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Directed by : Tinu Suresh Desai

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Rustom is a crime-mystery film written by Vipul K Rawal and directed by Tinu Suresh Desai. It features Akshay Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead roles. It is based on the real life incident of Naval Officer K.M. Nanavati.


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Rustom Review Interesting courtroom drama of a real incident

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This film is based on a real incident which place in Mumbai in the 50s. The plot is about a naval officer who kills the man who was having an affair with his wife and and then surrenders in the police station. So there is no whodunit or wheredunit or whydunit !.It is all about the naval officer single handedly fighting out his case in court. Akshay Kumar is naval commander Rustom Parvi and his wife is Ileana D'Cruz ( Cynthia). The other man is played by Arjun Bajwa (Vikram Makhija). His sister is played by Esha Gupta.
The film is well directed and the audience interest is sustained throughout. The casting is fairly well done where Akshay looks and acts as the upright Naval officer and Illeana looks ravishing, vulnerable and nervous.
Since a major part of the story takkes place in the courtroom the director has introduced humour in the proceedings. People who are familar with the case of 1959 will find characters name resembling the original names.
Maybe there are a few errors in the legal proceedings but that is not really an issue. The filming is straightforward without any complications and that is a relief.
Akshay acts convincingly as the disturbed husband while Illeana as the guilty but helpless wife gives a good account of herself. Diana in a vampish role fits the bill.
Attractively mounted with good production values its photography is commendable. The ambiance of Mumbai of the 50s is brought out effectively.