been updated for contemporary times. A case in point being, the tabloid frenzy and trial by media unspooled by Rusi Karanjia's Blitz (Kumud Mishra as Eruch Billimoria) in the film versus the present where, things are much more ...(more)

Source: NAMRATA JOSHI, The Hindu

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Arun Sundar

Clearly one of the best Hindi films I have seen in recent times. Take a bow Mr. Akshay kumar. 58% rating is terrible moviecrow. (more)

BO Report World Wide

Country 2nd Weekend 3rd Weekend 4th Weekend 5thweekend Opening Weekend
USA ($) 528781.00 211819.00 86494.00 --- 625782.00
Canada ($) 159103.00 74477.00 --- --- 131222.00
UK (€ ) 124829.00 54145.00 32635.00 8163.00 108491.00
Australia (A$) 127641.00 24821.00 3962.00 409.00 207263.00
Malaysia (MYR) 24611.00 --- --- --- 48431.00

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Tere Sang Yaara” Atif Aslam Listen
2 “Rustom Vahi” Manoj Muntashir Sukriti Kakar Listen
3 “Audio Juke Box” Listen
4 “Dekha Hazaro Dafaa” Arijit Singh & Palak Muchhal Listen
5 “Tay Hai” Manoj Muntashir Ankit Tiwari Listen
6 “Dhal Jaun Main” Manoj Muntashir Jubin Nautiyal & Aakanksha Sharma Listen
7 “Jab Tum Hote Ho” Manoj Muntashir Shreya Ghoshal Listen