RUSTOM – Movie Review
Posted by Vivek on August 22, 2016 | No Comments
Director – Tinu Desai
Producer – Reliance
Cast – Akshay Kumar, IlenaD’Cruz, Esha Gupta, ArjanBajwa
Music –ArkoPravo Mukherjee
D o P – Santosh Thundiyil
The story of Rustom is loosely based on a real life incident that occurred in Mumbai, in 1959. It has been shown on screen, at least 4 times in different forms, but this one probably comes closest to the real thing.
Mumbai of that era has been captured well on screen and the attention to details in that aspect is commendable.
For, basically a courtroom drama, the pace is solid and there are not too many dull moments and that in itself is a super achievement. The songs, especially the title one, has caught the fancy of the audiences.
The acting is solid and the surprise packet is Esha Gupta, who gets to display her acting prowess and passes that test in flying colors. The supporting cast of Pavan Malhotra and Kumud Mishra, carry the film very well on their able shoulders.
But the finest point of the movie is the audience involvement in what is unfolding on the screen. This ensures that the film is a crisp and entertaining watch.
If compared to the real incident, certain facts have been distorted, but nobody seems to care, as long as the overall movie sits well with the audience, which it does.
From a writing perspective too, it keeps away from taking a side or being too loud or rhetorical, always refreshing. The cinematography enhances the visual appeal of this film.